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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
ISSN: 0973-1482
EISSN: 1998-4138
Vol. 3, No. 4, 2007, pp. 231-235
Bioline Code: cr07056
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2007, pp. 231-235

 en External hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy: Now where does accelerated partial breast irradiation stand?
Munshi, Anusheel

Abstract

Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) has emerged as a viable option for suitable breast cancer patients who are desirous of preserving the breast. The major advantage of BCT is the good cosmetic outcome with disease-free and overall survival similar to mastectomy. In this article, I have compared two emerging modalities for treating a preserved breast with radiotherapy. These two techniques in breast cancer - accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) and hypofractionated whole breast external beam radiotherapy - have their respective merits and drawbacks, and this article attempts to dissect the issue.

Keywords
Accelerated partial breast irradiation, hypofractionated, whole-breast radiotherapy

 
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