NEW! Radiated Breast Reconstruction: Advances from MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering Sun, Sep 30 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Radiation therapy has recently trended to expanded indications leading to increased challenges for plastic surgeons. Collectively, MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering treat over 8000 breast cancer patients each year. The purpose of this panel is to compare the combined experience and algorithmic approach of two leading cancer centers. The panel will be composed of four sections over one hour. We will focus on an evidence based approach to timing of reconstruction and how this applies to prosthetic and autologous reconstructions. Uncommon secondary autologous reconstructions will be reviewed with outcomes. A stepwise approach to successful prosthetic reconstruction of the radiated breast will be explored. Finally, critical advances in patient reported outcomes, radiation delivery, chemotherapy, and genetic markers predictive for fibrosis and response to radiation pertinent to a plastic surgery audience will be explored.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the optimal timing of reconstruction for prosthetic and reconstructive surgery
  2. Understand uncommon free flap reconstruction options for the radiated breast
  3. Discuss technique modifications for successful prosthetic reconstruction of the radiated breast
  4. Identify major predictors and genetic blood testing to avoid radiation induced fibrosis

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.