Longitudinal practical measurement of skin color and moisture during and after breast-conserving therapy: influence of neoadjuvant systemic therapy

@article{Yamazaki2009LongitudinalPM,
  title={Longitudinal practical measurement of skin color and moisture during and after breast-conserving therapy: influence of neoadjuvant systemic therapy},
  author={Hideya Yamazaki and Ken Yoshida and Tadayuki Kotsuma and Keiko Kuriyama and Norikazu Masuda and Takuya Nishimura and Kana Kobayashi and Takuji Tsubokura and Tsunehiko Nishimura},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={309-315}
}
The aim of this study was to assess radiation dermatitis, especially exploring the influence of neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). We examined maximum toxicity using the Common Toxicity Criteria version 3 score (CTC v3) following radiotherapy between 40 patients treated with NST and 59 patients without NST. In addition, objective skin color (L*, a*, b* values) and moisture analyses were applied in 13 NST and 25 control patients, and the ratio of the values for the irradiated side to the… CONTINUE READING
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