Partial-breast radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery for patients with early breast cancer (UK IMPORT LOW trial): 5-year results from a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 3, non-inferiority trial. Lancet 2017; 390: 1048–1060.

Published: 5th January 2018

Authors: Coles CE, Griffin CL, Kirby AM, Titley J, Agrawal RK, Alhasso A et al.


Two new radiotherapy schedules were compared with standard whole breast radiotherapy (RT) in this study that included 1347 women followed for a median of 72 months. Local relapse rates were similar: whole breast RT 1.1 per cent, reduced-dose RT 0.2 per cent and partial-breast RT 0.5 per cent.

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