August 22, 2018
Small Benefit Seen in Adding Radiation to DCIS Plan for Breast Cancer BookmarkEmma Shtivelman, PhD
Excerpt from AJMC:
“Patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are often treated with radiation after lumpectomy, although it has remained unclear whether this can reduce the risk of dying from this noninvasive form of breast cancer. A new study published Friday said that the combination of the 2 treatments was associated with a small benefit in reduced risk of breast cancer death compared with lumpectomy or mastectomy alone.”
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