Irradiation partielle et accélérée du sein: Une réelle perspective thérapeutique pour le cancer du sein de bon pronostic

Translated title of the contribution: Accelerated partial breast irradiation: A true therapeutic option for breast cancer patients who have good prognoses

Y. Belkacémi, H. Marsiglia, J. M. Hannoun-Levi, R. Orecchia, A. Kuten, J. B. Dubois, E. Lartigau

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After conservative surgery, whole-breast radiation therapy remains the standard of care. Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) delivered for one week is a new research avenue in individualized treatment and may lead to historic change in adjuvant breast radiation therapy. In North America, several factors, such as the duration of irradiation allowing early medical treatment, better treatment compliance and the decrease in total mastectomies, allowed the development of APBI. Although the ideal candidate for APBI has not been determined, several teams are advocating increased use of the procedure in a higher proportion of patients. Defining the appropriate selection criteria is crucial for future trials. In this paper, we discuss these selection criteria for better treatment individualization.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008



  • Breast cancer
  • Partial breast irradiation
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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