who we are
Dedicated Team of Breast Cancer Specialists.
 
 
Our mission is very simple.

TME and Breast Care Network are a group of community-leading breast cancer doctors whose goal is to cut through the avalanche of "new developments" in breast cancer, eliminating the spurious, and implementing genuine advances.

Improving Patient Outcomes
The Cornerstone for New Intelligence.

Breast cancer research is yielding advancements at an unprecedented rate. For the community based physician it is very challenging to stay current with the latest clinical research findings and technological advancements that could enhance their patients’ outcomes.

TME meets this challenge head-on through the BCN (Breast Care Network) (www.breastcarenetwork.com). BCN is a news/opinion website where breast cancer specialists provide expert commentary on the latest clinical findings and more importantly, how to incorporate findings into clinical practice. Think of it as the “Breast Care News Feed” for breast care physicians that enables them to stay current with an efficient investment of time. The site also hosts a series of live and on-demand (often more accessible than the original event) webinars, co-sponsored by industry which enables companies to have direct access to the Breast Care Network. In addition TME offers a variety of additional services to industry including advisory boards, registry studies, member surveys and live educational events where industry can engage with influential Key Opinion Leaders. For more information on these programs click on Industry button.

 
 
PETER BEITSCH, MD
RESEARCH

Past President ASBS

MARK GITTLEMAN, MD FACS
EDUCATION & REIMBURSEMENT

Past President ASBS

PAT WHITWORTH Jr., MD FACS
BCN & PEER TO PEER

Past Chairman ASBS

RAKESH PATEL, MD
STRATEGY

Past President of Am
Brachy Society

 
LISA ZINDEL, MBA
MARKETING & BIZ DEV

Medical device and Biotechnology

MARY KAY HARDWICK
RESEARCH

Research Director

DOUG BRADLEY, MBA
STRATEGY & BIZ DEV

Medical Device, Equipment &
Molecular Diagnostics

 
 
What is TME?

TME is a network of clinicians, researchers, educators and companies whose core mission is to improve the quality and access to advanced targeted cancer care by fostering high-quality & comprehensive educational resources and research by synthesizing "State-of-the-Art" with "State-of-the-Science." Our specialty is breast cancer from prevention, diagnosis, treatment, to survivorship.

What is different about TME?

We believe physician leaders adopt advances in care best when education is mutual, interactive high touch, disruptive, fun and efficient. Both education and research are intertwined at TME.

How do I attend TME events?

Participation is by invitation only. Availability is limited for our events and fill up quickly. Please contact us to learn more about attending one of our events.

What is the main TME goal?

We are joining with other leading breast cancer doctors to cut through the avalanche of "new developments" in breast cancer, eliminating the spurious and identifying genuine advances. In addition we are preparing for big changes ahead including advances in genetics and personalized medicine. We believe most doctors make changes in practice with difficulty and usually only after extensive informal discussions with trusted colleagues. Our near term goal is to intentionally host that kind of exchange so we all make progress together with the confidence that setting can build.

Who runs TME and why?

TME is run by a group of well-known physicians with the same purpose: to dedicate their expertise, time and resources along with other specialists to advance the treatment and care for cancer patients. By collaborating our efforts and gathering resources through knowledge, TME continues to push forward in the areas of cancer treatment and care.

What is TME Research?

TME Research is an extension of the TME mission to improve quality and access to emerging technologies and best practices in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and patient care.

Via partnerships with other community based practitioners and experienced researchers, we design, execute, and drive enrollment in Registries that collect the real world experience and data that support the adoption of emerging technologies.

TME Research registries provide an opportunity for research partnerships with industry.