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Carolyn W Taylor, Zhe Wang, Elizabeth Macaulay, Reshma Jagsi, Frances Duane, Sarah C Darby
PURPOSE: Breast cancer radiation therapy cures many women, but where the heart is exposed, it can cause heart disease. We report a systematic review of heart doses from breast cancer radiation therapy that were published during 2003 to 2013. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eligible studies were those reporting whole-heart dose (ie, dose averaged over the whole heart). Analyses considered the arithmetic mean of the whole-heart doses for the CT plans for each regimen in each study...
November 15, 2015: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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