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Younger Patients with Early Breast Cancer, Low-Risk DCIS May Qualify for APBI, ASTRO Recommends

MedPage Today (11/17, Bankhead) reports, “Younger patients with early breast cancer and those with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can qualify for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), according to an updated consensus statement from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).” The updated guidance “identified patients ≥50 as ‘suitable’ for APBI, which received a ‘cautionary’ recommendation for women 40 to 49 who met all other elements of suitability.” The expert panel “that developed the statement found women younger than 40 unsuitable for APBI.” 

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