Comparison of radiation dose to the left anterior descending artery by whole and partial breast irradiation in breast cancer patients

@inproceedings{Sato2015ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of radiation dose to the left anterior descending artery by whole and partial breast irradiation in breast cancer patients},
  author={Kazuhiko Sato and Yoshio Mizuno and Hiromi Fuchikami and Masahiro Kato and Takahiro Shimo and Jun Kubota and Naoko Takeda and Yuko Inoue and Hiroshi Seto and Tomohiko Okawa},
  booktitle={Journal of contemporary brachytherapy},
  year={2015}
}
PURPOSE Breast conserving surgery (BCS) followed by whole breast irradiation (WBI) is the standard of care for breast cancer patients. However, there is a risk of coronary events with WBI therapy. In this study, we compared the radiation dose in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) in patients receiving partial breast irradiation (PBI) with WBI. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated consecutive patients who underwent adjuvant radiotherapy after BCS between October 2008 and July 2014. Whole… CONTINUE READING

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