College ‘blinkered’ over once-off radiotherapy

Although intra-operative radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer was listed by Medicare on 1st September, the new option is not getting the institutional support it needs, say two WA oncologists.

The procedure, in which a low-risk breast cancer patient receives radiation via the wound immediately after breast-conserving surgery, has been shown to be equivalent to standard radiotherapy treatment. The latter requires women

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