Online CME on ‘Papillary Lesions of the Breast’


Aligarh: To maintain, develop and increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance and relationships that a doctor uses to provide services for patients and the profession; an online Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Papillary Lesions of the Breast, What we Know and What’s New’ for the faculty members of the Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was held recently.

“Papillary lesions of the breast are relatively rare and at times a bit confusing and challenging to diagnose. They need to be excised with the latest technologies. Doctors need to know the best updated ways of early detection for efficient breast exams and mammography screenings. They also need to maintain competence and learn about new and developing areas in the field”, said Prof Sayeedul Hasan Arif (Chairman, Department of Pathology).

He added: “This CME will make the faculty members stay current on the latest clinical, research, and technological developments through insights from leading physicians on a myriad of timely and relevant medical topics”.

Delivering a talk on ‘Histopathological Aspects of Papillary Lesions of the Breast’, the guest speaker of the first session, Prof Ashraf Khan (University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA) explained the molecular defects seen in lesions of the breast.

He discussed how papillary lesions of the breast are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms, which include benign intraductal papilloma, atypical papilloma and ductal carcinoma and variants of papillary carcinoma.

Organising secretaries of the programme, Dr Bushra Siddiqui and Dr Ruquiya Afrose conducted the case discussion after the guest speaker’s lecture. Prof Veena Maheshwari (Department of Pathology) and Prof Nishat Afroz (Department of Pathology) were the chairpersons of the session.

In the next session, Dr Shahbaz Habib Faridi (Department of Surgery) discussed the ‘Surgical Management of Benign and Malignant Papillary Lesions of Breast’ and Dr Mohsin Khan (Department of Radiotherapy) emphasised on the role of radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy in the management of such lesions.

Prof Afzal Anees (Department of Surgery) and Prof Kafil Akhtar (Department of Pathology) were the chairpersons of the session.

Prof Sayeedul Hasan Arif delivered the concluding remarks.

Dr Bushra Siddiqui conducted the online programme attended by over 175 participants from across the country. Dr Ruquiya Afrose extended the vote of thanks.