Updates in Postmastectomy Radiation

Jean Wright, Arti Parekh

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Abstract

Although the use of postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is widely accepted in certain clinical situations, areas of controversy persist for some clinical scenarios. In addition, with significant shifts in the management of breast cancer, including omission of axillary nodal dissection in select sentinel node–positive patients and increased use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, new clinical challenges have arisen regarding the role of PMRT. This article reviews the data to support current recommendations for postmastectomy radiation and explores areas of controversy and the studies that guide clinicians in these scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-392
Number of pages10
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • Clinical risk factors
  • Locoregional failure
  • Mastectomy
  • Postmastectomy
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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