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Oncoplastic Surgery & Breast Brachytherapy
The BC5 Project: Breast Cancer Treatment Options
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Robert Kuske, M.D.

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Dan Scanderbeg, Ph.D.
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.
Vic Zannis, M.D.
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Getting the Best Outcomes with Oncoplastic Surgery & Breast Brachytherapy
Pat Whitworth, MD



In the past decade, oncoplastic breast surgery has gained widespreadacceptance within the United States. The term applies to a variety of techniques that combine the principles of surgical oncology with plastic surgery techniques in order to control cancer while producing a desirable cosmetic result. Due to the variance in techniques, there is often a misconception that brachytherapy – particularly with single-entry devices – is not compatible with oncoplastic breast surgery.



Breast surgeon Pat Whitworth, MD, of the Nashville Breast Center, shares his approach to oncoplastic surgery, including why a majority of women benefit from a combination of what he calls “minor” oncoplastic techniques and targeted radiation like brachytherapy.

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The BC5 Project: Discussing Breast Cancer Treatment Options
On the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Cynara Coomer, Chief of Breast Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital, was interviewed by more than 20 news stations across the country about The BC5 Project and breast cancer treatment options, including brachytherapy. Segments aired on stations from Chicago to Washington DC to San Diego. Click Here to watch Dr. Coomer and her patient, Celia Duffy, discuss brachytherapy with San Diego Living.
The BC5 Project is a consortium of companies dedicated to educating women about their treatment options after a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer. One goal of the consortium is to make sure that brachytherapy is part of the conversation.
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