• Section 1.General trends, principles, and materials
1. Latest trends in breast reconstruction
2. The biological rationale for oncoplastic surgical procedures
3. Biological reactions to reconstructive materials. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 2. Patient selection - breast conserving surgery or mastectomy?
5. Reconstructive perspectives
6. Patients’ perspectives. Editorial Commentary.
7. Pre-operative radiological assessment
8. Oncological parenchymal resection
9. Intra-operative assessment. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 3. Breast conserving surgery and partial breast reconstruction (oncoplastic repair)
10. Timing of oncoplastic repair
11. Immediate repair before radiotherapy
12. Positive permanent surgical margins (re-excision or completion mastectomy)?
13. Delayed oncoplastic repair - before radiotherapy
14. Delayed oncoplastic repair - after radiotherapy. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 4. Skin-preserving mastectomy
15. Mastectomy and whole breast reconstruction: skin-sparing versus nipple-sparing mastectomy
16. Nipple-sparing mastectomy. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 5. Mastectomy and whole breast reconstruction (timing and patient selection)
17. Timing of reconstruction. Editorial Commentary.
18. How to choose the optimal method of whole breast reconstruction. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 6. Mastectomy and whole breast reconstruction (methods and techniques)
19. Implant-based whole breast reconstruction (without irradiation)
20. Implant-based whole breast reconstruction (with irradiation)
21. Fat-grafting exclusively for whole breast reconstruction. Editorial Commentary
22. Standard autologous tissue flaps for whole breast reconstruction. Editorial Commentary
23. Advanced autologous tissue flaps for whole breast reconstruction. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 7. Revisional breast reconstruction (following both partial and whole breast reconstruction)
24. Breast revision following breast conservation and oncoplastic repair
25. Breast revision after implant-based breast reconstruction
26. Breast revision after mastectomy, whole breast reconstruction, and postmastectomy radiation therapy. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 8. Techniques for delivery of radiotherapy
27. Partial or whole breast radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery?
28. Postmastectomy radiotherapy after whole breast reconstruction
29. Partial breast radiotherapy after partial mastectomy
30.Whole breast radiotherapy (boost) after partial mastectomy. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 9. Techniques for lymph node transfer
31. Transfer of lymph node tissue.
• Section 10. Nipple-areola complex reconstruction. Editorial Commentary.
• Section 11. Training
33. The Modern Specialist Breast Surgeon
34. Breast surgical training. Editorial Commentary.
This new edition provides a comprehensive and contemporary account of techniques in oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery. Uniquely, this book includes short, concise chapters containing only the most critical information. Many of the chapters are entitled " My Approach." and this enables the reader to become integrated into the clinical practice of the world's breast experts. The true multidisciplinary nature of the book ensures that the perspectives of all members of the breast cancer team are included. This transfer of knowledge between disciplines leads to improved patient care and the integration of multidisciplinary treatment, thus providing an educational and practical multidisciplinary breast cancer book for practicing breast cancer doctors and trainees worldwide.
• A major new reference in this increasingly important surgical specialty, bringing together plastic and oncologic surgery to offer optimal treatment to women affected by breast cancer
• Contains the contributions of an international team of authors reflecting the breadth of the specialty plus expert commentaries from the editors to highlight key areas of debate
• Emphasizes the team approach to breast cancer management, including contributions from surgeons, physicians, medical and radiation oncologists and breast care nurses
Professor John Benson is a Consultant Breast Surgeon in the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He received his basic medical degree from Oxford University Clinical School and has been awarded doctorates from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities [DM (Oxon); MD (Cantab)]. He was a research fellow at The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, London and undertook internships both at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK. Further experience was gained in management of breast diseases as Visiting Professor at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Centre. Professor Benson is a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge where he is also Director of Clinical Studies, Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge and Professor of Applied Surgical Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. He is a member of the Panel of Examiners, Intercollegiate MRCS Examination (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) and was appointed a Regional Breast Tutor by The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a member of the British Breast Group. His clinical practice is devoted entirely to patients with breast diseases and current research interests include investigation of a fluorescent navigation system for sentinel lymph node detection in early breast cancer patients. He has published three papers in the past 3 years on this topic – all in American journals and one of these a leading commentary summarizing where we are and where we are going with this technology (Annal of Surgical Oncology). Professor Benson is principle investigator for two national breast cancer trials (POSNOC and MarginProbe) and regularly acts as reviewer for major grant giving bodies (Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council, Breast Cancer Now and NIHR).
Professor Benson has published widely in the field of breast disease in general (>140 publications) and co-ordinated or written articles for leading journals including The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology, Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery, Surgical Clinics of North America and Breast Diseases Quarterly. He has also contributed numerous book chapters and presented papers at major international meetings. He is author and editorial consultant for the breast module of PIER (American College of Physicians) and a Module Lead for the Masters in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (E-Learning) (Royal College of Surgeons of England and University of East Anglia) [Gold Award for e-learning 2013]. In addition, he is co-editing the third edition of the text "Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Management of the Breast" with colleagues from the United States and Italy and this should be ready for publication in early 2018. Professor Benson is ranked amongst the top 0.18% of world’s breast cancer experts and won First Prize in the Oncology Section of BMA Medical Book Awards (2013).
Over the past 3 years Professor Benson has undertaken invited speaker presentations in the United States, India, Brazil, Japan, Kuwait, Italy and Spain. In September 2015, he visited the University of Pernambuco in Brazil (Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas) where he gave a memorial lecture to his former Professor and mentor Antonio Figueira Filho who was a pioneer of breast surgery in South America. He is a former member of the Planning Committee for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium which is the world’s premier breast cancer meeting with >8000 attendees from 100 countries outside the United States of America. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, Health Sciences Centre at San Antonio in December 2016 and had the honour of being invited to deliver the Grand Round Lecture (Department of Surgery). He was elected to the Executive Board of the Association of Breast Surgery (United Kingdom) as an Ordinary Trustee in September 2016. He is currently co-convener for the Advanced Skills in Breast Disease Course at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.