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Breast Pathology: Current Concepts and Controversies – Harvard Medical School

June 6, 2016 - June 7, 2016


This is a live program offered by the Department of Pathology at BIDMC and the HMS Department of Continuing Education to provide pathologists with a comprehensive review and update of the pathologic diagnosis and clinical significance of benign, in situ and malignant lesions of the breast. The material is presented in lecture format by leading experts in the field of breast pathology and related clinical disciplines. The course additionally includes interactive sessions consisting of case-based presentations, Q&A, and an audience response system.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the diagnostic criteria and clinical significance of various benign, in situ and malignant breast lesions and determine appropriate diagnostic testing
  • Summarize the uses and limitations of techniques such as core needle biopsy and immunohistochemistry
  • Review the role and the limitations of prognostic marker studies in patients with breast cancer
  • Analyze the emerging role of molecular biology in the study of breast diseases
  • Describe differential diagnostic problems commonly encountered in breast pathology and develop strategies to resolve them in your practice environment
  • Determine the importance of pathologic-radiologic correlation in the assessment of non-palpable breast lesions
  • Utilize the latest information on evaluation and reporting of breast lumpectomy margins
  • Recognize the existence of borderline lesions that are better classified as such on initial core needle biopsy samples

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is pathologists who practice general surgical pathology as well as those with a particular interest in breast pathology. Pathology trainees and breast care providers in related specialties will also benefit from this course.



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