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ESTRO consensus guideline on target volume delineation for elective radiation therapy of early stage breast cancer.

Journal article
Authors Birgitte V Offersen
Liesbeth J Boersma
Carine Kirkove
Sandra Hol
Marianne C Aznar
Albert Biete Sola
Youlia M Kirova
Jean-Philippe Pignol
Vincent Remouchamps
Karolien Verhoeven
Caroline Weltens
Meritxell Arenas
Dorota Gabrys
Neil Kopek
Mechthild Krause
Dan Lundstedt
Tanja Marinko
Angel Montero
John Yarnold
Philip Poortmans
Published in Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Volume 114
Issue 1
Pages 3-10
ISSN 1879-0887
Publication year 2015
Published at
Pages 3-10
Language en
Subject categories Cancer and Oncology


Delineation of clinical target volumes (CTVs) is a weak link in radiation therapy (RT), and large inter-observer variation is seen in breast cancer patients. Several guidelines have been proposed, but most result in larger CTVs than based on conventional simulator-based RT. The aim was to develop a delineation guideline obtained by consensus between a broad European group of radiation oncologists.

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