"Ensuring Adherence To Mammo Screening Exams" - Dr. Elisa Port
At the recent American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting, Elisa Port, MD, FACS, director of the Dubin Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery for the Mount Sinai Hospital, presented a study demonstrating that women with breast cancer who underwent more recent mammographic screening were diagnosed with earlier stage disease and treated with significantly less aggressive therapies than those who delayed or never underwent screening. The research conducted at the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, involved more than 1,000 breast cancer patients. They found those that had a mammogram within 24 months of diagnosis had smaller tumors and were less likely to have been treated with mastectomy, chemotherapy and axillary node dissection than those who did not. “In my practice, I frequently witness the implications of this study in real life,” said Dr. Port.
- Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Director of the Dubin Breast Center and Chief of Breast Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital