Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is an option for patients with localized breast recurrences after previous external-beam radiotherapy

@article{KrausTiefenbacher2007IntraoperativeR,
  title={Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is an option for patients with localized breast recurrences after previous external-beam radiotherapy},
  author={Uta Kraus-Tiefenbacher and Lelia Bauer and Antonella Scheda and Carola Schoeber and J{\"o}rg Sch{\"a}fer and Volker Steil and Frederik Wenz},
  journal={BMC Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={178 - 178}
}
For patients suffering of recurrent breast cancer within the irradiated breast, generally mastectomy is recommended. The normal tissue tolerance does not permit a second full-dose course of radiotherapy to the entire breast after a second breast-conserving surgery (BCS). A novel option is to treat these patients with partial breast irradiation (PBI). This approach is based on the hypothesis that re-irradiation of a limited volume will be effective and result in an acceptable frequency of side… CONTINUE READING

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