Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 8th, 2000
A re-analysis (meta-analysis), published in The Lancet examines the results of 10- and 20-year follow-up from 40 unconfounded randomized trials of radiotherapy for early breast cancer (Lancet, 2000; 355(9217):1739, 1757).
The study, done by the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group, involved data from 20,000 patients concerning recurrence and cause-specific mortality; half of the population had "node-positive" disease.
Reduction of approximately two-thirds in local recurrence of breast cancer was...
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