The study concludes that treatment efficacy, cosmesis, and toxicity five years after treatment with APBI using the MammoSite device are good and similar to those reported with other forms of APBI with similar follow-up.*
*Vicini F, et al. Five-year analysis of treatment efficacy and cosmesis by the American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite breast brachytherapy registry trial in patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
About MammoSite Radiation Therapy Hologic's MammoSite therapy system, first cleared by the FDA in 2002, is the most widely utilized and accepted method of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in the United States. With its multi-lumen design, the new MammoSite ML device gives radiation oncologists the ability to shape the radiation dose for typical cases and treat patients who are otherwise not appropriate candidates for traditional brachytherapy.
By employing the MammoSite system, 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. Additionally, targeted therapy of the breast limits radiation exposure to normal, healthy tissue. This targeting helps minimize side effects such as skin discoloration and scarring, burning, fatigue, and damage to surrounding organs.
About Hologic, Inc.Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic's core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast
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