Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2011.0193


Breast cancer risk-reducing surgery and BRCA testing.

Prof. Haralabos Demetriades, MD, PhD

Affiliation: Professor Haralabos Demetriades, 4th Surgical Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Despite advances in multimodal treatment of breast cancer, survival and oncological outcome of women with advanced breast cancer still remain poor. Prevention is the best approach but how to identify high-risk individual woman? BRCA mutation testing in selected asymptomatic women has established as a reliable diagnostic and predictive test. But how to select the optimal intervention between surgical and non-surgical prophylaxis considering breast and ovarian cancer risk and quality of life?

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2011; 10(4) 238-240)

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