Radiation Therapy in the Management of Breast Cancer Journal Article


Authors: Yang, T. J.; Ho, A. Y.
Article Title: Radiation Therapy in the Management of Breast Cancer
Abstract: Radiation therapy (RT) plays an essential role in the management of breast cancer by eradicating subclinical disease after surgical removal of grossly evident tumor. Radiation reduces local recurrence rates and increases breast cancer-specific survival in patients with early-stage breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery and in node-positive patients who have undergone mastectomy. This article reviews the following topics: (1) the rationale for adjuvant RT and the evidence for its use in noninvasive and invasive breast cancer, (2) RT delivery techniques for breast-conserving therapy such as hypofractionated RT, partial breast irradiation, and prone irradiation, and (3) indications for PMRT. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: breast cancer; radiation therapy; ductal carcinoma in situ; breast-conserving therapy; postmastectomy irradiation
Journal Title: Surgical Clinics of North America
Volume: 93
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0039-6109
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2013-04-01
Start Page: 455
End Page: 471
Language: English
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 23464696
DOI: 10.1016/j.suc.2013.01.002
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Notes: (ISBN: 978-1-4557-7334-3) -- "Export Date: 1 May 2013" - "CODEN: SCNAA" - ":doi 10.1016/j.suc.2013.01.002" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Alice Yoosun Ho
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  2. T. Jonathan Yang
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