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Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy vs External Beam Radiotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer

There was no statistically significant decrease in mastectomy-free survival, distant disease-free survival, or overall survival with delayed targeted intraoperative radiotherapy despite an increase in the number of local recurrences, according to a recent study published in JAMA Oncology.

More, delayed second-procedure single-dose targeted intraoperative radiotherapy via reopening the lumpectomy wound for patients with early breast cancer saw similar long-term mastectomy-free and overall survival data compared with external beam radiotherapy.

“Based on the randomized evidence of immediate targeted intraoperative radiotherapy, which has been shown to be an effective alternative to external beam radiotherapy, it is clear that the preferred timing of using targeted intraoperative radiotherapy is immediately—during the initial surgical excision of breast cancer,” wrote the…

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