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Highly Accelerated Irradiation in 5 Fractions (HAI-5): Feasibility in Elderly Women With Early or Locally Advanced Breast Cancer.
PURPOSE To investigate, in a prospective phase 1 to 2 trial, the safety and feasibility of delivering external beam radiation therapy in 5 fractions to the breast or thoracic wall, including boostExpand
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A systematic review of health economic evaluation in adjuvant breast radiotherapy: Quality counted by numbers.
BACKGROUND Evolving practice in adjuvant breast radiotherapy inevitably impacts healthcare budgets. This is reflected in a rise of health economic evaluations (HEE) in this domain. The available HEEExpand
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Deep inspiration breath hold in the prone position retracts the heart from the breast and internal mammary lymph node region.
Deep inspiration breath hold in the prone position causes a caudal shift of the heart away from the nearly unmodified breast and internal mammary lymph node region, suggesting better heart protectionExpand
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Adjuvant breast radiotherapy: How to trade-off cost and effectiveness?
INTRODUCTION A series of health economic evaluations (HEE) has analysed the efficiency of new fractionation schedules and techniques for adjuvant breast radiotherapy. This overview assembles theExpand
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Whole breast and regional nodal irradiation in prone versus supine position in left sided breast cancer
BackgroundProne whole breast irradiation (WBI) leads to reduced heart and lung doses in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant radiotherapy. In this feasibility trial, we investigated the proneExpand
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Accelerating adjuvant breast irradiation in women over 65 years: Matched case analysis comparing a 5-fractions schedule with 15 fractions in early and locally advanced breast cancer.
The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer has been established by multiple randomized trials, brought together in the meta-analyses of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists'Expand
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Two-year toxicity of hypofractionated breast cancer radiotherapy in five fractions
Hans Van Hulle , Vincent Vakaet, Kathleen Deckmyn, Chris Monten, Leen Paelinck, Annick Van Greveling, Giselle Post, Max Schoepen, Arthur Fonteyne, Bruno Speleers, Pieter Deseyne , Marc Mareel,Expand
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A new approach for modeling patient overall radiosensitivity and predicting multiple toxicity endpoints for breast cancer patients
Abstract Introduction: Evaluation of patient characteristics inducing toxicity in breast radiotherapy, using simultaneous modeling of multiple endpoints. Methods and Materials: In 269 early-stageExpand
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Health-related quality of life after accelerated breast irradiation in five fractions: a comparison with fifteen fractions.
INTRODUCTION In breast cancer patients, duration of illness and treatment have a negative impact on the quality of life. The duration of radiotherapy can be shortened by reducing the number ofExpand
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Crawl positioning improves set-up precision and patient comfort in prone whole breast irradiation
Prone positioning for whole-breast irradiation (WBI) reduces dose to organs at risk, but reduces set-up speed, precision, and comfort. We aimed to improve these problems by placing patients in proneExpand