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NeST Study

Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy in Breast Cancer

A prospective, multicentre national audit Neoadjuvant systemic therapy is increasingly used in the treatment of breast cancer, and has advantages over
traditional chemotherapy scheduling:

• Downstaging of disease to allow breast conserving surgery
• Early administration of systemic treatment
• Allows tailoring of further treatment using information about
response to neoadjuvant therapy

Access to neoadjuvant systemic therapies is extremely variable. There are no current guidelines on best practice in this area in the United Kingdom, and no consensus on the surgical management of either the breast or axilla in patients following neoadjuvant treatment

NeST is a prospective national multicentre audit with two stages:

• Stage 1 – National Practice Survey
• Stage 2 – National Prospective Audit

The study aims to:

• Establish current practice and determine indications for use
• Explore associated surgical management
• Determine practice in the monitoring and reporting of response
• Establish treatment response rates in a real-world setting

Open to all breast units in the U.K. Data collection commencing December 2017.

For further information see:


Associate Surgical Specialty Lead

The RCS Surgical Trials Initiative was launched in 2012, and has appointed Surgical Specialty Lead across most specialties. One of the over-riding aims of the Initiative is to develop trainee involvement in surgical research. The role of Associate SSL in Breast Surgery provides the unique opportunity for a breast surgery trainee to work with the SSL to develop and deliver surgical research within breast surgery, and applications for this role are now invited.

More information, and a description of the role, are available by contacting the SSL for Breast Surgery, Mr. Stuart McIntosh, at
If you wish to apply for this role, then please send Mr McIntosh (at the email address above, by February 16th) a current CV together with a short (maximum one page A4) summary outlining:

• Why you would like to be considered for the role
• Your research interests and research experience to date
• What you would hope to gain from the post


Clinical Fellow in Breast Surgery

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Breast Surgery

Location: Frimley Park Hospital, GU16 7UJ, Frimley

Salary:£35,093 - £48,123 pa plus

Find out more and apply here and here.