Introduction: Latest developments in radiotherapy for breast cancer


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Alastair M Thompson1
1Dundee Cancer Centre, UK

Abstract

This session will focus on clinical developments in breast cancer radiotherapy. The George Edelstyn Lecture will be
delivered by Professor John Yarnold whose international reputation emanates from his rigorous questioning of the
principles of breast cancer radiotherapy through hugely influential randomised trials. His focus in this lecture will be on
the question of fractionation in which he is a world leader both in breast cancer and in palliative radiotherapy.
The remainder of this session will look at the application of advanced radiotherapy technology to breast cancer. Dr
Charlotte Coles will share her thoughts on the role of IMRT to breast radiotherapy. Dr Anna Kirby will then give an update on the technical approaches that attempt to reduce cardiac exposure for women with left sided breast cancer.

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