New Study Means Less Surgery for Some Breast Cancer Patients - But Which Ones?

February 24, 2011

Penn Medicine News Blog

When news about a practice-changing breast cancer study hit earlier this month following its publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center had questions. Many of the patients who called or brought up the study during their appointments in the days afterward had seen news stories about the study and were confused. Did these findings apply to them? Did they still need the surgery they had planned?

In stories on CBS3 and WHYY Radio that we pursued after the news broke, Penn breast surgeon Dr. Julia Tchou clarified the findings: Read More

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