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Radiother Oncol. 2015 Nov;117(2):213-6. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2015.09.016. Epub 2015 Sep 18.

Breast cancer following spinal irradiation for a childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Author information

1
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, United States. Electronic address: moskowc1@mskcc.org.
2
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, United States.
3
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, United States.
4
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, United States.
5
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, United States.
6
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, United States.
7
University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis, United States.

Abstract

It has been suggested that pediatric patients treated with spinal irradiation may have an elevated risk of breast cancer. Among a cohort of 363 long-term survivors of a pediatric central nervous system tumor or leukemia treated with spinal irradiation, there was little evidence of an increased breast cancer risk.

KEYWORDS:

Craniospinal irradiation; Late effects; Secondary breast cancer

PMID:
26391961
PMCID:
PMC4679449
DOI:
10.1016/j.radonc.2015.09.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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