Csaba Polgár

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PURPOSE To give recommendations on patient selection criteria for the use of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) based on available clinical evidence complemented by expert opinion. METHODS AND MATERIALS Overall, 340 articles were identified by a systematic search of the PubMed database using the keywords "partial-breast irradiation" and "APBI".(More)
PURPOSE To report the 5-year results of a randomized study comparing the survival and cosmetic results of breast-conserving treatment with partial breast irradiation (PBI) or conventional whole breast irradiation (WBI). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1998 and 2004, 258 selected patients with T1 N0-1mi, Grade 1-2, nonlobular breast cancer without presence(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To report the 12-year updated results of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) using multicatheter interstitial high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy (BT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-five prospectively selected patients with T1N0-N1mi, nonlobular breast cancer without the presence of an extensive intraductal component and with(More)
PURPOSE To examine the incidence and clinical relevance of fat necrosis after accelerated partial-breast irradiation (PBI) using interstitial high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in comparison with partial-breast electron irradiation (ELE) and whole-breast irradiation (WBI). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1998 and 2004, 258 early-stage breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND In a phase 3, randomised, non-inferiority trial, accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for patients with stage 0, I, and IIA breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving treatment was compared with whole-breast irradiation. Here, we present 5-year follow-up results. METHODS We did a phase 3, randomised, non-inferiority trial at 16(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To report the long-term results of a single-institution randomized study comparing the results of breast-conserving treatment with partial breast irradiation (PBI) or conventional whole breast irradiation (WBI). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1998 and 2004, 258 selected women with pT1 pN0-1mi M0, grade 1-2, non-lobular breast cancer(More)
PURPOSE To report the 7-year results of a prospective study of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using interstitial high-dose-rate brachytherapy and compare the treatment results with those achieved by standard, whole breast radiotherapy (WBRT), with or without a tumor bed boost (TBB). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1996 and 1998, 45(More)
PURPOSE To analyse the clinical outcome after salvage lumpectomy and multi-catheter brachytherapy (MCB) for ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 09/00 and 09/10, 217 patients presenting an IBTR underwent lumpectomy and MCB (low, pulsed, or high-dose rate). Survival rates without second local recurrence (2nd LR),(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to test the feasibility of sole interstitial high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for T1 breast cancer in a phase I-II study, and to present the initial findings of a phase III trial comparing the efficacy of tumor bed radiotherapy (TBRT) alone with(More)
Object: To determine principal prognostic factors and the effect of timing of radiotherapy (RT) on disease-specific survival (DSS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in WHO Grade II astrocytomas. Methods: Histologic slides of 166 consecutive patients with the original tissue diagnosis of low-grade, non-pilocytic astrocytoma were reviewed. One-hundred and(More)