Is adaptive treatment planning in multi-catheter interstitial breast brachytherapy necessary?

A common treatment option for breast cancer patients is accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) often applied in form of high dose-rate (HDR) multi-catheter interstitial brachytherapy (iBT). The therapy outcome proved to be comparable to other treatment options, such as whole breast irradiation or a percutaneous APBI treatment, with regards to local recurrence rate, disease free survival, overall survival, quality of life, late side effects, toxicity and cosmetic outcome [1 –8]. APBI using multi-catheter iBT is defined as irradiation to a predefined clinical target volume encompassing the tumor bed and a surgical margin without any additional margin for planning uncertainties.
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The first use of S-PBI in Korean women was feasible and safe for selected early breast cancer. Based on these results, we have initiated a prospective study (NCT03568981) to test S-PBI in whole-breast irradiation for low-risk early breast cancer.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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ute;n JI, Lara PC Abstract Patients with low-risk invasive ductal carcinoma treated with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) were included in a multicatheter brachytherapy APBI protocol. The primary endpoint was ipsilateral breast recurrence. Between December 2008-December 2017, 186 low-risk breast cancer patients were treated with APBI using interstitial multicatheter brachytherapy and followed prospectively. At 5-years of follow-up, cumulative local recurrence (LR) and cause-specific survival was 1.1% (95% CI 0.3-1.9) and 98.3% (95% CI 97.3-99.3%) respectively. No grade 3 adverse effects were observed. Postoperative...
Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
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Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Intraoperative radiation therapy is an emerging option for adjuvant therapy for early stage breast cancer, although it is not currently considered standard of care in the United States. We applied time-driven activity-based costing to compare two alternative methods of breast intraoperative radiation therapy, including treatment similar to the techniques employed in the TARGIT-A clinical trial and a novel version with CT-guidance and high-dose-rate (HRD) brachytherapy.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Brachytherapy is an invasive therapy with placement of radiation source into or near the tumor. The difference between planning target volume and clinical target volume is minimal, and the dose out of the tumor reduces rapidly due to the inverse-square law. High-dose-rate brachytherapy enables three-dimensional image guidance, and currently, tumor dose as well as doses of the surrounding normal structures can be evaluated accurately. High-dose-rate brachytherapy is the utmost precision radiation therapy even surpassing carbon ion therapy. Biological disadvantages of high-dose rate have been overcome by th...
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Jpn J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Frank A Vicini, Reena S Cecchini, Julia R White, Douglas W Arthur, Thomas B Julian, Rachel A Rabinovitch, Robert R Kuske, Patricia A Ganz, David S Parda, Michael F Scheier, Kathryn A Winter, Soonmyung Paik, Henry M Kuerer, Laura A Vallow, Lori J Pierce, Eleftherios P Mamounas, Beryl McCormick, Joseph P Costantino, Harry D Bear, Isabelle GermainSummaryBackgroundWhole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery for patients with early-stage breast cancer decreases ipsilateral breast-tumour recurrence (IBTR), yielding comparable results to m...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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