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Breast Cancer Update: Surgical Edition, Issue 2, 2014
Released January 2015

Featuring interviews with Drs Tari A King, Kimberly L Blackwell, Edith A Perez and Irene Wapnir. (Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    Historically, surgery has been the primary mode of treatment for early breast cancer. The diagnostic, surgical and medical management of breast cancer, however, have escalated in complexity because of numerous advances in novel technologies and available adjunctive therapies. Hence, the multifaceted treatment of breast cancer now requires the input of an interdisciplinary group of expert care providers. This paradigm shift has created the challenge of ensuring that knowledge of major clinical advances in local and systemic breast cancer therapy is effectively disseminated among all members of the cross-functional team. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, Breast Cancer Update for Surgeons uses one-on-one interviews with leading breast cancer investigators to efficiently distill the latest research developments so they may be incorporated into clinical practice as appropriate. By providing access to cutting-edge data and expert perspectives, this CME program assists breast surgeons in the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies.


    • Recognize the evolving application of biomarkers and multigene assays in breast cancer management, and effectively use these tools to refine or individualize treatment plans for patients.
    • Develop an evidence-based approach to the management of the axilla in carefully selected patients with localized breast cancer and a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy.
    • Recognize the FDA approval of neoadjuvant pertuzumab, and consider this therapeutic approach when evaluating appropriate patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer.
    • Describe the importance of adequate surgical margins in mitigating local recurrence risk for women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery.
    • Identify appropriate patients for the use of magnetic resonance imaging and screening in the management of breast cancer.
    • Counsel appropriately selected patients with breast cancer about participation in ongoing clinical trials.


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This activity provides Category 1 CME that may be used as self-assessment credit toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery MOC Program. It is the responsibility of each individual to remain apprised of the current requirements for his or her board-specific MOC Program. For more information about the ABS MOC Program, visit www.absurgery.org.

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    This activity contains an audio component. The participant should review listen to the audio MP3s.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Real or apparent conflicts of interest are identified and resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by both a member of the RTP scientific staff and an external, independent physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTYDrs King, Perez and Wapnir had no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose. The following faculty member (and her spouse/partner) reported real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process: Dr BlackwellAdvisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc; Consulting Agreements: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology; Speakers Bureau: Genomic Health Inc.

    EDITORDr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Teva Oncology and VisionGate Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. Research To Practice does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech BioOncology and Genomic Health Inc.

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    Last review date: January 2015
    Expiration date: January 2016

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Breast Cancer Update: Surgical Edition, Issue 2, 2014
Released January 2015

Featuring interviews with Drs Tari A King, Kimberly L Blackwell, Edith A Perez and Irene Wapnir. (Audio Content)

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