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Sarah Blair, MD

Sarah Blair, MD

“The investigators at Mayo Clinic achieved excellent results in improving 30-day and 1-year reconstruction rates in patients undergoing nipple-sparing mastectomy,” commented Sarah Blair, MD, a surgical oncologist at the University of California San Diego. “They clearly demonstrated that careful patient selection and a multidisciplinary team can improve outcomes over time.”

“These data can educate other surgeons on important factors for patient selection as well as techniques to improve outcomes. We look forward to the long-term oncologic safety data in this higher-risk cohort,” stated Dr. Blair. 

DISCLOSURE: Dr. Blair reported no conflicts of interest.


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