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Patient Selection Criteria

Professional Medical Society Consensus Guidelines:
Patient Selection Criteria for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
  ABS1 ASBS2 ACRO3 ASTRO4
Suitable Cautionary
Age ≥50 ≥45 ≥45 ≥60 50-59
Diagnosis Unifocal, invasive ductal carcinoma Invasive ductal carcinoma or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) Invasive ductal carcinoma or DCIS Invasive ductal or other favorable subtypes (ie: mucinous, tubular, colloid) Pure DCIS ≤3cm EIC ≤3cm
Tumor Size ≤3cm ≤3cm ≤3cm ≤2cm 2.1-3.0cm
Surgical Margins Negative microscopic margins of excision Negative microscopic surgical margins of excision Negative microscopic surgical margins of excision Negative by at least 2mm Close (<2mm)
Nodal Status NØ (i-,i+)  

  1. M.Keisch, et al. Breast Brachytherapy Task Group, American Brachytherapy Society. February, 2007. http://www.Americanbrachytherapy.org
  2. Consensus statement for accelerated partial breast irradiation. The American Society of Breast Surgeons. December 8, 2005.
  3. American College of Radiation Oncology Statement on Partial Breast Irradiation. September, 2008.
  4. American Society Radiation and Oncology Consensus Statement on Partial Breast Irradiation. July 2009.

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