New Guidelines for Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Sep 13, 2016 2:43:37 PM

Lawrence J. Solin, MD

More than 60,000 women are diagnosed annually with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast, a non-invasive form of breast cancer. A new guideline for DCIS recently published by three leading national cancer organizations now has the potential to reduce unnecessary surgery, improve clinical outcomes after treatment, and reduce the overall costs of care for these women.

Lawrence J. Solin, MD, chair of Radiation Oncology at the Einstein Healthcare Network, was one of the expert physicians involved in developing the new guideline. In endorsing the new guideline as a major advance to aid physicians and to help women with DCIS receive the best care, Dr. Solin said, “The new statement provides important guidance to improve outcomes for patients, while also allowing for physicians to use clinical judgment and flexibility in treating individual patients.” 

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Topics: Breast Cancer, Breast Health

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