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Published: 23.03.17
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Dr Philip Poortmans - Institut Curie, Paris, France

Dr Poortmans speaks with ecancer at the 2017 St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference about maturing data from recent clinical trials.

He highlights the improved outcomes of breast conservation and radiotherapy after lumpectomy as results whose significance is now becoming apparent, and discusses the role of surgery in managing breast cancer, as presented by Dr Monica Morrow.

Dr Poortmans also considers the timing of radiotherapy for breast cancer, with conference presentations weighing intra-operative and post-operative radiotherapy.

Overall, he describes the need for collaboration and personalisation of treatment to patients, aiming always for the maximum benefit with the minimum impact on quality of life.

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