In breast cancer, with the increasing use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), the need for accurate tumour bed localisation is paramount. We determined current practice of clip usage in patients referred to a regional centre for radiotherapy following breast conserving surgery. We also investigated whether participation of surgical units in IMRT trials, where tumour bed clip use is emphasised, was associated with clip insertion.
- Breast cancer
- tumour bed
- Breast conserving surgery
Kirwan, C. C., Al Sarakbi, W., Loncaster, J., Chan, H. Y., Thompson, A. M., & Wishart, G. C. (2014). Tumour bed clip localisation for targeted breast radiotherapy: Compliance is proportional to trial-related research activity: Tumour bed clip localisation in breast radiotherapy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 40(2), 158-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2013.11.016