New Breast Cancer Approach Not Ready for Prime Time

Delivering radiation to the tissues surrounding a breast cancer tumor immediately after it is removed now has the support of a positive clinical trial -- but doctors say much more proof is still needed before it can be considered anything but experimental. The procedure is known by the acronym TARGIT -- short for targeted intraoperative radiation therapy. Doctors expose the tissues around the site of a tumor to a short period of radiation during breast-conserving surgery. The idea is to target...Full Story
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