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BACKGROUND Management of early-stage breast cancer in young women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 remains controversial. This study assessed the long-term risks of ipsilateral and contralateral breast cancer in a cohort of young women who underwent breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy. METHODS Between 1975 and 1998, 290 women with breast(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was (1) to review systemic therapy practice patterns to assess how information regarding nodal status currently influences systemic therapy decisions, and (2) to review long-term outcome of patients who do not undergo axillary dissection compared with patients who do. METHODS AND MATERIALS For the current practice(More)
Previous studies have shown that procedure-induced prostate edema during permanent interstitial brachytherapy (PIB) can cause significant variations in the dose delivered to the prostate gland. Because the clinical impact of edema-induced dose variations strongly depends on the magnitude of the edema, the temporal pattern of its resolution and its interplay(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships among young age at diagnosis, family history status, and local recurrence in breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy and radiation therapy. METHODS Between January 1970 and December 1990, 984 early-stage breast cancer patients were treated with conservative surgery and radiation(More)
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