[Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in treatment of breast carcinoma--a new therapeutic alternative within the scope of breast-saving therapy? Current status and future prospects. Report of experiences from the European Institute of Oncology (EIO), Mailand].

@article{Gatzemeier2001IntraoperativeR,
  title={[Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in treatment of breast carcinoma--a new therapeutic alternative within the scope of breast-saving therapy? Current status and future prospects. Report of experiences from the European Institute of Oncology (EIO), Mailand].},
  author={Wolfgang Gatzemeier and Roberto Orecchia and Giovanni Gatti and Mattia Intra and Umberto Veronesi},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie : Organ der Deutschen Rontgengesellschaft ... [et al]},
  year={2001},
  volume={177 7},
  pages={330-7}
}
BACKGROUND External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) represents an integral component of breast-conserving treatment. In published series it has been demonstrated that the external boost can be replaced by intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) where irradiation at a single dose from 10 up to 15 Gy was safely delivered directly to the tumor bed. PATIENTS AND METHODS At the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, we initiated a dose escalation study to investigate the feasibility of applying single… CONTINUE READING
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