Sunday, 3 July 2011

29 April 2011- TARGIT approach gets strong support at American Society of Breast Surgeons meeting, Washington DC, USA


Click to listen to the 20 minute plenary presentation: ASBS_2011_TARGIT_VAIDYA.m4v

video

Friday, 1 April 2011

TARGIT-A Trial discussed at the St Gallen Breast Cancer Conference, 2011


19 March 2011


At the 12th International St.Gallen Breast Cancer Conference
16-19 March 2011 / St.Gallen, Switzerland,
the delegates at the Consensus session on the last day of the conference voted in favour of using intraoperative radiotherapy.


Voting results for the following questions were as follows:


In association with breast conserving surgery, partial breast irradiation (intraoperative) is acceptable

- As definitive radiation, without any external beam therapy?

Yes= 48.9%,

No=35.6%,

Don’t know= 15.6%






Should partial breast radiotherapy be applied in selected patients (including intraoperative)

- Elderly (> age 70) ?

Yes = 86.7%,

No=6.7%,

Don’t know=6.7%




In association with breast conserving surgery, partial breast irradiation (intraoperative) is acceptable

- Instead of external beam boost to tumour bed?

Yes= 60.9%,

No=17.4%,

Don’t know= 21.7%







Should partial breast radiotherapy be applied in selected patients (including intraoperative) -Lymphoma survivors after mantle field RT?

Yes= 37.2%, No=25.6%, Don’t know=37.2%