New Perspectives in Breast Reconstruction (Ongoing)

Posted On 2021-07-02 14:29:00

This series on New Perspectives in Breast Reconstruction is co guest-edited by Dr. Nicola Rocco from Federico II University, Italy, Dr. Giacomo Montagna from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA, and Dr. Giuseppe Catanuto from University of Milan, Italy.

Nicola Rocco, MD, PhD
Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Nicola Rocco is a breast surgical oncologist working as Chief of the Breast Surgical Unit of the Malzoni Cancer Center - MACC (Avellino, Italy). He obtained his Medical Degree at University Federico II of Naples in 2005 and the Specialization in General Surgery at the same University in 2012.

He obtained a PhD in Advanced Biomedical and Surgical Therapies at the University of Naples in cooperation with the National Research Council, studying the potential applications of 3D-printing and regenerative medicine in the field of breast reconstruction. He was Research Fellow at “Fondazione Umberto Veronesi” with the project “Engineered Breast Reconstruction”. He is member of the scientific committee of the MBN International Oncoplastic Breast Meeting and MBN Aesthetic Breast Meeting organized by Dr. Maurizio Bruno Nava in Milan since 2012. He organized International Meetings and Webinars as scientific Director of G.Re.T.A. since 2017. He is member of the Cochrane Collaboration. He is surgical editor for the Cochrane Breast Cancer Group at University of Sydney, Australia. He is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Giuseppe Catanuto, MD PhD
Unit of Multidisciplinary Breast, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy

Dott. Giuseppe Catanuto is a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon in Catania at Azienda Ospedaliera Cannizzaro. He is also the current executive chair of G.Re.T.A. Group for Reconstructive and Therapeutic Advancements.

In 2006, he became a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at Humanitas - Catania where he developed a specific expertise in therapeutic mammoplasties and conservative mastectomies. During the last twelve years, he served as a consultant of the “Scuola di Oncologia Chirurgica Ricostruttiva”. On behalf of this organization, he coordinated the International Fellowship “G. Querci della Rovere”. Since 2012 he has been appointed Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in Catania at Ospedale Cannizzaro. His research areas are oncoplastic surgery including the development of a questionnaire on post breast reconstruction quality of life on behalf of the EORTC Quality of Life Group, decision making in breast surgery and mathematical modeling of breast shape. He's member of the board of founders of BRESO (Breast Surgical Oncology Certification), the joint initiative for certification of specialist breast surgeons that includes ESSO, EUSOMA, ESO and EU-BREAST. Dott. Catanuto is currently the Executive Chair of G.Re.T.A. (Group for Reconstructive and Therapeutic Advancements, an association dealing with education and research in the field of oncoplastic surgery.

Giacomo Montagna, MD MPH
Breast Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Dr. Montagna, earned his medical degree at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and his Master in Public Health at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA.

After completing his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland, he completed a 6 months fellowship in Breast Surgery focusing on oncoplastic techniques at the same institution. Thereafter he moved to New York to complete a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he is now completing a breast surgical oncology fellowship and where he will be joining the faculty beginning in September 2021. His clinical and research interests include oncoplastic surgery, and rare breast cancer subtypes such as metaplastic tumors.

He has published more than 40 peer-review articles and 2 book chapters in breast surgery textbooks. He is a member of the Young Alumni Steering committee of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (EYSAC-ESSO), of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (AsBS).

Series outline:

  1. Total implant coverage for prepectoral breast reconstruction 
  2. Transaxillary breast reconstruction
  3. Red breast syndrome
  4. Pre-pectoral implant-based breast reconstruction after mastectomy: a narrative review
  5. Characteristics of the eligible candidate for DIEP flap breast reconstruction  
  6. Immediate lipofilling in prevention of the sequelae of the conservative treatment of breast cancer in patients with or without neoadjuvant treatment, indications, technique and cosmetic and preliminary oncological results
  7. Immediate nipple areolar complex reconstruction over latissimus Dorsi skin paddle flap in bilateral periareolar mastectomy & reconstruction
  8. Prepectoral reconstruction and radiotherapy 
  9. Capsular contracture in breast reconstruction, isn’t it maybe just a muscular contracture?

The series “New Perspectives in Breast Reconstruction” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Breast Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Drs. Nicola Rocco, Giacomo Montagna, and Giuseppe Catanuto are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.