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2012-08-13 06:24:41

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center is pleased to welcome Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS, one of the nation's leading board certified breast surgeons to its premier team which includes Michael P. Berry, MD, FACS, and Roy M. Oswaks, MD. As former Director of Advanced Breast Care in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Fine is an innovative pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases with extensive experience in new breast biopsy...

2012-02-01 01:17:20

Nearly one in four women who undergo a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer have another surgery to remove additional tissue (reexcision), and there is substantial surgeon and institutional variation in the rate of reexcisions that cannot be explained by patients' clinical characteristics, according to a study in the February 1 issue of JAMA. The current environment of health care reform in the United States calls for increasing physician and hospital accountability and...

2011-09-30 09:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Clinic, the Mid-South's premier cancer practice, is pleased to announce the formation of The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center, a multidisciplinary breast center, which will be the first center of its kind in the region. The newly formed Comprehensive Breast Center at The West Clinic will partner with The Breast Clinic of Memphis and its breast surgical oncologist, Michael P. Berry, M.D., FACS. The newly formed...

2011-09-20 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Plastic Surgery Research Foundation, Inc., University Plastic Surgery, SC, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science are jointly sponsoring the 2011 Chicago Breast Symposium, a unique one-day gathering of multidisciplinary breast care specialists from around the world. The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago will serve as host site on Saturday, October 15, during...

2011-03-16 07:10:00

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Company of Mary's Comprehensive Breast Health Center has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and...

2010-11-08 12:12:00

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Hospital today announces that the Jordan Hospital Breast Center has received a three-year/full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)--a program of the American College of Surgeons. Jordan Hospital is the 5th hospital in Massachusetts and the only hospital on the South Shore and Cape Cod to receive the national designation. "We are honored to receive both recognition and national accreditation...

2009-11-16 10:00:00

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dawn Hills, M.D., F.A.C.S., was recently recognized by Pasadena Magazine as "Top Doc" in the category of Surgical Breast Oncology. A distinguished expert in cancer, Dr. Hills joined the South Pasadena Cancer Center in 2008 as the Director of Surgical Breast Oncology. Under her direction, the program offers the latest advances in the surgical management of breast cancer patients, including less invasive breast conserving techniques. "We are...

2009-10-13 16:21:11

Breast"“conserving surgery offered to the majority of patients There is concern that mastectomy is over-utilized in the United States, which raises questions about the role of surgeons and patient preference in treatment selection for breast cancer. New data from an observational study found that breast-conserving surgery was presented and provided in the majority of patients evaluated. Surgeon recommendations, patient decisions, and failure of breast-conserving surgery were all found...

2009-10-13 16:12:22

With there being a concern that mastectomy is excessively used as a treatment for breast cancer, a survey of nearly 2,000 women indicates that breast-conserving surgery was attempted as the initial therapy for about 75 percent of those surveyed, according to a study in the October 14 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on surgical care. Monica Morrow, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing in Chicago. "Concerns about...

2009-04-15 13:09:00

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a Program of the American College of Surgeons, Sets Clear, Standardized Criteria for Breast Centers ARLINGTON, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Hospital Center is now the first and only NAPBC-accredited breast center in the entire state of Virginia and in Washington, D.C. The Hospital is one of the first 23 breast centers nationwide to receive the distinction by the National Accreditation Program for Breast...