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Brachytherapy boost in women with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conserving therapy

Bogdan Gliński, Magdalena Zą;bek, Maria Mituś
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(10)60040-5
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2007;12(1):47-51.

open access

Vol 12, No 1 (2007)
Untitled
Published online: 2007-01-01
Submitted: 2006-03-29

Abstract

In women with early stage breast cancer brachytherapy (BR) boost allows increase of the dose administered to the tumour bed, following whole-breast irradiation. In the present paper high-dose-rate and low-dose-rate brachytherapy results are presented, in comparison to external electron beam radiotherapy. Results of Phase II and III trials show that both techniques give comparable results regarding efficacy. In most patients satisfying cosmetic results can also be obtained, with acceptable local recurrence rate not exceeding 10%.

Abstract

In women with early stage breast cancer brachytherapy (BR) boost allows increase of the dose administered to the tumour bed, following whole-breast irradiation. In the present paper high-dose-rate and low-dose-rate brachytherapy results are presented, in comparison to external electron beam radiotherapy. Results of Phase II and III trials show that both techniques give comparable results regarding efficacy. In most patients satisfying cosmetic results can also be obtained, with acceptable local recurrence rate not exceeding 10%.

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Keywords

brachytherapy; boost; breast cancer

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Title

Brachytherapy boost in women with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conserving therapy

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 12, No 1 (2007)

Pages

47-51

Published online

2007-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(10)60040-5

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2007;12(1):47-51.

Keywords

brachytherapy
boost
breast cancer

Authors

Bogdan Gliński
Magdalena Zą;bek
Maria Mituś

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