On this page you will find a list of surveys from, or endorsed by, ABS members.

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If you would like to submit a survey to gain input from the ABS membership please email a link or a list of questions to Ceris Harrison at

All surveys must be from, or endorsed by, an ABS or Mammary Fold member. Approved surveys will also be circulated in the ABS newsletter or monthly bulletin emails.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Does this affect your surgical practice?

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is being increasingly prescribed. MDT planning and surgical decisions post NACT vary around the country. 
This survey aims to get an idea of surgical practice, and opinions and attitudes following NACT.

Belinda Pearce

Surgical management of the axilla in patients undergoing neo-adjuvant chemotherapy

The purpose of this survey is to determine the variation in practice across the United Kingdom. The information gathered will improve our understanding of the potential drivers of variation and help to achieve a standard of care for patients.

Neill Patani

Opportunities and Priorities for Breast Surgical Research

Please complete this survey to help us identify the opportunities and priorities in breast surgical research.

Breast reconstruction is now considered to be one of the pillars of breast cancer treatment. Before the introduction of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) there were limitations to the use of implant based reconstruction to which the ADM provides a solution. The use of ADM has increased the number of a single-stage direct to implant breast reconstructions subsequently reducing the number of two-stage reconstructions. Unfortunately however, there are several complications associated with the use of ADM of which seroma is the most frequent. The term seroma is not well defined in the international literature and it is still debatable if it is related to the use of an ADM, at what point we label it as a seroma and how best to manage it. The aim of this short survey is to help find the answers to those questions in order to better define the concept of seroma related to ADM.

G. Zoccali, N. Seyidova, R. Price, M. Ho-Asjoe.

Plastic Surgery department, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London UK 

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