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Breast Cancer Program

Most cancers take years to develop.  Cancer is a disease in which some cells in your body undergo a molecular or genetic change, begin to multiply uncontrollably and grow to form a mass that is called a tumor.  The mass can continue to grow and it can soon compromise the normal function of the surrounding tissue.In addition, cells from a tumor can spread into other tissues or organs, or spread to distant organs via the circulatory or lymphatic systems.
Breast cancer is a type of cancer arising from breast tissue. There are no known direct causes of this disease, but there are numerous factors that may put you at risk for developing breast cancer during your lifetime. The Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute provides services to assess your risks, screen you for cancer, and guide you through your treatment and recovery process. The primary focus of the breast cancer team at the Gibbs is early detection and treatment of your breast cancer.  We think that spending the time to properly plan your treatment with our expert team is well worth it. 
Program Quality & Outcomes 
Meet our Breast Team                                    
You will have access to a treatment team of highly trained, skilled medical professionals that are capable of performing all major diagnostic, surgical, medical and interventional cancer related procedures. Additionally, Gibbs offers an array of support service professional to assist you through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.  Gibbs provides the most comprehensive cancer care possible so that you do not have to leave home to get the absolute latest advances in cancer care.  Your multidisciplinary team may include:

· Surgeons

Robert A Cochran, MD, FACS
Barry R. Hird, MD, FACS
Richard K. Orr, MD, MPH, FACS
Auburn Woods, MD, FACS
Claude D. Woollen, MD, FACS

· Medical Oncologists

James Bearden, III, MD, FACP
Stephan W. Corso, MD, Program Chair
Sharmila Mehta, MD
Asim Pati, MD
Sarah Vidito, MD

· Radiation Oncologists

Heather Allen, MD
Amarinthia Curtis, MD
Daniel Fried, MD, PhD
Patricia Griffin, MD
Drew Monitto, MD

· Plastic Surgeons

Shawn Birchenough, MD
Michael J. Orseck, MD, FACS

· Radiologists (Diagnostic)

Kelan J. Brown, MD
Joan Hu Burkhardt, MD
Matthew T. Chaney, MD
Caroline P. Daly, MD, Program Vice-Chair
Peter Ryan, MD
Lawrence N. Warren, Jr., MD

· Pathologists

Amy, C. Baruch, MD
Alfred Campbell, MD
Gist Farr, MD
Rosanna Lapham, MD


John T. Lettieri, MD


· Clinical Navigator(s)

Kirsten M. Beeker, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN
Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA
Ashley G. Sprouse, LMSW, OSW-C

· Clinical Research

Kathy Queen, RN, BSN
Linda Hanselman, RN, BSN

· Oncology Dietitian

Cathy Zwilling, MS, RD, CSO, LD  

· Genetic Counseling

Melanie Moshier, MS, CGC

· Prevention and Screening

Bearden Josey Center for Breast Health 
High Risk Breast Clinic

·Other Support Services 
Your team meets weekly during the Breast Multidisciplinary Planning Conference to discuss all new breast cancer cases.  Your pathology and imaging studies are presented for review during the conference.  You have the benefit of multiple consultations without additional expense to you.  Your treatment options, recommended by the multidisciplinary team, will be provided to you.  This information will assist you in choosing the treatment plan that’s right for you.  We think that spending the time to properly plan out your treatment with our expert team is well worth it and is part of the Gibbs difference.  

© 2012 Gibbs Cancer Center

Gibbs Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer center located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is one of the original National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program and Community Clinical Oncology Program sites. Gibbs is nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility with affiliations with MD Anderson Physicians Network and the Medical University of South Carolina's Hollings Cancer Center.

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