DEGRO practical guideline for partial-breast irradiation

Language
en
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2023-03-29
First published
2020-09-01
Issue Year
2020
Authors
Strnad, V.
Krug, D.
Sedlmayer, F.
Piroth, M. D.
Budach, W.
Baumann, R.
Feyer, P.
Duma, M. N.
Haase, W.
Harms, W.
Editor
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Abstract

Abstract

      Purpose
      This consensus statement from the Breast Cancer Working Group of the German Society for Radiation Oncology (DEGRO) aims to define practical guidelines for accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI).
    
    
      Methods
      Recent recommendations for relevant aspects of APBI were summarized and a panel of experts reviewed all the relevant literature. Panel members of the DEGRO experts participated in a series of conferences, supplemented their clinical experience, performed a literature review, and formulated recommendations for implementing APBI in clinical routine, focusing on patient selection, target definition, and treatment technique.
    
    
      Results
      Appropriate patient selection, target definition for different APBI techniques, and basic rules for appropriate APBI techniques for clinical routine outside of clinical trials are described. Detailed recommendations for APBI in daily practice, including dose constraints, are given.
    
    
      Conclusion
      Guidelines are mandatory to assure optimal results of APBI using different techniques.
Journal Title
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie
Volume
196
Issue
9
Citation
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie 196.9 (2020): 749-763. <https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00066-020-01613-z>
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