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  • A. Goldhirsch
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 140)

Abstract

Radiation therapy is an important component of the management of breast cancer. New types of radiation equipment, better planning and changes in the local management of breast cancer have led to important developments in radiation therapy. Furthermore, the demonstrated efficacy of systemic adjuvant therapies and the potential benefit, in terms of local disease control, of combining adjuvant and radiation therapies have led to new strategies for improving the care of patients with operable breast cancer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Goldhirsch
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  1. 1.Ospedale CivicoInternational Breast Cancer Study GroupLuganoSwitzerland

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