Tangential Radiation Therapy Without Axillary Dissection in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
- Patients will have undergone conservative breast surgery without axillary dissection
prior to enrollment in this study.
- Patients will receive radiation therapy to the breast, including the lowest axillary
lymph nodes, over a period of 6 1/2 weeks.
- No radiation will be specifically directed toward the upper axilla or supraclavicular
- Patients will also receive 5 years of tamoxifen or another type of hormone therapy
determined by the medical oncologist.
- Follow-up visits will occur every 6 months and mammograms every 12 months.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
To determine if patients with early-stage breast tumors can be effectively treated by tangential breast radiation.
Julia S. Wong, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute||Boston, Massachusetts 02115|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2617|