On October 18 2014, the SON hosted another successful Fall Update in downtown Vancouver at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year's event focused on breast cancer, specifically current controversies in 2014.
View event program here.
Dr. JF Boileau, a surgical oncologist from Montreal, spoke on the current management of the axilla in breast cancer focusing on cuurent indications for axillary node dissection and management of the patient with a positive sentinel node.
View Dr. Boileau's presentation here.
Dr. Rebecca Warburton, a breast surgeon at Mt. St Joseph, presented on the new ASCO guidelines regarding margin recommendations for breast conserving surgery.
View Dr. Warburton's presentation here.
Dr. Malcom Hayes, senior BCCA Vancouver breast pathologist, presented on the pathological basis of breast carcinoma.
View Dr. Hayes' presentation here.
Dr. Michelle Goeke and Dr. Elaine McKevitt presented current BC breast cancer quality indicator data and discussed current quality indicators in surgical breast cancer care.
View Dr. Goeke and Dr. McKevitt's presentation here.
The current status of neoadjuvent chemotherapy (NAT) was presented by Dr. Christine Simmons, a medical oncologist from the BC Cancer Agency.
View Dr. Simmons presentation here.
Dr. Lorna Weir, a radiation oncologist from BCCA Vancouver, presented on current radiotherapy issues for breast cancer care.
View Dr. Weir's presentation here.
Dr. Frances Wright, a surgical oncologist from Toronto, presented on surgical management in the setting of neo-adjuvent therapy (NAT).
View Dr. Wright's presentation here.
Dr. Christine Wilson, BCCA radiologist, presented on screening mammography controversies. Covering issues such as overdiagnosis in breast cancer, and the availability of communication materials for helping women make informed decisions.
View Dr. Wilson's presentation here.