Uptake and costs of hypofractionated vs conventional whole breast irradiation after breast conserving surgery in the United States 2008-2013

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Publisher: American Medical Association
Document Type: Report
Length: 60 words

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The article discusses the uptake and costs of hypofractionated whole breast irradiation (WBI) in insured patients with early-stage breast cancer. The patients were classified into two cohorts: the hypofractionation-endorsed cohort included older patients without prior chemotherapy and the hypofractionation-permitted cohort included younger patients. The findings indicated that hypofractionated WBI after breast-conserving surgery increased in women with commercial health care plans.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A397401896