Adjuvante Strahlentherapie beim Mammakarzinom

Translated title of the contribution: Adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer

Jürgen Dunst*, Cordula Petersen, Nicolai Maass

*Corresponding author for this work


Adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer has undergone significant changes during recent years. The most important modification has been the introduction of moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy for the majority of patients, e.g. a total dose of about 40–42 Gy in 15 or 16 fractions in an overall treatment time of 3 weeks. Partial breast irradiation has become an accepted alternative to whole breast radiotherapy for patients with low-risk tumors. Adjuvant irradiation of regional nodes may improve prognosis in subgroups but the optimal adjustment of treatment modalities remains a challenge. In patients with left-sided tumors, heart-sparing techniques (e.g. deep inspiration breath-hold) have become standard.

Translated title of the contributionAdjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer
Original languageGerman
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)896-901
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2019


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