Kilian Salerno on Assessing Cancer Risk

Kilian Salerno, MD

Kilian Salerno, director of Breast Radiation and Soft Tissue/Melanoma Radiation, Roswell Park Cancer Center, discusses assessing cancer risk.

Kilian Salerno, director of Breast Radiation and Soft Tissue/Melanoma Radiation, Roswell Park Cancer Center, discusses assessing cancer risk.

Some nurses and oncologists are using nomograms to help assess patients’ risk for cancer or recurrence. But even with nomograms, patient-specific, clinical, and pathologic factors considered, getting a definite answer is still problematic. So, healthcare staff must work with the patients to get an accurate assessment as possible, and then choose a treatment plan from there.