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2020 Jan

Transl Cancer Res


Suppl 1

Treatment completion rates and toxicity of 5 fractions of adjuvant radiotherapy over one week in elderly breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy.


Flores Sánchez Á, Contreras Martínez J, Priego Ortiz R
Transl Cancer Res. 2020 Jan; 9(Suppl 1):S3-S7.
PMID: 35117942.


Elderly patients are usually frail and cannot attend a prolonged radiotherapy course. Many of them undergo mastectomy to avoid adjuvant radiotherapy thinking that they are not going to complete at least 15 fractions. Many studies have suggested hypofractionated radiotherapy in 5 days. We would like to describe the treatment completion rates and toxicity of 5 fractions of 520 cGy delivered within one week in patients over 70 years old treated with tumorectomy.