Alternatives to whole breast irradiation in early breast cancer

Vicki Klimberg, Amy Rivere, Loverd Peacock

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Abstract

Partial breast irradiation (PBI) when added to lumpectomy demonstrates equivalent local recurrence and survival when compared to whole breast radiation. However, PBI can be delivered in much shorter time (5 days as compared to 6 weeks) and even intraoperatively as an one time dose. This article describes the many alternative techniques available for delivering PBI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number39
JournalChinese Clinical Oncology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast surgery
  • Irradiation
  • Partial breast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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