Accelerated partial breast radiotherapy

A review of the literature and future directions

Nathan R. Bennion, Michael Baine, Andrew Granatowicz, Andrew O Wahl

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Abstract

Breast conservation therapy exemplifies the tailoring of medicine in the care of patients with cancer. Akin to improvements in surgical approaches, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) tailors the treatment volume and duration to the needs of well selected patients. Here, we examine the evidence supporting APBI as well as the lessons in patient selection, dose and delivery techniques. Examination of historical techniques and their associated outcomes will support more correct patient selection and treatment delivery in an era where we await the reports of several large prospective trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-610
Number of pages15
JournalGland Surgery
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI)
  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast conservation
  • Radiotherapy
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Accelerated partial breast radiotherapy : A review of the literature and future directions. / Bennion, Nathan R.; Baine, Michael; Granatowicz, Andrew; Wahl, Andrew O.

In: Gland Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 6, 01.12.2018, p. 596-610.

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Bennion, Nathan R. ; Baine, Michael ; Granatowicz, Andrew ; Wahl, Andrew O. / Accelerated partial breast radiotherapy : A review of the literature and future directions. In: Gland Surgery. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 596-610.
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