A radiation oncologist from the University of Louisville presented the short-term findings of a 5-year-long Phase II clinical trial on the benefits of post-lumpectomy irradiation compared to daily radiation during the recently concluded Breast Cancer Symposium, held in San Francisco.
Dr. Anthony E. Dragun, the Vice Chair and associate professor of radiation oncology at the university, began the trial 3 years ago at the university's James Graham Brown Cancer Center, an affiliate of KentuckyOne Health. It is the also the only cancer care center to offer this experimental treatment plan for breast cancer, which entails weekly radiation therapy after undergoing a lumpectomy.
According to Dr. Dragun, this approach to breast cancer treatment offers the following benefits:
- More convenient
- Higher likelihood of completion of radiation
- Same cosmetic outcome
Dr. Dragun launched this experiment after