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Surgery in early stage breast cancer should be followed by radiotherapy

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:186
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. 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 …

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