Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 331-

Accelerated partial breast irradiation technique for whole-breast radiotherapy: A concern


Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand 10160, Thailand

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand 10160
Thailand




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Wiwanitkit V. Accelerated partial breast irradiation technique for whole-breast radiotherapy: A concern.J Can Res Ther 2009;5:331-331


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Wiwanitkit V. Accelerated partial breast irradiation technique for whole-breast radiotherapy: A concern. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];5:331-331
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Sir,

I read the current publication of Wadasadawala et al. with great interest. [1] I agree that the new Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) technique might be superior to the conventional technique of whole-breast radiotherapy. However, there are many other points to be considered. First, the required period of time for practicing the new technique should be compared to that required for the conventional technique. Second, the cost-effectiveness of the new alternative must also be compared to that of the classical one. Consideration of these points can help judge whether or not to select the new APBI technique for whole-breast radiotherapy.

References

1Wadasadawala T, Sarin R, Budrukkar A, Jalali R, Munshi A, Badwe R. Accelerated partial-breast irradiation vs conventional whole-breast radiotherapy in early breast cancer: A case-control study of disease control, cosmesis, and complications. J Cancer Res Ther 2009;5:93-101.