Journal article

Neoadjuvant radiotherapy for locally advanced and high-risk breast cancer

Phoebe Chidley, Farshad Foroudi, Mark Tacey, Richard Khor, Janice Yeh, Elaine Bevington, Anthony Hyett, Su Wen Loh, Grace Chew, James McCracken, Derek Neoh, Belinda Yeo, Caroline Baker, Sunil Jassal, Michael Law, Natalie Zantuck, Margaret Cokelek, Mario Guerrieri, Belinda Brown, David Stoney Show all

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Neoadjuvant radiotherapy (NART) as part of a multi-modality approach for locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) requires further investigation. Importantly, this approach may allow for a single-staged surgical procedure, with mastectomy and immediate autologous reconstruction. Multiple other potential benefits of NART include improved pathological downstaging of breast disease, reduced overall treatment time, elimination of time period with breast tissue deficit and improved patient satisfaction. METHODS: This is a retrospective multi-institutional review of patients with LABC and high-risk breast disease undergoing NART. Eligible patients sequentially underwent neoadjuvant chem..

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