Shorter, cheaper radiation treatment not given to most breast cancer patients

December 10, 2014 4:06 PM

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Shorter, cheaper radiation treatment not given to most breast cancer patients

The study - led by Dr. Justin E. Bekelman, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia - is published in JAMA and is released to coincide with the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The researchers explain that breast conservation therapy is the most common treatment for early-stage breast cancer, with whole breast irradiation (WBI) recommended for most women after surgery, as it reduces recurrence and improves overall survival.

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