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Joan L. Warren, Donald L. Weaver, Therese Bocklage, Charles R. Key, Charles E. Platz, Kathleen A. Cronin, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, Shawna C. Willey and Linda C. Harlan The frequency of ipsilateral second tumors after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS Cancer 104

Article first published online: 31 AUG 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21406

Among a population-based sample of women with ductal carcinoma in situ who were treated with breast-conserving surgery, those receiving radiation therapy (RT) were found to be significantly less likely to develop second events in the ipsilateral breast, particularly invasive tumors. However, the extent of benefit from RT for a population-based cohort is less than that reported in clinical trials.

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