Optimizing Decision-Making about Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Faculty involved: Mary Politi

Dr. Politi and Dr. Terence Myckatyn received a Pre-R01 grant through the Siteman Investment Program, with co-investigators Drs. Margaret Olsen and Rajiv Parikh, to develop a preference-sensitive decision support tool for patients considering breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The tool will provide patient education, elicit patients’ preferences, and include personalized risk prediction to aid in the decision making process.

Select Publications:

Hasak J.M., Myckatyn T.M., Grabinski V.F., Philphot S.E., Parikh P., Politi M.C. Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: Recognizing Ways to Improve Shared Decision Making. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2017 Nov 13. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001569.