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Friday, October 23, 2015

Women With Early Breast Cancer May Have Similar Disease Control And Survival With APBI Or WBI

MedPage Today (10/23, Bankhead) reports that research indicated that “women with early breast cancer had similar disease control and survival with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or whole-breast irradiation (WBI).” Investigators found that women “who received multicatheter brachytherapy APBI after lumpectomy had a 5-year local recurrence rate of 1.4% compared with 0.9% for women who had WBI.” The data indicated that “the 5-year disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival were similar between treatment groups.” The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology meeting and published in The Lancet. 
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