Clinically evident fat necrosis in women treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy alone for early-stage breast cancer.

@article{Wazer2001ClinicallyEF,
  title={Clinically evident fat necrosis in women treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy alone for early-stage breast cancer.},
  author={David E. Wazer and D. T. Lowther and Terry Boyle and Kenneth Ulin and Andrew C. Neuschatz and Robin R Ruthazer and Thomas A. Dipetrillo},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={107-11}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence of and variables associated with clinically evident fat necrosis in women treated on a protocol of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy alone without external-beam whole-breast irradiation for early-stage breast carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS From 6/1997 until 8/1999, 30 women diagnosed with Stage I or II breast carcinoma underwent surgical excision and postoperative irradiation via HDR brachytherapy implant as part of a multi-institutional clinical Phase… CONTINUE READING
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