For women choosing a breast reconstruction surgeon, reputation outweighs demographics

Suppose you had to choose a surgeon to perform breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer: What would you base your decision on? For most women, factors like reviews and personal recommendations are more important than demographic factors, suggests a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Houston Methodist using 3D technology, artificial intelligence and more in new breast cancer research studies

Trials include a model to create custom breast implants, a smarter method to recommend biopsy, a novel approach to preserve sensation in implant-based breast reconstruction, and a new clinical trial investigating a modified herpes virus as a tactic to trigger immune response.