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Breast Surgery Research

Our faculty and residents engage in both basic science and clinical research. Learn about how they are taking on breast surgery research through their projects, research presentations and more.

Breast Division Research


Most recent publication

Reducing Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema (BCRL) Through Prospective Surveillance Monitoring Using Bioimpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) and Patient Directed Self-Interventions.

• Oral presentation at ASBrS Annual Meeting May 2018
• PMID 29987599 (Ann Surg Onc)

Recently presented abstracts

SABCS Dec 2018
• Impact of Germline BRCA Mutation Status on Survival in Women with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Abstracts being presented at national upcoming meetings:

May 2019 ASBrS
• Follow-up and Diagnosis of Breast Incidentalomas on Abdominal and Chest MRI
• Assessing the Clinical Outcomes of a Multidisciplinary Benign Breast Conference
• Primary Tumor Resection in De Novo Stage IV Breast Cancer Patients: Single Academic Center Experience

Oct 2019 ACS - upcoming presentations

• Ishani Shah & Katelyn Schumacher: Evaluation of Imaging Nodal Staging for Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma (3 minute quick shot presentation)

• Melissa Cullom: Evaluation of Surgical Complications after Single Agent versus Dual Agent HER2 Targeted Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer (3 min ePoster)

Oct 2019 ACS - abstract submitted for consideration (decision pending)

• Evaluation of Surgical Complications after Single-Agent versus Dual-Agent HER2 Targeted Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Ongoing projects (local)

  • Ipsilateral and Concurrent Breast Cancer and Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia: Does Atypia Also Need Surgical Excision? (Amin)
  • Evaluating the Value of the Addition of Breast MRI to the Diagnostic Work-up of Patients with ILC (Amin)
  • Analysis of Factors Impacting Positive Margin Rates after Lumpectomy (Balanoff)
  • Do Nipple Ischemia and Necrosis Rates Differ in Pre- Versus Retro-Pectoral Implant Placement for Reconstruction after Nipple Sparing Mastectomy? (Larson)
  • Does LCIS in the Breast Cancer Surgical Specimen Correlate with Higher Rate of Contralateral Breast Cancer in the Future? (Larson)
  • LDEX (Wagner)

Ongoing projects (national trials; site PI noted)

  • AFT-25 (COMET) Compare operative to Monitoring & Endocrine Therapy Trial for Low Risk DCIS (Amin)
  • A11502 (ABC) Aspirin as Adjuvant Therapy for HER2 Negative BC (Larson)
  • A11601 Evaluation of Mammographic Breast Density Effect of Aspirin: A Companion to A11502 (Larson)
  • A11202 Lymph Node Dissection & Radiation Therapy in Patients with Positive LN After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (Wagner)
  • A11104 MRI & Mammography Before Surgery in Stage I-II Breast Cancer (Wagner)
  • A221505 Hypogractionated PMRT with Breast Reconstruction (Wagner)
  • BR005 Accuracy of Tumor Biopsies After chemo to Determine if Pts Can Avoid Surgery (Wagner)
KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Mail Stop 2005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3117