Breast preservation in stage I and II carcinoma of the breast: The University of Chicago experience

  • Heimann R
  • Powers C
  • Halpern H
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Abstract

Although breast conservation has received increased acceptance, there are still unresolved issues regarding local treatment techniques, such as the extent of surgery, in relation to the final margins of excision and the use of tumor bed boost radiation. The goal of this study was to determine the local control and breast preservation with particular emphasis on the importance of the final microscopic margins in patients receiving tumor bed boost therapy.

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  • breast cancer
  • local control
  • margins
  • radiation therapy

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