Study Finds Overall Survival After Radiation Therapy Is Independent Of Breast Tumor Laterality

Study Finds Overall Survival After Radiation Therapy Is Independent Of Breast Tumor Laterality
shutterstock_181681331A new study on breast cancer entitled “Breast Cancer Laterality Does Not Influence Survival in a Large Modern Cohort: Implications for Radiation-Related Cardiac Mortality” was published on the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal) by Dr. Charles E. Rutter, from the Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues. This study shows that tumor laterality does not influence the overall survival in patients with breast cancer under breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy. The research team evaluated the relevance of tumor laterality on overall survival after radiation therapy in a modern cohort of patients from the National Cancer Database (NCDB), since previous radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer that included cobalt and orthovoltage radiotherapy, had been correlated with an elevated probability of cardiac mortality. The NCDB is a collaborative project of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society and contains data, without any of the patient identification, from approximately 70% of newly diagnosed cancers in the U.S.. The NCBD is much larger than the Su
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