V. Suzane Klimberg, MD, FACS, explains how the BioZorb implant satisfies an unmet need for breast surgeons and patients by partially filling the cavity where the cancer was removed after surgery. The implants tiny clips also mark the tumor site for better targeting of radiation.
Surgeon Anne Peled, MD and patient Sue Yeres -- herself a breast cancer activist -- tell the story of Sue's healing after breast cancer, helped by the BioZorb implant.
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Dr. James Pellicane discusses the advantages of using the BioZorb implant during breast cancer surgery. By clearly identifying the surgical site, the small 3D implant helps oncologists target radiation to the area that needs it most.
Dr. Jennifer Gass, Chief of Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, describes how the 3D BioZorb device facilitates communication between the breast surgeon and radiation oncologist. Even five months after surgery, this small implant provides precise targeting for radiation therapy.
Dr. Stephen Harms, a breast imaging expert at Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas, reports that the BioZorb device is easily seen demarcating the tumor bed for radiation treatment planning. More precise targeting, he says, may also reduce complication
Dr. David Edmonson describes how the BioZorb implant helps improve cosmetic results for breast cancer patients -- while also aiding with the targeting of radiation treatment after surgery. Dr. Edmonson is a surgeon at Women & Infants Hospital, in Providence, R.I. More info: www.focalrx.com.
The BioZorb marker is valuable in oncoplastic breast reduction procedures during breast cancer surgery, according to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital breast surgeon Shawna Willey, MD, FACS. She notes the marker can also help replace some breast volume in lumpectomy cases that do not include a reduction.