Nomogram to predict the benefit of radiation for older patients with breast cancer treated with conservative surgery.

@article{Albert2012NomogramTP,
  title={Nomogram to predict the benefit of radiation for older patients with breast cancer treated with conservative surgery.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Albert and Diane D. Liu and Yu Shen and I-Wen Pan and Ya-Chen Tina Shih and Karen E Hoffman and Thomas Buchholz and Sharon Hermes Giordano and Benjamin D. Smith},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 23},
  pages={
          2837-43
        }
}
PURPOSE The role of radiation therapy (RT) after conservative surgery (CS) remains controversial for older patients with breast cancer. Guidelines based on recent clinical trials have suggested that RT may be omitted in selected patients with favorable disease. However, it is not known whether this recommendation should extend to other older women. Accordingly, we developed a nomogram to predict the likelihood of long-term breast preservation with and without RT. METHODS We used Surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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