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Featured in this issue of Breast Cancer InBrief 2013 are two case studies and insight into the Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define lymphedema and applicable treatments
  • Discuss the importance of diagnosing subclinical lymphedema
  • Improve the facilitation of early interventions, education, and preventative recommendations for lymphedema
  • Define the common clinicopathologic features of premenopausal breast cancer
  • Describe medical, social and psychological issues that face premenopausal breast cancer patients
  • Discuss unique characteristics of breast cancer in premenopausal women
  • Describe how treatment and management may differ in younger breast cancer patients

Reading Resources:

  1. Chlebowski RT, Geller ML. Adherence to endocrine therapy for breast cancer.Oncology. 2006;71(1-2):1-9.
  2. Lin JH, Zhang SM, Manson JE. Predicting adherence to tamoxifen for breast cancer adjuvant therapy and prevention. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). Sep 2011;4(9):1360-1365.
  3. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures. In: Society AC, ed. Cancer.org2011-2012.
  4. de la Rochefordiere A, Asselain B. Age as prognostic factor in premenopausal breast carcinoma. Lancet. 1993;341(8852):1039.

Disclosures:

Donna Kinzler and Dr. Kandace P. McGuire have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Atilla Soran has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Impedimed

Dr. G. van Londen has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: NIH, the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and John A. Hartford Foundation.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 8/20/2013 | Last Modified On: 8/20/2013 | Expires: 8/20/2014

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