TITLE

Three weeks of radiation therapy produced outcomes similar to five-week course

AUTHOR(S)
Moran, Meena S.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study which showed similarity of results between a three-week course of accelerated hypofractioned whole breast irradiation and five-weeks of standard breast irradiation in patients who have undergone lumpectomy. Updates on the result of the study were presented by Timothy Whelan, a radiation oncologist with the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The percentage of risk for local recurrence after 10 years or both groups are indicated.
ACCESSION #
34781546

 

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