Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.


Breast Cancer: Radiotherapy at the South Egypt Cancer Institute

Hamza Abbas, Ahmed A.S. Salem, Mohamed Abou Elmagd Salem, Binziad S. MD, Gamal B. MD.

Affiliation: (HA), from the Radiation Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Egypt; (AASS, MAES, BS, GB) from the Surgical Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Egypt.

Breast cancer is the most frequent malignant tumor in women worldwide. In Egypt , it is the most common cancer among women, representing 18.9% of total cancer cases (35.1% in women and 2.2% in men) among the Egypt National Cancer Institute's (NCI) series of 10,556 patients during the year 2001, with an age-adjusted rate of 49.6 per 100,000 people. We report the progress of the availability of breast cancer management and evaluation of the quality of care delivered to breast cancer patients. The total number of 413 female patients with a breast cancer in adjuvant setting referred to radiation oncology department, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University during the period from January 2001 to December 2008. Two dimensions radiation therapy planning is used for postmastectomy radiotherapy, while three dimensions planning is used for patient underwent BCS. Radiation therapy protocol was the conventional 50 Gy over 25 fractions until 2003 when introduction of hypofractionation 42.5 Gy over 16 fractions which become the standard fractionation at 2007. Field in field radiotherapy technique is used from 2006 for cases underwent BCS to improve dose homogeneity.

Keywords: breast cancer, radiotherapy, Egypt

This article is 7 pages long, and includes 1 table and 2 figures.

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2011; 10(3): 180-186)

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