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Tan M.P.,Breast Surgery | Sitoh N.Y.,National University of Singapore | Sitoh Y.Y.,National University of Singapore
World Journal of Surgery | Year: 2016

Background: Breast conservation treatment (BCT) is an accepted treatment modality for early breast cancer. However, multifocal and multicentric breast cancer (MFMCBC) is a relative contraindication to BCT. This study was performed to compare BCT rates in MFMCBC and unifocal tumours and its outcomes. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for patients with breast malignancies who underwent operative treatment between 2009 and 2011. Successful BCT was defined as the ability to obtain clear margins for all tumour foci through a single incision with acceptable resultant cosmesis. Results: A total of 160 patients were analysed, of which 40 were MFMCBC. Thirty-four of the 40 patients with MFMCBC underwent BCT (85 %). After a mean follow-up period of 55 months, there were no local recurrences in patients with MFMCBC. Conclusion: BCT was achieved in 85 % of the patients with MFMCBC in this cohort without evidence of poorer local control. Further investigation is needed to confirm this finding for its potential contribution to improved survival outcomes. © 2015 Société Internationale de Chirurgie.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Breast Surgeon, Dr. Dennis Holmes of 90210 Surgery Medical Center will review minimally invasive cryoablation for the treatment of early stage breast cancer and where it fits in the treatment paradigm at Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Annual Dinner Symposium, “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make.” The event brings together leading cancer and wellness experts to share the latest innovations in breast cancer research, treatment and holistic well-being. The symposium will take place on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the San Diego Del Mar Marriott. Dr. Holmes is an internationally renowned breast surgeon and cancer researcher currently serving as Interim Director of the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence St. John’s Health Center and Interim Director, John Wayne Cancer Institute Breast Surgery Fellowship Program. Formerly, Dr. Holmes held the positions of Chief Breast Surgeon and Medical Director of the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, and Chief Breast Cancer Surgeon, and Breast Cancer Research Committee Co-Chair at the University of Southern California Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Holmes has been a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive breast surgery, including intraoperative radiotherapy, lymph node-sparing surgery and cryoablation “I am thrilled to partner with Komen San Diego, as we share similar goals - to save lives and pursue the best breast cancer treatments,” said Dr. Holmes. Currently, the standard of care for early stage breast cancer is surgery (e.g. lumpectomy, mastectomy) and sentinel node biopsy followed by breast radiotherapy and adjuvant endocrine and/or chemotherapy. Although surgery offers tumor removal and margin verification, a major drawback of surgery is the cosmetic and functional impairment of the breast resulting from volume changes, scar formation, nipple displacement, sensation changes, skin/scar retraction, and re-excision rate. Dr. Holmes was an investigator in the National Cancer Institute Z1072 Clinical Trial sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. The trial examined cryoablation for the treatment of early stage breast cancer. In a 5-year multicenter study, cryoablation was shown to be 92% effective for complete ablation of invasive breast tumors ≤2 cm and 100% effective for complete ablation of invasive ductal breast cancer tumors <1.0 cm. Results from this breast cancer study (ACOSOG Z1072), which included a 5-year follow-up, were published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. The Visica® 2 Treatment System developed by Sanarus Technologies, was the exclusive device used in the Z1072 study. “Cryoablation is a very promising alternative to traditional surgery for early stage breast cancer. Cryoablation minimizes changes in breast volume and nipple position, and avoids prominent scars,” explained Dr. Holmes. “The outstanding results of Z0172 inspired me to start the FROST Clinical Study, for which I now serve as Principal Investigator.” The FROST Clinical Study is the evolution of data from Z1072, which examines the rate of successful tumor ablation in patients treated with cryoablation of the primary tumor instead of surgical removal of early stage breast cancer. The FROST Clinical Study is currently enrolling women age 50 and older with core needle biopsy proven clinical stage I, T1, (≤1.5 cm) clinically node negative (N0), unifocal, hormone receptor positive and HER2/neu-negative invasive ductal carcinoma. Cryoablation with the Visica 2 Treatment System is a nonsurgical option for patients that have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, is visible on sonogram, and has been confirmed with a biopsy. This procedure has many benefits including: under 30-minutes, local anesthesia, in-office, excellent cosmesis, cost efficient, and quick patient recovery. Cryoablation is a viable option to surgery that results in complete early stage tumor ablation. About Dr. Holmes Dr. Holmes serves in the leadership of several national surgical societies and is a frequent lecturer at national conferences. He is a member of the education committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Holmes is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was also recently selected as Board Chair and President of the TARGIT Collaborative Group, a national research and education organization. Widely respected by colleagues for his innovative approach to breast cancer care, Dr. Holmes has gained worldwide acclaim for his pioneering research in targeted intraoperative radiotherapy. Dr. Holmes believes wholeheartedly that, with proper treatment, most women diagnosed with breast cancer will live a long, fulfilling life—a life both richer and more meaningful than they could have ever imagined. Find out more at http://www.drholmesmd.com About Sanarus Technologies In 2001, the Visica® 2 Treatment System was the first device available for cryoablation of fibroadenomas. Since then, our system has been used to successfully treat thousands of patients. The Visica 2 Treatment System is FDA-cleared for the ablation of cancerous or malignant tissue and benign tumors. At Sanarus, we develop innovative solutions for the nonsurgical treatment of breast tumors. We are headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, and all our products are manufactured in the USA. Find out more at http://www.sanarus.com ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO®: Since its inception in 1995, Komen San Diego has granted more than $18 million to research and local non-profits who provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, transportation and more. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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A total of 28 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2016 “Top Docs” issue, representing 23 separate specialties, ranging from breast cancer surgery to varicose veins. They are (as listed in the magazine): Dr. Kelly Alexander, General Surgery Dr. Mark Applefeld, Cardiology: Interventional Dr. Fermin Barrueto, Urogynecology Dr. John Campbell, Orthopedic Surgery: Foot & Ankle Dr. Bernard W. Chang, Plastic Surgery: Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery: Breast Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes, Gynecologic Oncology Dr. Susan Dulkerian, Neonatology Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann, Gynecology: General Dr. J. Lawrence Fitzpatrick, General Surgery Dr. Neil B. Friedman, Breast Surgery and Oncology: Breast Dr. Scott Huber, Gastroenterology Dr. Dwight D. Im, Gynecologic Oncology Dr. Maria Jacobs, Radiation Oncology Dr. Clifford Jeng, Orthopedic Surgery: Foot & Ankle Dr. Peter Ledakis, Oncology: General Dr. Paul Lucas, Surgery for Chronic Venous Disease/Varicose Veins Dr. Lynn Ludmer, Rheumatology Dr. David Maine, Pain Management Dr. Andrea Marx, Rheumatology Dr. Albert Polito, Pulmonary Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein, Gynecologic Oncology Dr. John Salkeld, Radiology: Nuclear Medicine Dr. Armando Sardi, Surgical Oncology Dr. David Sill, Interventional Radiology Dr. Amish Sura, Cardiology: Interventional Dr. Thomas Swope, General Surgery Dr. Debra Vachon, ColoRectal Dr. Linda C. Wang, Dermatology (Medical) Mercy’s Dr. Maria C.E. Jacobs, Director of Radiation Oncology, was among several doctors photographed and profiled for the special edition. Dr. Jacobs works in close collaboration with the cancer surgeons, including fellow Baltimore magazine “Top Doc” honoree, Dr. Neil B. Friedman, Director, The Hoffberger Breast Center to coordinate post surgical treatment for breast cancer patients. Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Friedman were the first team of doctors in the state of Maryland to use Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT), a state-of-the-art technology that allows patients to get treated in one single radiation therapy session – a notable advantage over the many multiple visits required prior to IORT. Each Mercy physician was recognized as among the best in their respective fields. Other honorees including Dr. Dwight Im, Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, renowned gynecologic cancer surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center’s prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, and been named a “Top Doctor" for 2016 earlier this year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Armando Sardi, M.D., FACS, respected and renowned Surgical Oncologist who has been honored as a Top Doc in Baltimore magazine multiple times, serves as Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy and as Chief of Division of Surgical Oncology at Mercy and recognized internationally for his work in the field of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat late stage, complex cancers of the abdominal region; and Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Associate Director of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute, the first center in the region specifically designed for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, is a 142-year-old university affiliated medical facility named a "Top Hospital" by U.S. News and World Report with a national reputation for women's health care. For more information about Mercy, visit Mercy online at http://www.mdmercy.com; MDMercyMedia on FACEBOOK and TWITTER; or call 1-800-MD-MERCY.


Newport Beach, CA, December 08, 2016 --( Oncoplastic surgery combines plastic surgery techniques with evidence-based cancer removal principles to leave women both tumor-free and whole. Dr. Savalia, who is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC, developed novel techniques in oncoplastic surgery that have been presented nationally. “Dr. Savalia is a highly skilled, dedicated surgeon who understands the complexity of cancer treatment from a physiological, psychological and aesthetic standpoint. He is a champion of women’s health and is a great leader,” said Melvin J. Silverstein, M.D., Hoag Breast Center Medical Director and the Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. “We are excited to have him direct our efforts at Hoag.” Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Savalia is a firm believer in helping women maintain their breasts while working to rid their bodies of cancer. His goal, he said, is to educate women against the rising tide of unnecessary mastectomies that have become the default mode for too many cancer patients. “Women have so many treatment options, including lumpectomies and oncoplastic surgery to remove cancerous tumors while achieving optimal cosmetic and oncologic results. It is surprising that mastectomy is still the default surgical option for breast cancer treatment,” Dr. Savalia said. “Hoag has long championed options that benefit women’s health. It is very exciting to me to be a part of this progressive, patient-centered team.” In his new role, Dr. Savalia will lead the development of a comprehensive breast reconstruction program at Hoag, developing a reconstruction database to track and study outcomes. He will also train USC breast fellows on oncoplastic surgery. A respected surgeon who has published several peer-reviewed papers about innovative surgical techniques, Dr. Savalia offers a level of professionalism and expertise that patients expect of Hoag. “Dr. Savalia is able to communicate what too few surgeons do, which is that breast cancer doesn’t have to ‘win’ the war against a woman’s body,” Dr. Silverstein said. “His level of skill, innovation and commitment to patients makes us proud to call Dr. Savalia one of our own.” About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 27,000 inpatients and 379,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to seven health centers and ten urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2016 - 2017 U.S. News & World Report, and Becker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2016 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received four times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 21 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information. Newport Beach, CA, December 08, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Underscoring its commitment to innovation in women’s health, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced it has named Nirav Savalia, M.D., to serve as Director of Oncoplastic and Aesthetic Breast Surgery.Oncoplastic surgery combines plastic surgery techniques with evidence-based cancer removal principles to leave women both tumor-free and whole. Dr. Savalia, who is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC, developed novel techniques in oncoplastic surgery that have been presented nationally.“Dr. Savalia is a highly skilled, dedicated surgeon who understands the complexity of cancer treatment from a physiological, psychological and aesthetic standpoint. He is a champion of women’s health and is a great leader,” said Melvin J. Silverstein, M.D., Hoag Breast Center Medical Director and the Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. “We are excited to have him direct our efforts at Hoag.”Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Savalia is a firm believer in helping women maintain their breasts while working to rid their bodies of cancer. His goal, he said, is to educate women against the rising tide of unnecessary mastectomies that have become the default mode for too many cancer patients.“Women have so many treatment options, including lumpectomies and oncoplastic surgery to remove cancerous tumors while achieving optimal cosmetic and oncologic results. It is surprising that mastectomy is still the default surgical option for breast cancer treatment,” Dr. Savalia said. “Hoag has long championed options that benefit women’s health. It is very exciting to me to be a part of this progressive, patient-centered team.”In his new role, Dr. Savalia will lead the development of a comprehensive breast reconstruction program at Hoag, developing a reconstruction database to track and study outcomes. He will also train USC breast fellows on oncoplastic surgery.A respected surgeon who has published several peer-reviewed papers about innovative surgical techniques, Dr. Savalia offers a level of professionalism and expertise that patients expect of Hoag.“Dr. Savalia is able to communicate what too few surgeons do, which is that breast cancer doesn’t have to ‘win’ the war against a woman’s body,” Dr. Silverstein said. “His level of skill, innovation and commitment to patients makes us proud to call Dr. Savalia one of our own.”About Hoag Memorial Hospital PresbyterianHoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 27,000 inpatients and 379,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to seven health centers and ten urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2016 - 2017 U.S. News & World Report, and Becker’s Hospital Review named Hoag as one of the 2016 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received four times. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 20 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 21 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian


Healthcare and Business Leaders Meet to Discuss North Carolina Healthcare Industry Trends at Executive Event Raleigh, NC, December 11, 2016 --( The 2017 NC CEO Forum will span two days, and will feature a compelling speaker series and panels to discuss how research, policy, regulation, scientific discovery and the economics of healthcare impact the business of medicine. The keynote speakers addressing the forum include: · Michael Kastan, M.D., PhD., Executive Director of the Duke Cancer Institute · Dr. Kevin Campbell, Cardiologist and CEO of KROC Consulting · Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center · Dr. Daniel George, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Oncology and Urology, Duke University School of Medicine · Dr. Shelley Hwang, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery and Chief of Breast Surgery and Professor, Duke University · Brad Wilson, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina · Joe Laurin, President, Fidelity Health Group · Frank Holding Jr., Chairman and CEO, First Citizens Bank · Jack Bailey, President of US Pharmaceuticals at GlaxoSmithKline · Neal Fowler, CEO of Liquidia · Steve Malik, Executive Chairman of Medfusion · Donald Gintzig, President & CEO of WakeMed Health & Hospitals · Zaher El-Assi, Vice President of Sales Transformation, IBM Watson Health · Fran O’Sullivan, Sr. State Executive for NC, IBM at RTP · Glen Tullman, CEO at Livongo Health The 2017 NC CEO Forum title sponsors include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, EDM Americas, Fidelity Investments, First Citizens Bank, and Quintiles IMS Health. The Triangle Business Journal is the Official Media Partner for this year’s event. Net proceeds from the event will go to the event’s featured nonprofits, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina and Teen Cancer America. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to allow children of all ages to fulfill their lifelong dreams. Teen Cancer America is an organization that partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. For more information on the 2017 NC CEO Forum, including a complete agenda, visit http://www.ncceoforum.com/ Quotes: “This year’s forum features dynamic industry leaders who initiate change and innovation around North Carolina’s healthcare industry both regionally and abroad,” said Brian Kinahan, co-founder of the NC CEO Forum. “As we continue to develop North Carolina’s business sectors and review its impact on the overall healthcare industry, it is necessary to converge and converse about how to spur innovation and remain a leader in healthcare.” New Media Content: 2017 NC CEO Forum Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ncceoforum 2017 NC CEO Forum LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4540191 About The NC CEO Forum: The NC CEO Forum, founded by Rick Deckelbaum and Brian Kinahan, is an exclusive gathering of executives and management teams who want to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Since 2009, the Forum has welcomed business, government and nonprofit leaders committed to helping North Carolina grow jobs and build a commanding presence on the national and international scene. The event has featured notable speakers such as retired U.S. Army four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Arianna Huffington, chair, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group; Gen. Keith B. Alexander, CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, the retired commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the retired director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service; famed CEO Jack Welch; acclaimed business author Jim Collins; Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the iconic founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; and Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, among others. In addition to improving the state’s business climate, the Forum donates net proceeds from the event each year to a chosen nonprofit partner. For more information on the NC CEO Forum, visit http://www.ncceoforum.com Raleigh, NC, December 11, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The NC CEO Forum is pleased to announce the 2017 theme – Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare. This executive education event will host over 400 senior business, government and nonprofit leaders to discuss the changes and innovations in healthcare and will include presentations and conversations with North Carolina’s top leaders in business and medicine. The event will be held over two half-day sessions on Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.The 2017 NC CEO Forum will span two days, and will feature a compelling speaker series and panels to discuss how research, policy, regulation, scientific discovery and the economics of healthcare impact the business of medicine. The keynote speakers addressing the forum include:· Michael Kastan, M.D., PhD., Executive Director of the Duke Cancer Institute· Dr. Kevin Campbell, Cardiologist and CEO of KROC Consulting· Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center· Dr. Daniel George, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Oncology and Urology, Duke University School of Medicine· Dr. Shelley Hwang, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery and Chief of Breast Surgery and Professor, Duke University· Brad Wilson, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina· Joe Laurin, President, Fidelity Health Group· Frank Holding Jr., Chairman and CEO, First Citizens Bank· Jack Bailey, President of US Pharmaceuticals at GlaxoSmithKline· Neal Fowler, CEO of Liquidia· Steve Malik, Executive Chairman of Medfusion· Donald Gintzig, President & CEO of WakeMed Health & Hospitals· Zaher El-Assi, Vice President of Sales Transformation, IBM Watson Health· Fran O’Sullivan, Sr. State Executive for NC, IBM at RTP· Glen Tullman, CEO at Livongo HealthThe 2017 NC CEO Forum title sponsors include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, EDM Americas, Fidelity Investments, First Citizens Bank, and Quintiles IMS Health. The Triangle Business Journal is the Official Media Partner for this year’s event.Net proceeds from the event will go to the event’s featured nonprofits, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina and Teen Cancer America. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to allow children of all ages to fulfill their lifelong dreams. Teen Cancer America is an organization that partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.For more information on the 2017 NC CEO Forum, including a complete agenda, visit http://www.ncceoforum.com/Quotes:“This year’s forum features dynamic industry leaders who initiate change and innovation around North Carolina’s healthcare industry both regionally and abroad,” said Brian Kinahan, co-founder of the NC CEO Forum. “As we continue to develop North Carolina’s business sectors and review its impact on the overall healthcare industry, it is necessary to converge and converse about how to spur innovation and remain a leader in healthcare.”New Media Content:2017 NC CEO Forum Twitter account:https://twitter.com/ncceoforum2017 NC CEO Forum LinkedIn account:https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4540191About The NC CEO Forum:The NC CEO Forum, founded by Rick Deckelbaum and Brian Kinahan, is an exclusive gathering of executives and management teams who want to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Since 2009, the Forum has welcomed business, government and nonprofit leaders committed to helping North Carolina grow jobs and build a commanding presence on the national and international scene. The event has featured notable speakers such as retired U.S. Army four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Arianna Huffington, chair, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group; Gen. Keith B. Alexander, CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, the retired commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the retired director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service; famed CEO Jack Welch; acclaimed business author Jim Collins; Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the iconic founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream; and Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, among others. In addition to improving the state’s business climate, the Forum donates net proceeds from the event each year to a chosen nonprofit partner. For more information on the NC CEO Forum, visit http://www.ncceoforum.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from 2017 NC CEO Forum


Galatea Also Announces First Outside the United States Clinical Use of GalaFLEX for Breast Surgery LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, Nov. 16,  2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Galatea Surgical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tepha, Inc. focused on the Plastic and Aesthetic surgery market, announced today that clinical data supporting the use of its GalaFLEX™ Surgical Scaffold for mastopexy (i.e. breast lift) was presented at the London Breast Meeting by William P. Adams, MD of Dallas Texas.  Galatea also announced that the first surgical procedure utilizing GalaFLEX for an aesthetic breast surgical procedure outside the United States was performed by Patrick Mallucci, MD, FRCS, a leading London-based Plastic Surgeon.  The GalaFLEX Surgical Scaffold is made from a resorbable polymer called P4HB™, developed by Galatea's parent company, Tepha, Inc. Dr. Adams commented, "Mastopexy, or breast lift, is a good choice for the many women seeking a rejuvenated, perkier appearance, but without a breast implant; however, maintaining the surgical correction of ptosis (drooping) is often a challenge due to the weakened condition of the underlying breast tissue.  Our preliminary one year experience with GalaFLEX utilized to support the weakened tissue suggests that it can help to sustain our surgical correction with minimal risk to the patient." Mr. Mallucci added, "I am very excited about the opportunity to utilize the GalaFLEX Surgical Scaffold in a variety of my aesthetic breast procedures.  My first case went very smoothly and I was impressed with the ease of use and handling properties of the GalaFLEX mesh." The GalaFLEX Surgical Scaffold is based on Tepha's P4HB™, resorbable polymer technology. P4HB (poly-4-hydroxybutyrate) is a proprietary polymer with a unique biomechanical and biocompatibility profile that is ideal for soft tissue repair and support procedures. GalaFLEX Surgical Scaffold has a CE Mark (for European marketing) and is intended for use in breast surgery procedures for which soft tissue support may be needed to obtain the desired surgical result. About Tepha: Tepha Inc, founded in 1998 and headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a supplier of medical devices focused on the BioMaterials market. Tepha's products are designed and developed to elevate, support and reinforce areas of soft tissue weakness as well as to promote improved healing responses. To date Tepha and its partners have received 23 510(k) clearances for devices marketed in the US as well as five CE Marks for products sold in Europe. Commercial products based on Tepha's resorbable P4HB polymer technology include: high tensile strength sutures for orthopedic soft tissue repair; mesh constructs for ventral and inguinal hernia repair; monofilament sutures for abdominal wall closure and plastic surgery; patches for tendon and ligament repairs; and mesh constructs for face and breast lifts. To date, products made from P4HB have been successfully used in more than 1,000,000 surgical procedures worldwide, and have been the subject of over 30 published clinical and scientific papers. More information about the Company and its products can be found at its website www.Tepha.com and www.Galateasurgical.com.


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2016 recipients of the Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction will be recognized for their vital contributions to research today at the prestigious 39th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Charles Perou, Ph.D. and Monica Morrow, M.D., FACS, will both deliver keynote lectures during the symposium, and will be honored at a reception this evening. Established by Komen in 1992, the Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction recognize the efforts of pioneers in two critically important areas of the fight to end breast cancer: Clinical Research and Basic Science. This year’s winners join the ranks of an esteemed group of scientists who have been recognized for advancing breast cancer research and medicine with the Brinker Awards – the highest scientific honor awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization. The 2016 Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science will be presented to Dr. Perou, the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Genetics and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and co-program leader of the breast cancer research program and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Perou’s work has helped to characterize the diversity of breast tumors, demonstrating that breast cancers can be classified into at least five molecular subtypes. His work also led to the discovery of the basal-like/triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype. Further, he and his colleagues were among the first to discover that the breast cancer subtypes were of prognostic and predictive value, and to associate specific genetic mutations with specific breast cancer subtypes. Dr. Morrow, chief of the Breast Surgery Service and Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, will receive the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research. Dr. Morrow has been a champion of the idea that “more is not necessarily better” when it comes to breast cancer treatments, devoting her career to advancing clinical practice and empowering women to make treatment decisions. She was instrumental in showing that sentinel lymph node dissection is an effective and safe alternative to complete (axillary) lymph node dissection for many women with early metastatic breast cancer. More than 60 other Komen representatives including Scientific Advisory Board members, Komen Scholars and grantees will join Dr. Perou, Dr. Morrow and thousands of other leading physicians and researchers from around the globe at SABCS, contributing to discussions around experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer. Advancing breast cancer research has been a priority for Komen since opening its doors in 1982. To date, Komen has invested more than $920 million in breast cancer research, and is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government, currently funding nearly 300 research grants worldwide. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization outside of the federal government, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs. Komen has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.


Receive press releases from iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.: By Email Global Minimally Invasive Surgery Market USD 9.8 Billion by 2020, Published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc. Maryland Heights, MO, December 04, 2016 --( Visit the Minimally Invasive Surgery Market – Surgical Devices (Ablation Devices, Radiofrequency Ablation, Microwave Ablation, Cryoablation, Electrosurgical Devices, Medical Robotic Systems), Monitoring and Visualization Devices (X-Ray Devices, Computed Tomography Scanners, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment, Ultrasound Equipment, Endoscopy Devices), and Surgery Types (orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urological Surgery) 2016-2020 report at https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com/report/minimally-invasive-surgery-market/ Minimally-invasive procedures (minimally-invasive surgeries) have been enabled by the advance of various medical technologies. Minimally invasive surgery involves performing surgical procedures through small incisions where, the patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery. By the use of imaging techniques, interventional instruments could be directed throughout the body by way of catheters instead of large incisions needed in traditional surgery. The global minimally invasive surgery market report provides market size (Revenue USD Million 2013 to 2020), market share and forecasts growth trends (CAGR%, 2016 to 2020). The global minimally invasive surgery market segmentation is based on surgical devices (ablation devices, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryoablation, others, electrosurgical devices, medical robotic systems), monitoring and visualization devices (X-ray devices, computed tomography scanners, magnetic resonance imaging equipment, ultrasound equipment, endoscopy devices), and surgery types (orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, joint replacement surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecological surgery, bariatric surgery, cardiac surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urological surgery). The global minimally invasive surgery market report also provides the detailed market landscape (market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments. The global minimally invasive surgery market research report is divided by geography (regional and country based) into North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), and Rest of the World. Major players operating in the global minimally invasive surgery market and included in this report are Abbott Laboratories, Inc., ArthroCare Corporation, Biomet, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Inc., GE Healthcare, Given Imaging Ltd., Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., NuVasive, Inc., Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Stryker Corporation, Surgical Innovations Group plc., Teleflex, Inc., and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. To request Table of Contents and Sample Pages of this report visit: https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com/report/minimally-invasive-surgery-market/ About Us iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc. is a global health care market research and consulting company providing market analysis, and competitive intelligence services to global clients. The Company publishes syndicate, custom and consulting grade healthcare reports covering animal healthcare, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, healthcare informatics, healthcare services, medical devices, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals. iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc. provides industry participants and stakeholders with strategically analyzed, unbiased view of market dynamics and business opportunities within its coverage areas. Contact Us iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc. 2109, Mckelvey Hill Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 United States Email: sales@ihealthcareanalyst.com Website: https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com Maryland Heights, MO, December 04, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The global minimally invasive surgery market is estimated to reach USD 9.8 Billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2016 to 2020, published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.Visit the Minimally Invasive Surgery Market – Surgical Devices (Ablation Devices, Radiofrequency Ablation, Microwave Ablation, Cryoablation, Electrosurgical Devices, Medical Robotic Systems), Monitoring and Visualization Devices (X-Ray Devices, Computed Tomography Scanners, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment, Ultrasound Equipment, Endoscopy Devices), and Surgery Types (orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urological Surgery) 2016-2020 report at https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com/report/minimally-invasive-surgery-market/Minimally-invasive procedures (minimally-invasive surgeries) have been enabled by the advance of various medical technologies. Minimally invasive surgery involves performing surgical procedures through small incisions where, the patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery. By the use of imaging techniques, interventional instruments could be directed throughout the body by way of catheters instead of large incisions needed in traditional surgery.The global minimally invasive surgery market report provides market size (Revenue USD Million 2013 to 2020), market share and forecasts growth trends (CAGR%, 2016 to 2020).The global minimally invasive surgery market segmentation is based on surgical devices (ablation devices, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryoablation, others, electrosurgical devices, medical robotic systems), monitoring and visualization devices (X-ray devices, computed tomography scanners, magnetic resonance imaging equipment, ultrasound equipment, endoscopy devices), and surgery types (orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, joint replacement surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecological surgery, bariatric surgery, cardiac surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urological surgery).The global minimally invasive surgery market report also provides the detailed market landscape (market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments. The global minimally invasive surgery market research report is divided by geography (regional and country based) into North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), and Rest of the World.Major players operating in the global minimally invasive surgery market and included in this report are Abbott Laboratories, Inc., ArthroCare Corporation, Biomet, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Inc., GE Healthcare, Given Imaging Ltd., Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., NuVasive, Inc., Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Stryker Corporation, Surgical Innovations Group plc., Teleflex, Inc., and Varian Medical Systems, Inc.To request Table of Contents and Sample Pages of this report visit:https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com/report/minimally-invasive-surgery-market/About UsiHealthcareAnalyst, Inc. is a global health care market research and consulting company providing market analysis, and competitive intelligence services to global clients. The Company publishes syndicate, custom and consulting grade healthcare reports covering animal healthcare, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, healthcare informatics, healthcare services, medical devices, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals.iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc. provides industry participants and stakeholders with strategically analyzed, unbiased view of market dynamics and business opportunities within its coverage areas.Contact UsiHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.2109, Mckelvey Hill Drive,Maryland Heights, MO 63043United StatesEmail: sales@ihealthcareanalyst.comWebsite: https://www.ihealthcareanalyst.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, founded by the world leaders in breast reconstruction, is proud to announce it has launched a new website in conjunction with the national recognition of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on October 19th, 2016. BreastCenter.com offers the most comprehensive content for women seeking information regarding breast reconstruction procedures as the final step in the process of becoming whole again following a breast cancer diagnosis. The new site includes before and after photos, comprehensive procedure information, patient testimonials, resources beyond procedures, news and more. “This website is the definitive source of information for the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction procedures in the world,” states Dr. Frank DellaCroce, co-founder of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. “We are dedicated to providing our patients, and their loved ones, with a resource that will guide them along their journey.” The new website has been designed to provide a comprehensive experience with easy navigation. In October 2012, the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery helped launch the first ever Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day in the United States, serving as a national sponsor of the event. BRA Day was established to create a better and wider global understanding of reconstruction choices and resources. “There is clearly a lack of information for women searching for breast reconstruction options following mastectomy, and this website will help fill the void,” states Dr. Scott Sullivan, co-founder of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. “We see so many women that were not given all of their options, so it is part of our mission to offer as much pertinent content as possible for every breast cancer scenario, helping those patients make better decisions.” When breast reconstruction is desired, superior end results are now available when considered as part of the breast cancer treatment plan from the beginning, due to the advances in today’s surgical technology, many of which have been pioneered at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. As a companion to the BreastCenter.com website, the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery also offers an App available on both iTunes and Google Play. The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, affiliated with the St. Charles Surgical Hospital—the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer—was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Craig A. Blum, MD; Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS; Chris Trahan, MD, FACS; and M. Whitten Wise, MD are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists W. Karl Ordoyne, M.D., FACS and Alan Stolier, M.D., FACS, they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the APEX Flap, 4D Nipple Reconstruction, and the BODY LIFT Flap®. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services. For more information please visit http://www.breastcenter.com or http://www.scsh.com.


News Article | November 8, 2016
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