Published in Cancer Weekly, May 29th, 2006
"The standard radiotherapy (RT) of breast cancer consists of 50 Gy external beam RT (EBRT) to the whole breast followed by an electron boost of 10-16 Gy to the tumor bed, but this has several cosmetic disadvantages. IORT could be an alternative to overcome these. We evaluated 50 women with early breast cancer operated on in a dedicated IORT facility," scientists in France reported.
"Median dose of 10 Gy was delivered using 9-MeV electron beams," explained C. Lemanski and colleagues, Val d'Aurelle Cancer Institute. "All patients received...
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