Asal Rahimi, M.D., M.S., Chief of Breast Radiation Oncology Service
UT Southwestern’s Center for Breast Care offers comprehensive, patient-focused breast cancer treatment using the latest medications, techniques, and therapies. Our team includes some of the best breast cancer specialists in the world who have dedicated their entire clinical activities to treating breast cancer. This expertise means patients receive unsurpassed care from specialists who treat breast cancer patients every day.
Meet Our Team
Our breast care physicians have dedicated their entire clinical activities to treating breast cancer, which means patients receive unsurpassed care from specialists who treat breast cancer patients every day.
ABC Education Video
We have two Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) machines used to monitor patients requiring breast/chest wall and lymph node treatments. This video will help you understand what to expect.
Breast Skin Care
During your breast cancer treatments, you may experience several side effects to your skin. Jane Steele, a registered nurse on our breast disease-oriented team, discusses these side effects and the skin products and methods you can use to alleviate them.
Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
As one of the top academic medical centers in the country and the only NCI-designated cancer center in North Texas, we lead and participate in a number of clinical trials aimed at improving the outcomes of patients with cancer. Our Department enrolls approximately 200 new patients in clinical trials each year.
Clinical trials are critical in developing new therapies for cancer and can mean having access to new medication, groundbreaking research, and additional clinical care. Our clinical trials team is comprised of radiation oncologists, radiation biologists, clinical research coordinators, quality assurance coordinators, and clinical data specialists.
Early-Stage Breast Cancer
- A Phase I Dose-Escalation Study of Single Fraction Pre-Operative Partial Breast (S-PBI) for Early Stage Breast Cancer. (STU 2019-1183)
- Tumor Bed Boost Using a Breast-Specific Radiosurgery Device, the GammaPod: Registry Study and Evaluation of Quality of Life with Development of Sizing Nomogram. Learn about the GammaPod. (STU 052018-052: GammaPod Boost)
Low-Risk Node-Positive Breast Cancer
- A Randomized Trial of Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low-Risk Node-Positive Breast Cancer. (STU 2018-0236: Tailor RT)
Left-Sided Breast Cancer
- Single Institution Pilot Study to Detect Radiation-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Left-Sided Breast Cancer Patients Using Hyperpolarized Carbon 13-Based Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (STU: 2019-1099 28231)
If you’re interested in a clinical trial, please talk to your doctor.
Learn more about clinical trials.