Nodal radiation offers no survival benefit in breast cancer

Regional nodal irradiation can reduce breast cancer recurrence in patients with node-positive or high-risk node-negative disease, but offers no survival benefit, according to two large clinical trials. Results from the MA.20 study and a European study conducted by the EORTC Radiation Oncology and Breast Cancer Groups were published in the July 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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