Post-mastectomy radiation in large node-negative breast tumors: does size really matter?


Journal Article (Review)

Treatment decisions regarding local control can be particularly challenging for T3N0 breast tumors because of difficulty in estimating rates of local failure after mastectomy. Reports in the literature detailing the rates of local failure vary widely, likely owing to the uncommon incidence of this clinical situation. The literature regarding this clinical scenario is reviewed, including recent reports that specifically address the issue of local failure rates after mastectomy in the absence of radiation for large node-negative breast tumors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Floyd, SR; Taghian, AG

Published Date

  • April 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 37

PubMed ID

  • 19201501

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19201501

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-8140

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.radonc.2008.09.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland