Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology Volume 04, Issue 12: Update on Breast Cancer

Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine; Director, Breast Cancer Program; Co-Director, Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Practice, and; Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, presented on Updates from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and Alice P. Chung, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist, Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, presented on Surgery after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

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Glendale, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Oncology Volume 04, Issue 12: Update on Breast Cancer.

The goals of this program are to review the most recent advances in the treatment of breast cancer (BC) and improve outcomes of BC through the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Identify which patients might benefit from longer adjuvant therapy with tamoxifen.
2. Choose appropriate therapies for patients with ERBB2-positive BC based on recent clinical trial data.
3. Consider use of chemotherapy (CTX) for local recurrence in patients with triple-negative BC.
4. Select appropriate candidates for conversion from mastectomy to breast-conserving therapy using NAC.
5. Determine the optimal timing of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients undergoing NAC.

The original programs were presented by Sara A. Hurvitz, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine; Director, Breast Cancer Program; Co-Director, Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Practice, and; Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Alice P. Chung, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Oncologist, Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.


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