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Stephen F. Sener, MD

  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) of the Breast: Perspectives on Biology and Controversies in Current Management
    Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2012
    With the implementation of widespread screening mammography in the 1980s and the increasing use of highly sensitive imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the incidence of
    ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has increased considerably over the past several decades. Thus, there are pressing questions regarding optimal management.
    View/download PDF file, 111KB
  • Accuracy of Predicting Axillary Lymph Node Positivity by Physical Examination, Mammography, Ultrasonography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Annals of Surgical Oncology, January 2012
    Axillary lymph node status continues to be among the most important prognostic variables regarding
    breast cancer survival. We were interested in our ability to accurately predict axillary nodal involvement by using physical examination and standard breast imaging studies in combination.
    View/download PDF file, 271KB
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer
    Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2010
    The past few decades have seen an increase in both the role and the complexity of neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Neoadjuvant therapy was initially described as systemic chemotherapy for inflammatory or locally advanced breast cancer but now entails a combination of chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and targeted therapy.
    View/download PDF file, 116KB
  • The effects of hormone replacement therapy on postmenopausal breast cancer biology and survival
    The American Journal of Surgery, 2009
    The goal of this study was to compare the characteristics of breast cancers and survival rates in HRT users versus nonusers.
    View/download PDF file, 88KB
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy for Locally Advanced Cancer
    Journal of Surgical Oncology, November 2009
    Neoadjuvant therapy was initially designed to preoperatively treat locally advanced cancers with chemotherapy, but contemporary concepts have come to include chemo-, radiation, endocrine, and
    targeted therapies. In addition to impacting the options for surgical treatment, either by facilitating organ-preserving resection or by rendering a tumor resectable at all, neoadjuvant therapy has other potential benefits.
    View/download PDF file, 33KB
  • Melanoma: Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
    Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, March 2009
    In 2008, an estimated 62,480 new cases of melanoma will have been diagnosed and approximately 8420
    patients will have died of the disease in the United States.1 However, these projections for new cases
    may represent a substantial underestimation, because many superficial and in situ melanomas treated in the outpatient setting are not reported.Description
    View/download PDF file, 1.66MB
  • Survival rates for breast cancers detected in a community service screening mammogram program
    American Journal of Surgery, August 2005
    From 1994 through 2001, data on 1237 patients with breast cancer were collected concurrent with definitive surgical treatment and entered into a comprehensive database.
    View/download PDF file, 111KB



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