A population-based study of the impact of delaying radiotherapy after conservative surgery for breast cancer

@article{Hbertcroteau2004APS,
  title={A population-based study of the impact of delaying radiotherapy after conservative surgery for breast cancer},
  author={Nicole H{\'e}bert-croteau and Carolyn R. Freeman and J. Phillipe Latreille and Mich{\`e}le Rivard and Jacques Brisson},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2004},
  volume={88},
  pages={187-196}
}
Background. Practice guidelines have set a maximum waiting time to radiation therapy for breast cancer. We evaluated if delaying radiotherapy resulted in worse outcomes in a large cohort of women with node-negative breast cancer. Methods. We selected a random sample of cases among women diagnosed with localized breast cancer in five regions of Québec, Canada, between 1988 and 1994. Only women with pathologically (n=926) or clinically (n=136) negative axillary nodes, and stage 1 or 2 disease… CONTINUE READING

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