Talking About Tumors with Ryann and Ryan - A medical oncology podcast

02_01 An Overview of Considerations for Early Breast Cancer

September 26, 2022 Talking About Tumors Season 2 Episode 1
Talking About Tumors with Ryann and Ryan - A medical oncology podcast
02_01 An Overview of Considerations for Early Breast Cancer
Show Notes

1.       History of surgery and radiation for breast cancer

2.       Indication and goal of adjuvant systemic therapy (incl cell-kill hypothesis)

3.       Overview of breast cancer subtypes

4.       Strategies and guidelines for surveillance


As always, citations, and sources include education from our respective training programs, the Devita textbook, and  We highly encourage review of guidelines published by ASCO, ESMO and other organizations at your region of training.

DeVita, Vincent T., Jr., Theodore S. Lawrence, and Steven A. Rosenberg. Devita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology. 10th edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2015. Waltham, MA: Wolters Kluwer.

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Talking about Tumors with Ryan and Ryann is not medical advice.  We have received no funding in relation to the information discussed within this episode and have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose.  All opinions are those of whoever stated them.  We have compiled this podcast to serve as an introduction to the field of medical oncology for post-graduate trainees interested in the topic. 


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