Radiation therapy with or without primary limited surgery for operable breast cancer: a 20-year experience at the Marseilles Cancer Institute.

@article{Amalric1982RadiationTW,
  title={Radiation therapy with or without primary limited surgery for operable breast cancer: a 20-year experience at the Marseilles Cancer Institute.},
  author={R. Amalric and Francesca Santamaria and Francisco Robert and J M Seigle and C H Altschuler and John M. Kurtz and J. M. Spitalier and H. Brandone and Y. Ayme and Joshua Pollet and Rodger Burmeister and Riadh T. Abed},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1982},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
Since 1960 more than 3000 consecutive patients with operable infiltrating breast carcinoma were treated by radiation therapy with or without primary limited surgery, which usually consisted of local excision. For tumors smaller than or equal to 5 cm the ten-year crude survival rate is 77% for patients without palpable axillary nodes (T1-2N0) and 63% for patients having axillary adenopathy (T1-2N0). For operable tumors exceeding 5 cm of diameter (T3N0-1) the ten-year crude survival is 34… CONTINUE READING
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