Recurrence rates after treatment of breast cancer with standard radiotherapy with or without additional radiation.

@article{Bartelink2001RecurrenceRA,
  title={Recurrence rates after treatment of breast cancer with standard radiotherapy with or without additional radiation.},
  author={Harry Bartelink and J C Horiot and Philip M. P. Poortmans and H. Struikmans and Walter F Van den Bogaert and Isabelle Barillot and Alain Fourquet and Jacques H Borger and Jos J. Jager and Willem J Hoogenraad and Laurence Collette and Marianne Pi{\'e}rart},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={345 19},
  pages={1378-87}
}
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy prevents local recurrence of breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery. We evaluated the effect of a supplementary dose of radiation to the tumor bed on the rates of local recurrence among patients who received radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for early breast cancer. METHODS After lumpectomy and axillary dissection, patients with stage I or II breast cancer received 50 Gy of radiation to the whole breast in 2-Gy fractions over a five-week period… CONTINUE READING
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