Dosimetric evaluation and systematic review of radiation therapy techniques for early stage node-negative breast cancer treatment

Chan, Tabitha Y.; Tang, Johann I.; Tan, Poh Wee; Roberts, Neill

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Összefoglaló cikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: CANCER MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH 1179-1322 10 pp. 4853-4870 2018
  • SJR Scopus - Oncology: Q2
    Radiation therapy (RT) is essential in treating women with early stage breast cancer. Early stage node-negative breast cancer (ESNNBC) offers a good prognosis; hence, late effects of breast RT becomes increasingly important. Recent literature suggests a potential for an increase in cardiac and pulmonary events after RT. However, these studies have not taken into account the impact of newer and current RT techniques that are now available. Hence, this review aimed to evaluate the clinical evidence for each technique and determine the optimal radiation technique for ESNNBC treatment. Currently, six RT techniques are consistently used and studied: 1) prone positioning, 2) proton beam RT, 3) intensity-modulated RT, 4) breath-hold, 5) partial breast irradiation, and 6) intraoperative RT. These techniques show dosimetric promise. However, limited data on late cardiac and pulmonary events exist due to challenges in long-term follow-up. Moving forward, future studies are needed to validate the efficacy and clinical outcomes of these current techniques.
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