Breast Cancer Management 2014

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center —
Myra L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032

Program Co-Directors

Sheldon Marc Feldman, MD, FACS
Dawn L. Hershman, MD, MS


This program will review the current state-of-the-art in breast cancer diagnosis and management, highlighting the key components of multidisciplinary treatment to include surgery, medical oncology, radiation, radiology, pathology, and psychology. Current understanding of screening, epidemiology and prevention strategies will be discussed.

Emphasis will be given to emerging technologies which improve our ability to provide highly personalized breast cancer management through improved understanding of tumor biology and genetics. Active areas of most promising research and active clinical trials will be discussed.

Target Audience

This program has been designed for primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecological oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, nurses, and any other clinicians involved in the management and treatment of patients with breast cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe genetics, epidemiology, prevention, and novel risk biomarkers
  • Discuss pathological features of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) and other high risk lesions
  • Identify optimal multidisciplinary approaches allowing patients to achieve successful breast conservation
  • Define optimal breast surveillance and advances in screening patients including mammography, MRI, and ultrasound
  • Explain methods for minimally invasive biopsy techniques and preoperative tumor localization
  • Define oncoplastic surgical approaches to allow for successful cancer control while maintaining normal breast appearance including nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Discuss promising techniques for non-surgical breast tumor ablation
  • Summarize the newest advances in breast reconstruction
  • Evaluate sentinel node biopsy and current management of the axilla
  • Identify novel targets for systemic therapy
  • Assess recommendations for adjuvant systemic chemotherapy and hormonal therapy
  • Outline the role of individual tumor assessment using genetic analysis to allow for personalized approach to systemic therapy recommendations
  • Describe the latest advances in radiation therapy approaches including intraoperative radiotherapy
  • Evaluate special breast cancer considerations in young women


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Technicians are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


We expect support for this program through grants from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.


Parking is available at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center parking lot, located on the southwest corner of Fort Washington Avenue and West 165th Street.


Take the 1, A, C lines to 168th Street — Washington Heights/Broadway.