World Congress of Surgery WCS 2017 (formerly International Surgical Week)


A highly successful 47th World Congress of Surgery WCS 2017 (formerly named International Surgical Week) was held in Basel, Switzerland from August 13-17, 2017.



BSI PRIZES AND AWARDS AT WORLD CONGRESS OF SURGERY WCS 2017

We congratulate the following BSI Prize Winners for their achievement !

Free Paper First Prize

Presenting Author: Sendhil Rajan, India

PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF USE OF IN-HOUSE PREPARED LOW-COST RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL VERSUS COMMERCIAL RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY INVASIVE BREAST CANCER
Sendhil Rajan (1),*, Sanjay Gambhir (2), Narendra Krishnani (3), Sabaretnam Mayilvaganan (4), Anjali Mishra (4), Amit Agarwal (4), Saroj Kanta Mishra (4), Gaurav Agarwal (4)
(1)Department of Surgery, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, (2)Department of Nuclear Medicine, (3)Department of Pathology, (4)Department of Endocrine & Breast Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, India


Free Paper Second Prize

Presenting Author: Dezs÷ Tˇth, Hungary

SHORT AND LONG TERM (10 YEARS) RESULTS OF AN ORGANIZED, POPULATION BASED BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME - COMPARATIVE, OBSERVATIONAL STUDY FROM HUNGARY
Dezs÷ Tˇth (1),*, Zsolt Varga (1), Judit Tˇth (2), PÚter ┴rkosy (2), ╔va Seb÷ (3)
(1)Department of General Surgery, (2)Department of Oncology and Rehabilitation, (3)Department of Radiology, Breast Unit, KenÚzy Teaching Hospital of University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary


Poster First Prize

Presenting Author: Takuya Nagata, Japan

KLF4 IMPROVE PROGNOSIS OF TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER BY SUPPRESSION OF EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION
Takuya Nagata,*
2nd Department of Surgery, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan


Poster Second Prize

Presenting Author: Hiroki Ito, Japan

STUDY ON RISK FACTORS FOR COMPLICATIONS OF IMMEDIATE BREAST RECONSTRUCTION AFTER MASTECTOMY
Hiroki Ito (1),*, Takayuki Ueno (1), Hirotaka Suga (2), Tomohiro Shiraishi (2), Hirotsugu Isaka (1), Manami Kitamura (1), Shigeru Imoto (1)
(1)Department of Breast surgery, (2)Department of Plastic Surgery, Kyorin University Hospital, Musashino city, Tokyo, Japan





The Umberto Veronesi Lecture 2017 has been given by:
Monica Morrow, MD
Chief, Breast Service,
Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Professor of Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

BSI is pleased to announce that the Veronesi Lecturer at the WCS 2017 in Basel has been Dr Monica Morrow.
Monica Morrow, MD is chief of the Breast Surgery Service, Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology, co-chief of the Breast Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to this she served as the G. Willing Pepper Chair in Cancer Research and the chairman of the Department of Surgical    Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. From 1993 to June 2004, she was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School and director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. From 1999 - 2001 she also served as director of the Cancer Department of the American College of Surgeons and executive director of the American Joint Committee on Cancer. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrow received her BS degree Magna Cum Laude from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and her MD in 1976 from Jefferson Medical College. She did her surgical residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont from 1976-1981, followed by 2 years of surgical oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Morrow is the recipient of the Outstanding Professional Woman Award from the State of Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award from the University of Chicago, the Women Making a Difference Award for Medical Innovations from the State of Illinois, and the Speaking of Women's Health Foundation Award. She is a Distinguished Alumni of the Pennsylvania State University and a Distinguished Alumni of Jefferson Medical College. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Gianni Bonnadonna Breast Cancer Award from ASCO, and in 2013 she was the William McGuire lecturer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer symposium. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. She is the editor of 3 breast cancer textbooks and has published more than 350 book chapters, manuscripts, and editorials. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society of Surgical Oncology, and was the President of the Society of Surgical Oncology in 2012-13. Her interests include the application of clinical trials data in practice, the evaluation of new technology related to local therapy of breast cancer and surgical decision making.