Palliative radiation therapy for symptomatic advance breast cancer

Galia Jacobson, Orit Kaidar-Person, Ory Haisraely, Shira Galper, Tatiana Rabin, Ilanit Dromi Shahadi, Yaacov Richard Lawrence, Zvi Symon, Merav Akiva Ben-David
2021 Scientific Reports  
In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of palliative breast radiation therapy (RT), with single fraction RT compared with fractionated RT. Our study showed that both RT fractionation schemas provide palliation. Single fraction RT allowed for treatment with minimal interference with systemic therapy, whereas fractionated RT provided a more durable palliative response. Due to equivalent palliative response, at our institution we have increasingly been providing single fraction RT palliation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
doi:10.1038/s41598-021-84872-9 pmid:33674709 fatcat:5wl32l5b4jfwfgesroerggrb4i