Contemporary issues in breast cancer radiotherapy Journal Article


Authors: Braunstein, L. Z.; Bellon, J. R.
Article Title: Contemporary issues in breast cancer radiotherapy
Abstract: A series of landmark studies have increasingly emphasized the role of adjuvant radiotherapy for the definitive management of breast cancer. Although regional nodal irradiation, including the internal mammary nodes, was typically reserved for high-risk patients, there is now evidence of benefit to this approach even for those with a limited nodal disease burden. Similarly, low-risk disease has historically been treated with whole-breast tangents, although contemporary studies now support accelerated partial breast irradiation or the omission of radiotherapy in select cases. This article presents recent data informing these contemporary developments in the radiotherapeutic management of breast cancer. © 2019 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: review; adjuvant therapy; cancer radiotherapy; breast cancer; radiotherapy; partial mastectomy; adjuvant radiotherapy; lymph node irradiation; lumpectomy; breast conservation; accelerated partial breast irradiation; postmastectomy radiation; human; priority journal; regional nodal irradiation
Journal Title: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0889-8588
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2020-02-01
Start Page: 1
End Page: 12
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.hoc.2019.08.014
PUBMED: 31739937
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 2 December 2019 -- Source: Scopus
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