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Oncology / Hematology

Radiotherapy for clinically overt metastasis

This study is aimed to assess the outcomes of radiotherapy. IMN is defined as a regional node similar to the ALN, previous studies have suggested that breast cancer involving IMN has a worse prognosis than that involving ALN...

Accelerated whole breast irradiation in 5 fractions

In this study, only patients aged 50 years or older with node negative breast cancer were included. In the START-B trial, reducing the overall treatment time from 5 weeks to 3 weeks led to improved disease free survival and...

Screening procedures and prognosis in breast cancer patients

Although the potential benefit of additional screening examinations in moderate risk patients (patients with a history of breast cancer in one or two family members) remains unclear. Breast cancer patients with a first degree...

Decisional conflict in breast cancer patients

A breast cancer (BC) patient treated with mastectomy has to decide whether or not to have immediate BR. This study aimed to assess decisional conflict in patients considering immediate breast reconstruction, and to identify...

Mammographic sensitivity

In recent decennia, mammography screening has been introduced in many countries. There are ongoing debates on whether screening does more harm than good and on the related optimization of screening strategy. We cannot measure...

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