The ANTHEM study is a new project that aims to compare the clinical and patient reported outcomes of oncoplastic breast conserving surgery (therapeutic mammaplasty and local perforator flaps) and mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction in patients not considered suitable for simple/level 1 breast conserving surgery. It will be a non-randomised study with patients making an informed decision for oncoplastic breast conservation or mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction following discussions with their surgical teams.
We will aim to follow up both groups to compare clinical and patient reported outcomes and hopefully, longer term; oncological safety. This work builds on the TeaM and iBRA-2 studies and the comparison paper recently published in the BJS. It is funded by ABS and the Bristol Charity, Above and Beyond and we will be applying for CRN portfolio status.
To determine the feasibility of the study, we would like to explore the current practice of oncoplastic breast conserving surgery in the UK.
To help with this, we would like ABS members to complete the ANTHEM Oncoplastic Breast Conservation National Practice Survey on behalf of their unit by clicking on this link
Please only complete ONE survey per unit and it will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions or would like to be involved in the prospective cohort study, there is a section at the end of the survey or please e-mail me or Charlotte Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org).