Breast Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Dr. Charlson imageFully Coordinated Cancer Care

Breast cancer is a complex disease, and treating it requires several different kinds of physicians — surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and plastic surgeons. The Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin includes a complete team of breast cancer specialists with expertise in every aspect of breast cancer treatment. These physicians work together to create an individualized treatment plan for every patient. During weekly tumor board meetings, they pool their expertise to make sure each patient is receiving the most effective care possible. The result is true multidisciplinary treatment that is completely coordinated. Patients receive a seamless care experience and the best chance of a good outcome.

DIEP Flap: The Most Advanced Breast Reconstruction

The Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is one of a handful of programs nationwide that offer deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP Flap) breast reconstruction surgery. Unlike standard tissue reconstructions, the DIEP Flap procedure leaves the patient’s abdominal muscles intact. The result is faster healing, less pain and preservation of core strength. To find out more, see Breast Reconstruction.

Genetic Counseling and Testing

The Cancer Genetics Screening Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin can provide counseling and testing for women who are concerned about their inherited risk of breast cancer. For more information, see Genetic Testing for BRCA Genes.

A Center for National Research

The physicians of the Breast Cancer Program are actively involved in research aimed at improving treatment and outcomes for women with breast cancer. The investigations they lead at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin have drawn national and international attention, and they participate actively in many large clinical trials of new treatment techniques and cancer drugs. Our commitment to research means patients have access to the most advanced therapies available.

Physicians in the Breast Cancer Program regularly publish their research in academic journals and present their findings at national and international breast cancer conferences. To take a closer look at the expertise available within the Breast Cancer Program, visit our Academic and Physician Publications section.

Dr. Alonzo Walker Honored for Leadership in Breast Cancer

Alonzo Walker, MD, director of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin breast care program, is one of six people honored by Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation with a Champion in Women’s Health Award.

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