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PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well radiation therapy works after surgery in treating women with phyllodes tumor of the breast.
- Determine the local recurrence rate in women with phyllodes tumors of the breast previously treated with local excision with negative margins and are now treated with adjuvant radiotherapy.
- Determine the survival rate in patients treated with this regimen.
OUTLINE: Within 12 weeks after prior local excision or breast reexcision, patients undergo adjuvant radiotherapy 5 days a week for a total of 28 treatments.
Patients are followed every 6 months for 10 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 6-7 years.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
adjuvant therapy, radiation therapy
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:57:02-0400
This protocol is for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer with an indication for post-operative radiotherapy after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and surgery.
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Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Preliminary cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone/endocrine therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, etc.) that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm, shoulder and breast area associated with surgical or radiation breast cancer treatments (e.g., MASTECTOMY).
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery. It is commonly used in the therapy of cancer.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
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