Article Abstract

Radiotherapy in breast cancer through a value-based perspective

Authors: Sara Bartoncini, Stefania Martini, Umberto Ricardi, Pierfrancesco Franco


The standard local therapy for early-stage breast cancer is breast conserving surgery (BCS) followed by whole breast adjuvant irradiation (WBI), eventually associated to a boost dose to lumpectomy cavity (1-4). This approach provides high rates of local control and survival with the possibility of breast conservation (1).