Navigation Links
CPMC Surgeon Leads Innovative Approach to Treating Breast Cancer
Date:2/7/2017

A local surgeon is among the first in California to combine innovative techniques and new technology to improve the treatment of breast cancer.

Dr. Anne G. W. Peled, M.D., surgeon at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is using an approach called oncoplastic surgery and a tiny new implant, called BioZorb, to provide better cosmetic outcomes after surgery and allow more precise targeting of radiation treatment.

Dr. Peled, a breast oncologic surgeon and board-certified plastic surgeon with the CPMC breast cancer program, has helped pioneer use of the BioZorb marker. The three-dimensional device is placed during lumpectomy surgery, which removes the cancer and preserves the breast.

This approach facilitates oncoplastic techniques, which involve rearrangement of the patient’s own breast tissue to provide both cancer control and more aesthetically pleasing results.

“There are several ways BioZorb really helps our breast cancer patients,” Dr. Peled said. “Using this device provides a framework to help reshape the breast after surgery. It also allows the radiation oncologist to more precisely target radiation therapy. Longer term, it makes it easier to track the site of tumor removal on follow-up mammograms.”

Susan Yeres, 62, is among Dr. Peled’s patients whose treatment included use of the marker. A San Rafael resident, Yeres is an independent consultant in the juvenile and criminal justice system.

She was found to have a small tumor in each breast. In consultation with Dr. Peled, she decided to have a breast reduction and lumpectomy in both breasts.

“Given that I had a breast reduction, the marker increased the ability to locate the original cancer site. It allowed me to have more extensive surgery and still have the original spot of the cancer easily identified,” she said. “I also feel good about the cosmetic outcome of the process. Having one surgeon do both the plastic surgery and oncological surgery was a winning idea for me.”

Yeres noted that the marker fit well with her shorter course of follow-up radiation. “It was wonderful to be able to reduce the number of scans thanks to the marker,” she said. “It made the last portion of the treatment very easy.” Yeres had a quick recovery from treatment and was able to go on vacation shortly afterward.

Among the radiation oncologists noting the benefit of using the BioZorb at CPMC is Dr. John W. Lee.

He said the marker allowed him in most cases to narrow the radiation field to limit exposure to healthy tissue and surrounding organs such as the heart and lung. "The benefits to the patient with the marker are, first, they get better targeting because we know exactly where the tumor was; and second, fewer side effects because we don't have to treat such a large area of the breast," Dr. Lee said.

BioZorb is the first device that identifies in a fixed, three-dimensional manner where the tumor was removed. The implantable device consists of a framework made of a bioabsorbable material that holds six titanium clips. The framework slowly dissolves as cells grow into the tumor cavity over the course of a year or more. The tiny marker clips stay in place so the surgical site can be viewed for long-term monitoring such as future mammograms.

Where do these new approaches fit with other trends in breast cancer treatment?

“Most of our patients are now wonderfully lucky to have their cancers detected early and to live a long time after their treatment,” Dr. Peled said. “After treatment they really want to have breasts that they are happy with and to feel like they are getting the right treatment that’s tailored for them.”

“I love being able to offer this marker as a possibility for my patients,” Peled added “It lets them know I’m thinking about how to achieve the best outcome and gives them a great feeling about participating in something that’s going to advance the way we treat breast cancer.”

-- 30 --

About Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
At San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center, we believe in the power of medicine. We research the most up-to-date treatments, hire the most qualified individuals, and practice the most modern, innovative medicine available. We deliver the highest-quality expert care with kindness and compassion in acute, post-acute and outpatient services, as well as preventive and complementary medicine. As an affiliate of Sutter Health and one of California’s largest private, community-based, not-for-profit, teaching medical centers, we are able to reach deep into our community to provide education, screening and financial support in some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

For more information visit our web site at http://www.cpmc.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14051687.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2017 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. New York Plastic Surgeon Maurice Khosh Welcomes Michele Rivard To His Practice
2. Facial Plastic Surgeon Selected as One of the Top Doctors in Orange County!
3. Dr. Edward Buckingham Named One of Austin’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons
4. Distinguished Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon Nominated As One Of America’s Best Physicians 2017
5. Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Reveals New Uses for Tried-and-True Fillers in 2017
6. L.A. Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Mehryar Taban Discusses Latest Almond Eye Surgery Trend on “The Doctors”
7. Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Comments on Reported National Trend: More Men Opting to Address Double Chin with the Injectable Treatment Kybella
8. Feminine Rejuvenation: Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Comments on New Study Looking at Why Women Want It; Why Women Do it
9. Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon Now Trains the Next Generation of Hair Transplant Surgeons
10. Can Botox Earlier in Adulthood Prevent Wrinkles Later On? Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Weighs In on the Debate
11. Newport News Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Performs Virginia’s First ALIF Surgery Using Synfix Evolution Device
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Rob Lowe acts as host and helps educate and inform the public using the ... can reconnect with America as it explores some of the best places to hike ... an inventive new place for a family vacation, and have discovered hiking. Many will ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... “Just What Happened in the Garden of Eden”: retells the stories ... Eden” is the creation of published author, Penelope Colt, mother, trader, horse farmer, artist and ... NYC when she was three. At six, they moved to Dayton, Ohio, where Penny ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Alan I. Benvenisty, MD is dual board certified in ... known for his distinguished expertise and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular ... treating renovascular disease and aortic aneurysm . He is known for his minimally ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Patients who want to receive cosmetic dentistry procedures such as ... Bedich for a consultation, with or without a referral. Dr. Bedich enjoys improving the ... , Dr. Bedich offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services at his practice ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Medic CE , a Career Step company, is sponsoring ... hosted by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). The free webinar, to be ... by Captain Rommie Duckworth, LP, a career fire captain as well as founder and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/9/2017)... PORTLAND, Ore. , May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... company that provides technology solutions to improve the ... reported financial results for the first quarter ended ... that our products enable our customers to identify ... them to intervene before events like heart attacks ...
(Date:5/6/2017)...  May is Stroke Awareness Month and Omron Healthcare ... methods to prevent a stroke: monitor and manage your ... and Prevention, undetected and uncontrolled hypertension is a leading ... leader in personal heart health technology, recently evolved its ... and stroke and is advancing a national public education ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare ... this week at the American Congress of Obstetricians ... San Diego, CA from May ... perfect tool for clinicians to easily confirm pregnancy, ... pregnancy-related complications like ectopic pregnancy and placenta previa," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: