Study Shows Strong Evidence Supporting Radiation Boost to Tumor Bed in Ductal Carcinoma in Situ


“A radiation boost to the local tumor bed following treatment with breast-conserving therapy (ie, local excision followed by whole-breast radiation therapy) improves local control for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ, according to a study of pooled data from 10 academic centers, presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The magnitude of improvement is similar to that seen for a radiation boost in invasive breast cancer.”

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