The reduction in the burden related to treatment is becoming more and more important in modern oncology. Radiation therapy is a mainstay option in the postoperative setting for early breast cancer patients after breast-conserving surgery. Nowadays, different options are available to de-escalate radiotherapy in this scenario such as the use of hypofractionated whole-breast radiation, the selective delivery of the boost dose to the lumpectomy cavity, the introduction of accelerated partial breast irradiation and the omission of treatment in appropriately selected patients with low-risk features. We herein provide a review article on this topic.

De-escalation of breast radiotherapy after conserving surgery in low-risk early breast cancer patients

Franco, Pierfrancesco;Iorio, Giuseppe Carlo;Castellano, Isabella;Ricardi, Umberto
2018

Abstract

The reduction in the burden related to treatment is becoming more and more important in modern oncology. Radiation therapy is a mainstay option in the postoperative setting for early breast cancer patients after breast-conserving surgery. Nowadays, different options are available to de-escalate radiotherapy in this scenario such as the use of hypofractionated whole-breast radiation, the selective delivery of the boost dose to the lumpectomy cavity, the introduction of accelerated partial breast irradiation and the omission of treatment in appropriately selected patients with low-risk features. We herein provide a review article on this topic.
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Accelerated partial breast irradiation; Boost; Breast cancer; De-escalation; Hypofractionation; Radiotherapy omission; Whole-breast radiation
Franco, Pierfrancesco; Iorio, Giuseppe Carlo; Bartoncini, Sara; Airoldi, Mario; De Sanctis, Corrado; Castellano, Isabella; Ricardi, Umberto
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