Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer


Featured Article

Heeg E, Jensen MB, Hölmich LR, et al. Rates of re-excision and conversion to mastectomy after breast-conserving surgery with or without oncoplastic surgery: a nationwide population-based study. Br J Surg. 2020;107(13):1762-1772. doi:10.1002/bjs.11838

Expert Reviews

Methodological Reviewer: May Lynn Quan, MD, MSc, FRCSC, University of Calgary

Clinical Reviewer: Angel Arnaout, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, University of Ottawa

Clinical Reviewer: Anna Weiss, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


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Please read the above articles and be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What is the clinical question being addressed?
  2. Was the assignment of patients to treatment randomized and concealed?
  3. Were all patients who entered the trial properly accounted for and attributed for at its conclusion?
  4. Were patients, their clinicians and study personnel “blind” to treatment?
  5. Were the groups similar at the start of the trial?
  6. Aside from the experimental intervention, were the groups treated equally?
  7. How large and precise was the treatment effect?
  8. Were the study patients similar to my patients?
  9. Were the measured outcomes clinically relevant?
  10. Were all clinically important outcomes considered?
  11. Are my surgical skills similar to those of the study surgeons?
  12. State the conclusion. Have the authors addressed the clinical question?
  13. Does the evidence support the conclusion?