Dr. Mary L. Gemignani | CureTalks
Dr. Gemignani is surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer. She is dual trained as a breast surgeon and as a gynecologic oncologist, having completed fellowships in both disciplines. Her training has allowed her to focus her research endeavors in hereditary familial cancers, focusing on breast cancers caused by mutations in the BRCA genes. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary breast cancer, including surgery for prevention by risk reducing bilateral mastectomy. She is a principal investigator for several research projects, including one to investigate the use of a special estrogen PET (positron emission tomography) imaging substance in patients with breast cancer. Her research has also covered important aspects of surgical decisions related to axillary node surgery. She is currently fellowship director for the breast surgical fellowship training program, and responsible for the educational training program for a highly selected group of surgeons choosing to specialize in breast surgery. She is an active member of local, national, and international societies including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Society of Breast Diseases.
We are talking with breast surgeon Dr. Gemignani from MSKCC about surgical treatments for breast cancer.