Travel distance to radiation therapy and receipt of radiotherapy following breast-conserving surgery.

@article{Athas2000TravelDT,
  title={Travel distance to radiation therapy and receipt of radiotherapy following breast-conserving surgery.},
  author={William F. Athas and Meg Adams-Cameron and William C. Hunt and A Amir-Fazli and Charles R. Key},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2000},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={
          269-71
        }
}
Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) followed by radiation therapy is an efficacious alternative treatment to mastectomy for women with early-stage breast cancer(1,2).However, 15%–30% of the women treated with BCS for early-stage disease fail to undergo postoperative breast irradiation, despite the known increased risk of ipsilateral recurrence associated with the omission of radiotherapy (3–8). Older age has been identified as a major determinant of not receiving radiotherapy after BCS (4,6,7,9… 

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