Short-course radiation as effective as standard treatment for breast cancer patients choosing reconstruction after mastectomy

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Published: 6 Oct 2023
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Dr Julia Wong - Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, Boston, USA

Dr Julia Wong speaks to ecancer about the FABREC study.

This study was conducted to compare the quality of life and clinical outcomes of patients who underwent accelerated radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy after post-mastectomy breast reconstruction using implants or tissue expanders.

Dr Wong discusses the study's findings, which highlighted small improvements in quality of life scores among younger patients who received hypofractionated radiation therapy.

To read more about this study, click here.