Training Canadian surgeons in oncoplastic breast surgery: Where do we stand?

Eman Khayat, Muriel Brackstone, Jessica Maxwell, Renee Hanrahan, Jeannie Richardson, Marianna Kappala, Angel Arnaout

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Abstract

Breast-conserving surgery with adjuvant radiation therapy is widely accepted as a universal standard of care for women with early-stage breast cancer. Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery (OPS) techniques have emerged in recent years, facilitating the achievement of better cosmetic results while adhering to good oncological principles. Compared with the rest of the international community, Canada has been fairly slow in its clinical uptake of OPS. This commentary discusses how Canada can increase its capacity for OPS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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