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Long term results of accelerated partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery for early-stage breast cancer: a randomized, phase 3, equivalence trial. Lancet 2019; 394: 2155-2164

Published: 5th March 2020

Authors: Vicini FA, Cecchini RS, White JR, Arthur DW, Julian TB, Rabinovitch RA et al.


This study included 4216 women with a median follow-up of 10.2 years. Ipsilateral breast cancer recurrence was four per cent after partial, and three per cent after whole breast irradiation: hazard ratio 1.22, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.94 to 1.58.

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