Published in Cancer Weekly, May 1st, 2006
"The increasing use of BCT and the rising incidence and improved prognosis of early breast are causing a substantial increase in the absolute number of patients with a late local recurrence following BCT. This study examined the characteristics and the prognosis of patients with a local recurrence occurring more than 5 years after BCT. In the period 1982-1997, 3280 patients with invasive breast cancer underwent BCT in 1 of 8 community hospitals in the South-eastern part of the Netherlands," scientists in the Netherlands reported.
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