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Radiation improves long-term advantage in breast cancer:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Providing high-risk breast cancer patients with radiation therapy in addition to chemotherapy, may add significant benefit than just chemotherapy alone. So finds a 20-year study, published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (January 19), which observed that patients who received radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy, compared to chemotherapy alone, had significant improvements in breast cancer survival (48%, versus 30%) and overall survival (47%, versus 37%). All 318 pre-menopausal women enrolled on the study had previously been treated with modified radical mastectomy and lymph node removal.

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