Breast Cancer Program

The department of therapeutic radiology’s program in breast cancer is one of the most widely recognized in the world. We were one of the first facilities in the country to offer breast conserving surgery followed by radiation therapy to the intact breast. Our data base of conservatively managed breast cancer patients, which contains clinical data on over 2000 patients, complemented by detailed pathologic and molecular information, is one of the largest and most mature experiences in the world, and has been the foundation of over 100 articles in the medical literature.


Patients seen in radiation oncology are generally presented at a multi-disciplinary tumor conference, where the management of their case is discussed not only by radiation oncologists, but by surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, genetic counselors and social workers.

The department offers the complete spectrum of services in radiation oncology as it relates to treatment of breast cancer, including breast conserving surgery followed by radiation, radiation following mastectomy, and radiation for treatment of metastasis. Our team of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists offer the latest technologies in the delivery of radiation for breast cancer, including conventional external beam radiation, IMRT, deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) and partial breast irradiation. Our team is trained in all three methods of partial breast irradiation including external beam conformal therapy, interstitial brachytherapy and Mammosite. The department actively participates in a number of national trials in the management of breast cancer through the RTOG, ACOSOG, ECOG.

Faculty

Evans, Suzanne B.

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology
Assistant Chief and Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

Higgins, Susan A

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Associate Director, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Residency Training Program

Moran, Meena Savur

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Weidhaas, Joanne Barnes

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Therapeutic Radiology

Wilson, Lynn D.

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Dermatology
Vice Chairman, Therapeutic Radiology
Clinical Director, Therapeutic Radiology
Clinical Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale Cancer Center