Current status and perspectives of brachytherapy for breast cancer

@article{Polgar2008CurrentSA,
  title={Current status and perspectives of brachytherapy for breast cancer},
  author={C. Polgar and T. Major},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={7-24}
}
Before the era of breast-conserving therapy, brachytherapy implants were used to treat large inoperable breast tumors. In later years, interstitial brachytherapy with rigid needles or multiple flexible catheters has been used to deliver an additional (boost) dose to the tumor bed after breast-conserving surgery and whole-breast irradiation. Reexcision followed by reirradiation using interstitial breast implants has also been implemented as an alternative to mastectomy to treat ipsilateral… Expand
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