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Semin Radiat Oncol. 2009 Oct;19(4):244-55. doi: 10.1016/j.semradonc.2009.05.007.

Radiation techniques and toxicities for locally advanced breast cancer.

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Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8040, USA. meena.moran@yale.edu

Abstract

Radiation therapy is used in the management of locally advanced breast cancer in the postmastectomy or neoadjuvant chemotherapy and breast-conservation setting to improve local-regional control and survival. Using modern-day technology, the therapeutic ratio has increased and the potential morbidity has decreased. This article reviews the technical aspects of radiation therapy for locally advanced breast cancer with emphasis on 3-dimensional radiotherapy techniques and discusses potential toxicities and how to reduce them.

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19732689
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10.1016/j.semradonc.2009.05.007
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