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Radiation boost reduces breast cancer recurrence

By Andrew Czyzewski
01 November 2007
49th annual meeting of The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology; Los Angeles, USA: 28 October - 1 November 2007

MedWire News: Breast cancer patients who receive an extra dose of radiation after undergoing lumpectomy and standard radiation treatment are more likely to be free from cancer 10 years after treatment, compared with those who do not receive the boost dose, say Dutch researchers.

"The study found that the largest benefits of the boost dose of radiation after standard breast conserving treatment is seen in young women, who have a higher risk for breast cancer recurrence to begin with," said Harry Bartelink (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam) at the recent 2007 meeting of The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Los Angeles, USA.

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