- Provides an evidence-based discussion, citing the most recent literature
- Closely linked to European practice guidelines (EUSOMA, St. Gallen, ESMO)
- Contains clinical algorithms for case management in each section to serve as a ready reference
- Includes a selection of top European opinion leaders as section authors
- Published with the official approval of European Society of Surgical Oncology and EUSOMA
- Contains a selection of self-test MCQs
- Ideal reference book for the preparation of any European exam in Breast Surgery
This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art knowledge of breast cancer management for the modern breast surgeon. It covers all aspects of multidisciplinary care including primary breast and axillary surgery, reconstruction and oncoplastic techniques, external beam radiotherapy and newer techniques such as tomotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy and brachytherapy. In addition, systemic therapies including chemotherapy, the latest biological targeted therapies and endocrine therapies are covered. Readers can find out about other important aspects of breast cancer such as genetics, screening, imaging and long-term health among others.
Chapters take the reader through the basics up to the highest levels of knowledge in an easy to understand format with management algorithms to aid clinical care, generous referencing of the best literature and figures and photographs to illustrate each section.
Published with the official approval of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA), the book is written by a panel of recognised leaders in the field and is an indispensable guide for the practicing breast specialist and senior specialists in training, wishing to update their knowledge with the latest trends or polish off their training before accreditation.
Lynda Wyld is Reader in Surgery at the University of Sheffield and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital in the UK. She is the secretary of the Division of Breast Surgery of the UEMS section of surgery, current President of the British Association for Surgical Oncology (BASO), Chair of the Education and Training Committee of the European Society for Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and member of the executive board of the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA). She has published over 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and 10 book chapters.
Christos Markopoulos is Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and Head of the Breast Unit. He is the President of the Division of Breast Surgery of UEMS Section of Surgery and the founder and Chair of the Hellenic Society of Breast Surgeons (2000-2015). He is an active member of multiple Breast International Societies, including British Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA).
Professor Markopoulos has published over 300 scientific papers in peer reviewed national and international medical journals having over 4,000 citations and has also authored several books on the management of breast disease.
Marjut Leidenius is the Department Head of the Breast Surgery Unit in Comprehensive Cancer Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. She has been active in national and international societies such as the Finnish Society of Surgery, ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and EUSOMA (European Society for Breast Specialists). She is currently the ESSO Honorary Secretary and EUSOMA Board member. She has also been the Chair of the Breast Surgery Division in UEMS Section of Surgery from 2009 to 2016.
Marjut Leidenius has published more than 100 original research and review articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. She is also the Associate Editor for Breast Cancer in European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO).
Elzbieta Senkus-Konefka is a senior lecturer at the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk, Her main scientific interest in breast cancer is the molecular basis of disease in high-risk patients. She is involved in developing international guidelines for early and metastatic breast cancer on behalf of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European School of Oncology (ESO) and is an ESMO Faculty Member for Breast Cancer.
Elzbieta Senkus-Konefka serves as a Specialty Editor for “The Breast” journal and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including courses organized by the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) and ESO. She is a member of the ESMO, ESTRO, the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA) and of Mensa International. She has contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed publications, fifteen book chapters and was an editor of a textbook.