A New Way to 5-Day Radiation

Two experienced breast surgeons highlight their experience with BioZorb® and using 5-day radiation with SBRT.  This conversation features oncoplastic procedures to decrease re-excision rates and improve cosmesis.  Additionally, the discussion includes the evolution of radiation techniques including WBI + Boost, APBI, LDR Implant, 3-D CRT, SBRT and IORT. Dr Kaufman talks about better targeting boost in partial breast irradiation to avoid unnecessary radiation treatment volume, thereby potentially avoiding fibrosis and other side effects; additionally, he highlights maintaining the contour of the breast throughout treatment and beyond using BioZorb®.  Dr. Gorman discusses the impact of various radiation treatments on long-term patient satisfaction, as well as combining oncoplastics with innovation radiation techniques and includes the three pillars of case planning:  Cosmesis, Radiology & follow up surveillance and Radiation. Audience questions are answered at the end. As delivered at ASBrS Breakfast Symposium, May, 2019

Presented by Dr. Cary Kaufman and Dr. Valerie Gorman