Breast Surgical Oncology

Breast Oncology Multi-disciplinary Approach

Stanford's breast cancer surgeons and researchers have been instrumental in developing new approaches for the treatment breast cancer today from less invasive techniques for tagging biopsied lymph nodes to broadly offering nipple-sparing mastectomies and breast-conserving techniques. All surgical decisions are made in a multidisciplinary fashion with colleagues in radiology, medical oncology, plastic surgery and radiation oncology. Our aim is to personalize all medical decisions and recommendations for each individual. 

We are poised to care for the wide spectrum of breast diseases in women and men; encompassing benign complaints, high risk surveillance and cancer. Our breast surgeons are experienced in the latest treatments for malignant problems extending from ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS aka Stage 0 or non-invasive breast cancer) to locally advanced breast cancer. We also offer a number of clinical trials testing cutting-edge advancements in care.

“How you execute the treatment depends on numerous factors,” says Breast Surgeon Dr. Irene Wapnir. “It’s a very dynamic process involving a team of doctors from multiple divisions and departments. The best care is when it’s multidisciplinary and integrated.”

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Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
Tel: (650) 498-6000

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Stanford Women's Cancer Center

900 Blake Wilbur Dr., 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA 64304
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Cancer Center South Bay
Tel: (408) 426-4900

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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

2589 Samaritan Ct.
San Jose, CA 95124
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Stanford - ValleyCare
Tel: (925) 416-5430

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Stanford - ValleyCare

5575 W Las Positas Blvd, Suite 210
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
John and Marva Warnock Professor, Emerita
Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2023
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)


Novel Treatment Options

Stanford surgeons innovate new biological breast implants

Education Opportunities

Dr. Joanne Edquilang, 2019-2020 Stanford Breast Fellow, presents "Preoperative Marking of Lymph Nodes with Tattoo Ink" for the American Society of Breast Surgeons meeting in May 2020.