You are viewing the 1st of the 2 courses UPMC Physician Resources permits you to view without registering. To have full access to our FREE courses on our website, please register or log in now.

UPMC CancerCenter gives patients access to comprehensive care through an entire network of medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, evidence-based treatment options, and the latest advances in cancer clinical care. We are proud to be one of the nation’s top centers for cancer care and research, where our nationally and internationally recognized specialists are changing the landscape of oncology.

 Educational objectives:

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

  • Discuss breast and ovarian cancer risk assessment.
  • Identify treatment options for breast cancer-related lymphedema.
  • Identify new imaging technologies for breast cancer screening.

Reading Resources:

  1. Fisher B, Costantino JP, Wickerham DL, et al. Tamoxifen for Prevention of Breast Cancer: Report of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project P-1 Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1998;90:1371-1388.
  2. Eiermann, W., et al. Preoperative Treatment of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients with Letrozole: A Randomized Double-Blind Multicenter Study. Ann Oncol, 2001. 12(11): p. 1527-32.
  3. Mihara M, Hara H, Hayashi Y, Iida T, Araki J, Yamamoto T, Todokoro T, Narushima M, Murai N, Koshima I. Upper-Limb Lymphedema Treated Aesthetically With Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis Using Indocyanine Green Lymphography and Noncontact Vein Visualization. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 Jun;28(5):327-32. 


Doctors Jankowitz, Gimbel, McAuliffe, and Sun have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Zuley has received research support from Hologic Inc.

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 .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at 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: 2/26/2016 | Last Modified On: 2/26/2016 | Expires: 2/26/2017

This course has been expired.