Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 121, Issue 3, pp 635–637 | Cite as

Discussion: immediate post-mastectomy breast reconstruction followed by radiotherapy: risk factors for complications

Invited Commentary



This project was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (to Dr Amy K. Alderman) and from the American Cancer Society (to Dr Reshma Jagsi).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of SurgeryThe University of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyThe University of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA

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