New Radiation Therapy More Effective, Less Costly than Previous Treatment for Breast Cancer

December 13, 2014 6:32 AM

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New Radiation Therapy More Effective, Less Costly than Previous Treatment for Breast Cancer

A new study published this week by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that women who’d had a lumpectomy followed by radiation reduced their chances of remission of the disease as well as increased their rate of survival.

Studies in the past have shown similar results whereby patients undergoing shorter but more powerful courses of radiation therapy showed reduced rates of relapse and better long term outcomes.

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