Partial Breast Irradiation Is Effective in Preventing Recurrence in Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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Cure Today recently shared an article about the findings of a phase 3 clinical trial presented during the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). These findings showed that accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) may be as effective as whole breast irradiation (WBI) in preventing recurrence in patients with low risk early breast cancer. Survival and recurrence rates were similar among patients with breast cancer who either received accelerated partial breast irradiation or whole breast irradiation.

According to Dr. Icro Meattini of the University of Florence, Italy, the results of this study could help health care professionals in selecting between procedures. Clinicians may recommend that patients at lower risk of recurrence choose to receive APBI, while those at a higher risk of recurrence may be recommended for WBI.

To read the full article from Cure Today, click here.

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