UPMC Physician Resources
Radioactive Seed Conference
Radioactive seed localization of nonpalpable breast lesions is one of a number of new technologies aimed at replacing wire localizations. This procedure affords the radiology and surgical teams the opportunity to uncouple their efforts, resulting in improved efficiency. It is associated with greater patient satisfaction and offers the potential for improved localization with resection of smaller breast volumes.
You Survived (Breast) Cancer: What Next?
Join Dr. Josie van Londen for an overview of issues relevant to the management of breast cancer survivors including breast cancer survival trends, symptoms, recurrence, and participation in UPMC's Cancer Survivorship Program.
Publish Date: 5/24/2012
Total Viewing Time: 47 min.
Management of Ovarian Cancer Risk in Women with BRCA1/2 Mutations
Dr. Zorn provides an overview of the general population risk for developing cancer as compared with the risk in BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers. A case discussion with the panel followed Dr. Zorn's presentation.
Publish Date: 5/8/2012
Total Viewing Time: 22 min.
Breast Cancer Screening and Surgical options in High Risk Patients
Dr. McGuire provides an overview of screening methods for patients at high risk of developing breast cancer. She discusses surgical options, risks, and benefits for these high risk patients.
Publish Date: 5/1/2012
Total Viewing Time: 14 min.
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Primary Prevention for High Risk Patients
Dr. Jankowitz provides an overview of breast cancer risk factors, as well as factors differentiating moderate and high-risk patients. She discusses methods of preventive therapy and the benefits and risks associated with such therapy.
Publish Date: 4/26/2012
Total Viewing Time: 22 min.
Breast Cancer in Brief Winter 2012
Dr. Jules Sumkin presents a case of a 46-year-old woman with indeterminate calcifications in her left breast. Upon review of her DBT study, an unsuspected area of architectural distortion in the contralateral right breast was discovered. This area was not apparent in the original 2D mammogram, nor was it visible when the patient was recalled for additional mammographic views and targeted ultrasound.
Additionally, Dr. Marguerite Bonaventura presents a 70-year-old female who underwent her annual screening mammogram, during which a nodular density was found in the outer half of the right breast.
Publish Date: 1/17/2012
Total Viewing Time: 30 minutes
Peritoneal Therapy in Ovarian Cancer
In a special online CME presentation from UPMC, Dr. Robert Edwards provides an analysis of the pros and cons of peritoneal therapy for ovarian cancer.
Publish Date: 9/1/2011
Total Viewing Time: 19 minutes
Breast cancer is the topic of this presentation from UPMC’s Update in Internal Medicine 2010: Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Medical Problems.
Publish Date: 3/8/2011
Total Viewing Time: 38 minutes
Screening for Genetic Disorders in Pregnancy: Current Controversies
The principles and benefits of screening for genetic disorders is the subject of this CME presentation by UPMC obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. W. Allen Hogge.
Publish Date: 5/17/2011
Total Viewing Time: 37 minutes