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American Society of Breast Surgeons Release MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial Final Results
Date:10/2/2013

years, it is the only brachytherapy study with over 1,000 patients accrued and five year follow-up available at this time. The final analysis of this trial not only confirmed the efficacy of brachytherapy based partial breast irradiation, but demonstrated that rates of toxicity following treatment remain low and favorable, in line with previously reported toxicity rates using whole breast irradiation." 

"We are pleased that patient outcomes remained strong and comparable to other radiation treatment options throughout the length of the study," said Carter Houghton, Hologic's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Interventional Breast Solutions. "The acceptance of accelerated partial breast irradiation as an effective treatment option for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer continues to grow worldwide due in part to the favorable results reported throughout this study. Hologic's MammoSite Radiation Therapy is a compassionate treatment option that allows women to return to their daily activities after just five days of treatment, as compared to the conventional five to seven weeks, while minimizing side effects such as skin burning and fatigue."

About MammoSite Targeted Radiation TherapyBy employing MammoSite Therapy, the radiation oncologist can deliver targeted radiation therapy directly to the area where cancer is most likely to recur, allowing a full course of radiation to be delivered in just five days as compared to five to seven weeks. Additionally, targeted therapy of the breast limits radiation exposure to normal, healthy tissue minimizing side effects such as skin discoloration, scarring, burning, fatigue and damage to surrounding organs. With its multi-lumen design, the MammoSite ML system gives radiation oncologists the ability to adjust the radiation dose for typical cases and treat patients who are otherwise not appropriate candidates for traditional brachytherapy. First cleared for sa
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