Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 25, Supplement 3, pp 656–657 | Cite as

ASO Author Reflections: Reconstruction in the Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient—Shifting Focus to Quality of Life

  • Anna WeissEmail author
ASO Author Reflections



Anna Weiss has no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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