Radiation Therapy for Locally Recurrent Breast Cancer

@inproceedings{Siglin2012RadiationTF,
  title={Radiation Therapy for Locally Recurrent Breast Cancer},
  author={Joshua Siglin and Colin E Champ and Yelena Vakhnenko and Pramila Rani Ann{\'e} and Nicole L Simone},
  booktitle={International journal of breast cancer},
  year={2012}
}
Approximately one-third of all breast cancer patients experience local recurrence of their tumor after initial treatment. As initial treatment often employs the use of radiation therapy (RT), the standard of care for local breast cancer recurrence after initial breast conserving therapy has traditionally been surgical intervention with mastectomy. However, recent attempts to preserve the intact breast after recurrence with local excision have revealed a potential need for RT in addition to… CONTINUE READING
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