Community Outreach - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Air Date: 10/7//2018

Duration: 30 min

Guest: Bruce Haffty,MD - Chair of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  Dr. Haffty manages the care of breast cancer patients in the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute.


Topic: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Haffty discusses early detection, treatment modalities, risks and side effects of treatment. He also talks about the newest changes in practice guidelines that reduces the duration of whole breast radiation treatment from a 6-7 week cycle to about 3 weeks. Dr. Haffty was on the panel that reviewed the guidelines and implemented that change.