Radiation therapy in management of breast cancer

Fariba Asrari, Irene Gage

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Abstract

Randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. A reduction in the risk of recurrence has been shown in breast conservation for ductal carcinoma in situ and in invasive cancers after breast conservation and mastectomy. The importance of local control in breast cancer is becoming more apparent. Defining the groups of patients who most benefit from the therapy and improving treatment delivery systems to enhance the therapeutic index are ongoing challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-467
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in oncology
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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