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Hannah E Woriax

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Selected Publications


Axillary nodal disease burden is not associated with an elevated 21-gene recurrence score in post-menopausal women presenting with a clinically negative axilla.

Journal Article Am J Surg · July 2024 BACKGROUND: The predictive and prognostic value of the recurrence score (RS) has emphasized the importance of tumor biology and has reduced the prognostic implications of limited nodal burden in post-menopausal women with HR+/HER2-invasive breast cancer (I ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pathologic Complete Response and Overall Survival in Patients With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treated With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

Journal Article J Clin Oncol · May 10, 2024 PURPOSE: Black women have higher rates of death from triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) than White women. We hypothesized that pathologic complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and overall survival (OS) may vary by race/ethnicity in pa ... Full text Link to item Cite

Anatomy Versus Biology: What Guides Chemotherapy Decisions in Older Patients With Breast Cancer?

Journal Article J Surg Res · April 2024 INTRODUCTION: With the increasing utilization of genomic assays, such as the Oncotype DX recurrence score (RS), the relevance of anatomic staging has been questioned for select older patients with breast cancer. We sought to evaluate differences in chemoth ... Full text Link to item Cite

Changes in Surgical Management of the Axilla Over 11 Years - Report on More Than 1500 Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on the Prospective I-SPY2 Trial.

Journal Article Ann Surg Oncol · October 2023 BACKGROUND: Axillary surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is becoming less extensive. We evaluated the evolution of axillary surgery after NAC on the multi-institutional I-SPY2 prospective trial. METHODS: We examined annual rates of sentinel lymph ... Full text Link to item Cite

Breast Conservation Surgery and Mastectomy Have Similar Locoregional Recurrence After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Results From 1462 Patients on the Prospective, Randomized I-SPY2 Trial.

Journal Article Ann Surg · September 1, 2023 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) increases rates of successful breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with breast cancer. However, some studies suggest that BCS after NAC may confer an increased risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR). We assessed LRR rat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Abstract P1-06-02: The effect of race on pathologic complete response rates and overall survival in patients with triple negative breast cancer

Conference Cancer Research · March 1, 2023 AbstractIntroduction: Despite the recent overall improvement in survival for patients with breast cancer, racial disparities in outcomes persist. While studies have demonstrated that socioeconomic factors an ... Full text Cite

ShouldStage IA Breast Cancerbe Expanded?

Conference ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY · 2023 Cite

Is the Face an Air Bag for the Brain and Torso?-The Potential Protective Effects of Severe Midface Fractures.

Journal Article Am Surg · August 1, 2018 We investigated the patterns of injury associated with major midface trauma. Our hypothesis is that midface injuries are associated with a decrease in certain traumatic brain injuries as well as major torso injuries. The registry of our Level I trauma cent ... Link to item Cite