Developing clinical trials for breast cancer interstitial therapy

David S. Robinson, Jean Marie Parel, Peter J. Milne, Fabrice Manns, David B. Denham

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Abstract

The National Cancer Data Base reports that earlier-stage patients of breast cancer were more often treated with partial mastectomy. During this same time there has been a remarkable rise in the employment of stereotactic biopsy technique, an approach whereby two mammographic images taken from fixed vantage points in the same plane permit the highly accurate placement of a core sampling device through a 2 mm incision with minimal cosmetic change. This with advances in interstitial, therapeutic minimally invasive therapy in a number of domains now sets the stage for minimally invasive therapy of breast carcinoma. These advances include laser fiberoptic therapy, radiofrequency therapy, cryotherapy, and ultrasound therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)498-500
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3590
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1999Jan 24 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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