Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer. Are There Factors That Allow Selection of Patients Who Do Not Require Adjuvant Radiotherapy Following Breast-Conserving Surgery for Breast Cancer?

Minerva Med. 2002 Apr;93(2):101-7.


Postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy is used to reduce local recurrences following breast-conserving surgery for early breast cancer. This review examines factors that may be used to select patients at low risk of local failure following breast-conserving surgery alone.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mastectomy, Segmental*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / etiology*
  • Neoplasm, Residual
  • Patient Selection
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Risk Factors