High-dose-rate Brachytherapy as Adjuvant Local rEirradiation for Salvage Treatment of Recurrent breAst cancer (BALESTRA): a retrospective mono-institutional study.

Conclusions: Our preliminary analysis showed that HDR-BT is a feasible treatment for partial breast reirradiation offering very low complications rate and fast procedure. Higher patients' cohort is warranted in order to define the role of this treatment modality in the breast conservative management of local recurrence. PMID: 32695191 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research

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In this study, we characterize the 3DUS system performance, establish QA baselines, and develop and test a method to register 3DUS images to CT images for PBSI planning.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionOur preliminary results show a potential role for US guidance and EM needle navigation for implantation of catheters for breast brachytherapy. EM catheter tracking can accurately assess the implant geometry in breast brachytherapy patients. This methodology has the potential to evaluate catheter positions directly after the implantation and during the several fractions of the treatment.
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
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Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), a form of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), is an appealing alternative to postoperative whole breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine the toxicity and cosmetic outcomes of patients treated with a novel form of breast IORT (precision breast IORT; PB-IORT), that delivers a targeted, higher dose of radiation than conventional IORT.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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
The purpose of this study was to compare the treatment outcomes of partial-breast irradiation (PBI) versus whole-breast radiotherapy (WBRT) in early breast cancer.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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
While the noninvasive breast brachytherapy (NIBB) treatment procedure, known as AccuBoost, for breast cancer patients is well established, the treatment quality can be improved by the efficiency of the workflow delivery. A formalized approach evaluated the current workflow through failure modes and effects analysis and generated insight for developing new procedural workflow techniques to improve the clinical treatment process.
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
After breast conserving surgery (BCS) of invasive cancer, whole breast irradiation (WBI) with daily fractions of 2  Gy up to 50 Gy was considered as treatment standard for decades. An additional dose augmentation to the tumor bed further increased local control [1–3]. These boosts are mostly administered by external electrons or brachytherapy [4,5]. As an alternative, intraoperative radiation with electrons (IOERT) was introduced two decades ago [6]. As early as in 1989, Fowler JF et al have proposed that the α/β ratio of breast cancer might be as low as around 4 [7], which prompted randomized tr...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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