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USF Breast Health
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Tampa, FL  33613

Phone:  813-793-4272
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Research Publications

     The USF Breast Health Program has a very active research team that has produced hundreds of publications over the past 25 years.  The following list contains some of our more important publications.

Landmark Publications

An Update of Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
Are mastectomies on the rise A 13-year trend analysis of the selection of mastectomy versus breast conservation therapy in 5865 patients
Axillary Recurrence Rate Following Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy for Invasive Breast Cancer Long-Term Follow-Up
Benign Mechanical Transport of Breast Epithelial Cells to Sentinel Lymph Nodes
Current status of radioactive seed for localization of non palpable breast lesions
Feasibility of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy through an Inframammary Incision for a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
Local Recurrence in Lumpectomy Patients After Imprint Cytology Margin Evaluation
Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Undergo Lymphatic Mapping
Significance of Sentinel Lymph Node Micrometastases in Human Breast Cancer
The Effect of Sentinel node selective axillary lymphadenectomy on the incidence of Postmastectomy pain syndrome
Use of reoperative sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer patients

Published Research (recent papers)

Pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ:  treatment options for a new pathologic entity. Clinical Breast Cancer, 2012
Breast preservation in women with giant juvenile fibroadenoma.  Clinical Breast Cancer, 2012
Randomized trial using gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist triptorelin for the preservation of ovarian function during (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012
Factors associated with local-regional recurrence after a negative sentinel node dissection: results of the ACOSOG Z0010 trial. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2012
Review of Surgical Treatment and Mortality in 1,028 Breast Cancer Patients 70 Years or Older at the Time of Surgery: A Single Institution Study. The Breast Journal, 2012
Clinical Outcomes of Breast Conserving Surgery in Patients Using a Modified Method for Cavity Margin Assessment. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2012
The Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer in the Elderly: A Single Institution Comparative Review of 5235 Patients with 1028 Patients >= 70 years. The Breast Journal, 2012
Current status of radioactive seed for localization of non palpable breast lesions. The American Journal of Surgery,
Erratum to:  Axillary Recurrence Rate Following Negative Sentinel Node Biopsy for Invasive Breast Cancer: Long-Term Follow-Up.  Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12/03/2009.
Are Mastectomies on the Rise?  A 13-Year Trend Analysis of the Selection of Mastectomy Versus Breast Conservation Therapy in 5865 Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 08/04/2009.
Feasibility of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Through an Inframammary Incision for a Nipple Sparing Mastectomy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 09/27/2008.

Published Opinion

Analysis of the Recent Guidelines for Mammographic Screening.  USF Breast Health Program, 2009.
Healthcare 2010:  A Physician's Perspective. USF Breast Health Program, 2009.
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USF Breast News

Molecular subtyping of breast cancer may better identify women at high risk of disease recurrence. 
03/07/2014 Tampa, FL
A method called molecular subtyping can help doctors better determine which of their patients are at a high risk of getting breast cancer again...

USF Breast Health and Tampa Bay Breast Care Specialists have teamed up on a new Cryoablation Study 
05/17/2013 Tampa, FL
Cryoablation is a new technique that holds the promise of a breakthrough in the treatment of early stage breast cancer...

Florida Hospital and USF Health Form Partnership in Key Specialties to Expand Translational Medicine in Tampa bay
03/12/2012 Tampa, FL
Florida Hospital and USF Health have formed a strategic alliance, combining Adventist Health System's innovative approach to patient-centered care with the University of South Florida's leading research...

Charles E. Cox Recently Recognized by Srathmore's Who's Who Publication January, 2012, Westbury, N.Y.
Charles Cox, M.D., has recently been recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore's Who's Who Registry  for his outstanding contributions and achievments in the field of Surgical Oncology...

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