In This Issue
Physician Education
BC3 Education Sessions
New SAVI Webinar from Varian
BrachyBytes Editorial Advisory Board

Robert Kuske, M.D.

Coral Quiet, M.D
Jay Reiff, Ph.D.
Dan Scanderbeg, Ph.D.
John Sweet, M.S.

Catheryn Yashar, M.D.

Vic Zannis, M.D.

Upcoming Events


Society of Surgical Oncology

64th Annual Cancer Symposium

March 2-5, 2011

San Antonio, Texas

Booth #412

American Society of Breast Disease

35th Annual Symposium

March 24-26, 2011

Dallas, Texas

American Society of Breast Surgeons

12th Annual Meeting

April 27-May 1, 2011

Washington, D.C.

Booth #301/303


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Varian Medical Systems

February 2011

Physician Education:  

Quality Patient Care & Practice Success 

Beth Boyd, RN 

Ongoing physician education is essential for running a successful practice and improving patient care. With new technologies for diagnosing and treating breast cancer emerging every year, pre-conference workshops – like those at the annual meetings of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons – provide a great forum for physicians to learn from leading faculty while getting hands-on experience.

Beth Boyd, RN

As organizer of many of these pre-meeting courses, Beth Boyd, RN, discusses why surgeons should be trained in advanced imaging modalities, what courses offer the best return  on investment, and how certification can impact reimbursement. Read more    



What resources do you rely on for continuing education? Email us – we want to hear your thoughts!

BC3 Education Sessions Available Online 

More than 900 delegates from 44 states and DC and 39 foreign countries attended the inaugural BC3 CME conference sponsored by Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Health.

But even if you weren’t among the attendees, you can still access the education sessions online for free!


To view the presentations, click here and register by entering your email address.

An email will automatically be sent to you with the direct link to the BC3 education video index page. You can watch the education sessions as many times as you wish. (No CME credits are awarded for viewing the videos.)

Among the presentations, several focused on the role of partial breast radiation in coordinated breast cancer treatment, including:

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Are All APBI Techniques Created Equal?

Frank A. Vicini, MD

A Radiation Oncologist’s Perspective on Oncoplastic Surgery

Robert R. Kuske, Jr., MD

Coordinating Oncoplastic Surgery with Partial Breast Radiation

Geoffrey L. Robb, MD

Does Reconstruction Impact Post-Mastectomy Radiation? Panel Discussion/Q&A

Moderated by Douglas Arthur, MD

Be sure to share this information with a colleague! And don’t forget to watch out for information on the second annual BC3 conference in 2012 in Washington, D.C.

New Webinar from Varian:
Save Time Contouring with SAVI 

As part of Cianna Medical’s commitment to ongoing education, we are proud to add a new webinar from Varian Medical Systems to our online Physician Education Programs.

Save Time Contouring with SAVI Using an Advanced Featured of BrachyVision shows how to use the 3D tools available in BrachyVision to cut down on treatment planning time with SAVI.  


James Stubbs, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of Cianna Medical, provides step-by-step directions for utilizing the feature while Wayne LaJoie of Varian demonstrates with an actual case. 

View webinar