An actualised population‐based study on the use of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients in the Netherlands

Kay Schreuder*, Judith G. Middelburg, Mieke Aarts, J. W.S. Merkus, P.M.P. Poortmans, Jan J. Jobsen, Sabine Siesling, Henk Struikmans

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Abstract

The utilization rate of RT increased from 64.4% in 2011 to 70.3% in 2015. After BCS and mastectomy, 97.3% and 26.1% of the patients received RT, respectively. For patients undergoing BCS and mastectomy, lower age and ER + tumours were associated with higher RT utilisation rates. After mastectomy, also larger tumour sizes, lymph node involvement, grade‐2 and 3 tumours and diagnosis in more recent years were associated with higher RT use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-947
Number of pages6
JournalBreast Journal
Volume25
Issue number5
Early online date4 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

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    Schreuder, K., Middelburg, J. G., Aarts, M., Merkus, J. W. S., Poortmans, P. M. P., Jobsen, J. J., ... Struikmans, H. (2019). An actualised population‐based study on the use of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients in the Netherlands. Breast Journal, 25(5), 942-947. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13376