Factors associated with optimal long-term cosmetic results in patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation using balloon-based brachytherapy.

@article{Vicini2012FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with optimal long-term cosmetic results in patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation using balloon-based brachytherapy.},
  author={Frank A. Vicini and Martin E Keisch and Chirag N Shah and Sharad Goyal and Atif J. Khan and Peter D. Beitsch and Maureen R Lyden and Bruce G. Haffty},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={512-8}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate factors associated with optimal cosmetic results at 72 months for early-stage breast cancer patients treated with Mammosite balloon-based accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 1,440 patients (1,449 cases) with early-stage breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving therapy were treated with balloon-based brachytherapy to deliver APBI (34 Gy in 3.4-Gy fractions). Cosmetic outcome was evaluated at each follow-up visit and dichotomized… CONTINUE READING
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