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Upcoming Conferences
Patient-Focused Care
NAPBC Accreditation

BrachyBytes Editorial Advisory Board

Dan Scanderbeg, Ph.D.
Robert Kuske, M.D.
Gail Lebovic, M.D.
Coral Quiet, M.D.
John Sweet, M.S.
Catheryn Yashar, M.D.
Vic Zannis, M.D.

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August 2009

Patient-Focused Care:
What Women Want You to Know About SAVI
21st Century
Linda Holland had served as a patient
advocate on the Patient Advisory Council at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center for over three years when she was diagnosed with DCIS. With the help of radiation oncologist,
Catheryn Yashar, M.D., Linda received accelerated partial breast irradiation
with the SAVI® applicator in April 2009.


Here she shares her experience with SAVI – and reveals what physicians may want to know about the patient experience.

SAVI Users Show Excellence in Breast Care

Oncology Associates of San Diego and The Breast Center at Moores UCSD Cancer Center are among the first breast centers in California to receive accreditation from the National Accreditation of Breast Centers.

The program, run by the American College of Surgeons, recognizes those centers that provide the highest level quality of breast care, and requires a rigorous evaluation.

Both centers demonstrated their committment to cutting edge breast care as leaders in utilizing the SAVI applicator.

Julie Barone, D.O. of Oncology Associates was the first surgeon in the country to use the SAVI 6-1Mini, designed to deliver radiation to small and hard-to-reach cavities. UCSD was the first in California and the second in the nation to offer SAVI breast brachytherapy. Congratulations to these two outstanding facilities for being recognized for their excellence in breast care!

21st Century