Management of High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

In the United States, 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer. Risk assessment is paramount to individualize screening and risk-reducing strategies. Review breast cancer risk factors and surveillance strategies with Melissa L. Pilewskie, M.D., from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

Target Audience

Breast Surgeons, General Surgeons, Reconstructive Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Physiatrists, Radiation Oncologists, General Practitioners and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize breast cancer risk factors.
  • Implement strategies for surveillance and risk reduction among high-risk women.
  • Explain ongoing efforts to identify nontoxic risk-reducing options.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Kuchenbaecker, K. B., Hopper, J. L., Barnes, D. R., Phillips, K. A., Mooij, T. M., Roos-Blom, M. J., ... & Goldgar, D. E. (2017). Risks of breast, ovarian, and contralateral breast cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Jama, 317(23), 2402-2416.
  • Moskowitz, C. S., Chou, J. F., Wolden, S. L., Bernstein, J. L., Malhotra, J., Friedman, D. N., ... & Smith, S. A. (2014). Breast cancer after chest radiation therapy for childhood cancer. Journal of Clinical oncology, 32(21), 2217.
  • Boughey, J. C., Hartmann, L. C., Anderson, S. S., Degnim, A. C., Vierkant, R. A., Reynolds, C. A., ... & Pankratz, V. S. (2010). Evaluation of the Tyrer-Cuzick (International Breast Cancer Intervention Study) model for breast cancer risk prediction in women with atypical hyperplasia. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(22), 3591.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2019
Course expires: 
04/30/2022

Melissa L. Pilewskie, M.D.
Assistant Attending
Breast Service, Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Melissa L. Pilewskie, M.D., indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Symposium Directors

Gladys L. Giron, M.D., has indicated that her spouse is a member of the speakers bureau and a consultant with Stryker.

John P. Diaz, M.D., has indicated that he is a member of the speakers bureau with AstraZeneca and consultant with ConMed and Intuitive Surgical.

Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

Starr K. Mautner, M.D., has indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2019
Course expires: 
04/30/2022
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