Neoadjuvant Interstitial High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Combined with Systemic Chemotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer

  title={Neoadjuvant Interstitial High-Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Combined with Systemic Chemotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer},
  author={S. J. Roddiger and C. Kolotas and I. Filipowicz and R. Kurek and R. Kuner and T. Martin and D. Baltas and B. Rogge and M. Kontova and G. Hoffmann and B. Pollow and N. Zamboglou},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
Background and Purpose:This is the first study investigating neoadjuvant interstitial high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy combined with chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. The goal was to evaluate the type of surgical treatment, histopathologic response, side effects, local control, and survival.Patients and Methods:53 patients, who could not be treated with breast-conserving surgery due to initial tumor size (36/53) or due to an unfavorable breast-tumor ratio (17/53), were analyzed… Expand
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