Approximately 10% to 20% of these patients will have locally recurrent disease in the breast between one and nine years after mastectomy or breast conservation surgery
plus radiation therapy.
Late-Breaking Data From Pilot Study on New Electromagnetic Wave Device For Tissue Targeting During Breast Conservation Surgery
at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium -
Our device will allow MR-guided needle biopsy of breast lesions and thermal tumor destruction-predicted to replace breast conservation surgery
(lumpectomy), becoming the prototypical procedure to improve quality of care and lower cost in a managed care environment.
As a breast cancer surgeon for more than 30 years, I have closely followed the advances in surgical techniques with respect to breast conservation surgery
," said Dr.
The MarginProbe procedure provides surgeons with real-time detection of cancer at the edges of the tissue removed during breast conservation surgery
(BCS), which is the only way to ensure the complete removal of the tumor from the breast.
Example quality measures in breast imaging, surgery and pathology include timeliness of care, mammography call back rate, five-year stage specific survival rate, patient satisfaction survey response rate and breast conservation surgery
rate, among other indicators.
The after-treatment results are as follows: patients deemed eligible for breast conservation surgery
increased from 5 to 16, 12 of the 44 had a complete pathological response and 20 of the 44 had a partial response.
Members of the Department of Surgery and the Division of Radiation Oncology reported their findings from a 10-year study on breast conservation surgery
using nipple areolar resection for central breast cancers in a recent issue of the Archives of Surgery, 2004; 131:32-37.
Thomas Varricchione, Photoelectron's Director of Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs, said "This procedure allows a reduction in the lengthy course of standard radiation therapy given to patients following breast conservation surgery
and has the potential to eliminate it entirely.