Surgery in early stage breast cancer should be followed by radiotherapyBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.186 (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:186
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
Omission of radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer is associated with higher rates of relapse and slightly higher mortality from the disease, a new study has found (Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2004;96:115-21).
The researchers, led by Dr Vincent Vinh-Hung of the Oncology Center at Academic Hospital in Jette, Belgium, and colleagues did a pooled analysis of 15 published randomised clinical trials of women with early stage breast cancer who …