UCSD Cancer Expert Disagrees with Recent MD Anderson Research

Article ID: 588826

Released: 2-May-2012 12:30 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of California San Diego Health Sciences

Newswise — Catheryn Yashar, MD, radiation oncologist at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and a pioneer in breast brachytherapy is available to offer perspective on the effectiveness of breast brachytherapy – a shorter course of radiation treatment for breast cancer.

Recent data from MD Anderson researchers questions whether brachytherapy results in more mastectomies and complications than radiating the whole breast.

Yashar will be presenting new studies in early May that challenge the MD Anderson findings.

The new studies challenge skeptics' concerns that too many women may be receiving breast brachytherapy and will spark a new round of discussion about the best way to treat early-stage breast cancer.


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