Dr. Valerie Gorman Invited to Present at St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna

WAXAHACHIE – Doctor Valerie Gorman, a breast cancer surgical oncologist at Texas Breast Center in Waxahachie, recently presented at the prestigious St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria. 

The St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference occurs every two years and is hosted by St. Gallen Oncology Conferences. This year’s topic was Primary Therapy of Early Breast Cancer: Evidence, Controversies, Consensus. The conference was attended by 3000 delegates from 90 different countries.

Abstracts could be submitted in the categories of adjuvant systemic therapy, biology and basic research, epidemiology and prevention, locally advanced metastatic disease, pre-operative therapy, radiotherapy, health politics, predictive and prognostic factors, and surgery and sentinels. Dr. Gorman’s abstract, “Five day Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in Stage 0-II breast cancer: a report of 48 cases” fit in to the radiotherapy category. She, and only 21 others in radiotherapy, were invited to present their findings in poster presentation form. 

Dr. Gorman’s presentation dealt with a five-day radiation cycle’s success rate as compared to the traditional six-week cycle typically used in breast cancer treatment. 

“It was an honor to be asked to attend. It was a privilege to share the things that we’ve learned with the leading breast cancer specialists from around the world,” states Dr. Gorman. “This new technology and approach can provide tremendous benefit to women with breast cancer around the globe.” 

Valerie J. Gorman, MD, FACS, is a breast surgeon who specializes in surgical oncology and surgical diseases of the breast. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and serves as Chief of Surgery and Medical Director of Surgical Services at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.

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