Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center - A Project of Women's Guild
Dedicated to Breast Health
Cedars-Sinai's Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center - A Project of Women's Guild at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute is dedicated to breast health. We provide prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of breast-related disease. Patient education, cancer screening, genetic risk assessment and risk reduction are key components of our program in addition to oncologic and plastic reconstructive surgery. These services are available in one convenient location.
Breast cancer survivors helped design the breast center with particular attention to the comfort and needs of our patients. We use advanced treatments and state-of-the-art technology to help insure our patients get high quality care.
Optimal treatment may involve multiple specialists and techniques so breast cancer patients have access to Care Coordinators. This extra help is an important part of the support the Breast Center offers its patients.
At the Breast Center, patients receive comprehensive care from a team of expert breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, radiologists, geneticists, nutritionists, women's health physicians, alternative medicine physicians, nurses, and physical therapists. During weekly multidisciplinary Case Review meetings, patient cases are discussed from multiple perspectives so that patients are provided with a wide range of treatment options. This review facilitates ongoing communication among your physicians and specialists to track your progress and help lead to a successful recovery. Our specialists also work on clinical trials to develop new treatment options for addressing breast cancer and many of our patients take part in clinical trials that test new options for diagnosis and treatment.
If you have a family history of breast cancer or if you are concerned that your risk of developing breast cancer may be increased, you can participate in the Wasserman Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Program. The program provides comprehensive risk assessment services (including genetic testing) as well as medical and surgical management recommendations that are tailored to a particular individual's level of risk.
Our physicians are highly experienced at treating common as well as rare and complex cases of breast cancer. They specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures such as ultrasound and stereotactic core needle biopsy, breast conserving surgeries and nipple and skin sparing mastectomies with immediate reconstruction.
In the 2012-13 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Cancer.