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The Accessible Clinical Application Progress of Supine Fixation Technique in Radiotherapy After Breast Conserving Surgery for Early Breast Cancer in China

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Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) is one of the important methods for comprehensive treatment of breast cancer. Radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery for early breast cancer can not only achieve local control rate and long-term survival rate similar to total mastectomy, but also meet patients' pursuit of higher quality of life. With the development of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), helical tomotherapy (HT), and other advanced radiotherapy technique, the consistency of patient position fixation during radiotherapy is the key to ensure the implementation of accurate radiotherapy. Due to the special and high activity of breast organs, there is no unified fixation method for breast conserving postoperative radiotherapy. This article reviews the clinical application and research progress of various accessible supine fixation techniques in early breast cancer postoperative radiotherapy in recent years. This paper analyzes the clinical application method and clinical application effect of various techniques, compares the advantages and disadvantages of each technology. It is found that breast bracket is the most widely used for classical breast cancer radiotherapy. In any fixation technique, it is still a practical problem for the clinic to solve the problem of the normal location of the breast activity and the consistency of the radiation. It is recommended that the position of the supposition fixation technique should be selected according to the patient's BMI, breast size and target area.

DOI 10.11648/j.jctr.20241201.12
Published in Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research (Volume 12, Issue 1, March 2024)
Page(s) 5-17
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Breast Conserving Surgery, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Supine Position, Position Fixation

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  • Department of Radiophysics, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China

  • Department of Radiophysics, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China

  • Department of Radiophysics, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China

  • Department of Radiophysics, Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, Hangzhou, China

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