Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Luther W. Brady, Theodore E. Yaeger

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

  • David E. WazerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85516-3_572


An alternative form of adjuvant radiotherapy used when the treatment target is defined as 1–2 cm beyond the lumpectomy cavity allowing treatment to be delivered in an accelerated fashion. Typically, highly conformal treatment techniques deliver the intended dose in ≤5 days.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiation Oncology DepartmentTufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Radiation Oncology DepartmentRhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of MedicineProvidenceUSA