Breast cancer, experts meeting at Humanitas in Catania

June 12, 2024, 11:37 am

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CATANIA – Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Italy, with a continuously increasing incidence (+3% per year) and with a 10-year survival of 70% in all stages.

A tumor, breast cancer, on which they focus the forces of research and medicinefor increasingly effective and conservative therapies, which look at the quality of a woman’s life including the psycho-physical aspects of the healing process.

The institute

Humanitas clinical institute in Catania, with its Breast centre, too this year it transforms Catania into the national capital of Senology with the multidisciplinary scientific event on Catania4Senology, scheduled from 13 to 15 June at the Plaza hotel.

The appointment with discussion, training, presentation of news in the field of Senology, sees the contribution of international and national expertsincluding the specialists of Humanitas Catania, starting with the scientific representatives.

The three days

To coordinate the three days and the three different sessions are doctor Carlo Carnaghi (Head of Medical Oncology), Francesco Caruso (Director of the Oncology Department and Breast Centre), Michele Caruso (Head of Clinical Research), Gaetano Castiglione (Head of General Oncology Surgery and Breast Center Coordinator), Antonio Rizzo (Head of Pathological Anatomy) and Professor Paolo Vigneri (head of university medical oncology) of Humanitas Catanese Clinical Institute. With them also Dr. Silvia Deandrea, president of Gisma.

During the first day (Thursday 13 June), dedicated to the pre-operative diagnostic process of breast lesions, there will be took stock of the situation on diagnostic procedures for an adequate pre-operative characterization of breast lesions, for optimal resource management.

The focuses

Focus on neoadjuvant therapeutic innovations for breast cancer, with the definition of the best treatment strategies through the critical evaluation of the available evidence on multiple controversial topics, on the second day, June 16th. There are four themes for the third and final session, Saturday 15 June, the one dedicated to Surgery: mastectomy or oncoplastic surgery, clinical studies on the preservation of the axilla, breast reconstruction with prosthesis or autologous reconstruction, alternative localization techniques.

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