Chest wall radiotherapy: middle ground for treatment of patients with one to three positive lymph nodes after mastectomy.

@article{Macdonald2009ChestWR,
  title={Chest wall radiotherapy: middle ground for treatment of patients with one to three positive lymph nodes after mastectomy.},
  author={Shannon M Macdonald and Rita F. Abi-Raad and Mohamed A Alm El-Din and Andrzej Niemierko and Wendy K Kobayashi and J J Mcgrath and S. I. Goldberg and Simon Powell and Barbara F. Smith and Alphonse G. Taghian},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={1297-303}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes for patients with Stage II breast cancer and one to three positive lymph nodes after mastectomy who were treated with observation or adjuvant radiotherapy to the chest wall (CW) with or without the regional lymphatics. METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively analyzed 238 patients with Stage II breast cancer (one to three positive lymph nodes) treated with mastectomy at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 1990 and 2004. The estimates of locoregional… CONTINUE READING