Publication: Updated feasibility and reproducibility results of multi-institutional study of noninvasive breast tumor bed boost


Jessica Schuster 1,*,13, Christopher Chipko1, Michael Kasper2, Sandra Sha3, Douglas Ciuba4, James Petrikas5, Anand Kuruvilla6, Ravichandra Sandrapaty7, Coral Quiet8, Cynthia Anderson9,

Rashmi Benda10, David Wazer11, Jaroslaw Hepel12, Douglas Arthur1

1Department of Radiation Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 2Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton, FL 3Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, Lakeland, FL 4Oncology Research Department, John B. Amos Cancer Center, Columbus, GA 5Texas Oncology Paris, Paris, TX 6Cancer Center of Putnam, First Radiation Oncology Group, Palatka, FL 721st Century Oncology, Inc, FL 8Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, Phoenix, AZ 9Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 10Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton, FL 11Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 12Department of Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI

PURPOSE: To report updated feasibility and reproducibility results for high-dose-rate noninvasive breast brachytherapy (NIBB) for tumor bed boost with whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) in the setting of expanded patient and treatment facility number.

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