Preliminary results of a phase I/II study of HDR brachytherapy alone for T1/T2 breast cancer

@article{Wazer2002PreliminaryRO,
  title={Preliminary results of a phase I/II study of HDR brachytherapy alone for T1/T2 breast cancer},
  author={David E. Wazer and Lisa Berle and Roger L. Graham and Maureen A. Chung and Janice Rothschild and Theresa A. Graves and Blake Cady and Kenneth Ulin and Robin R Ruthazer and Thomas A. Dipetrillo},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          889-97
        }
}
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility, toxicity, cosmetic outcome, and local control of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy alone without whole breast external beam irradiation for early-stage breast carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between June 1997 and August 1999, 32 women diagnosed with a total of 33 AJCC Stage I/II breast carcinomas underwent surgical breast excision and postoperative irradiation using HDR brachytherapy interstitial implantation as part of a multi-institutional clinical… CONTINUE READING
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