Description of Medical ServiceTargeted intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is a form of partial breast irradiation which involves giving radiotherapy using the intrabeam device to the tissues surrounding a breast cancer in the operating theatre after surgical removal of the tumour. The rationale of IORT is to accurately target the tissues where there is the highest risk of cancer returning.
Description of Medical ConditionEarly breast cancer. Patients suitable for this modality instead of external beam radiotherapy should meet the following criteria: aged 50 years plus; pathologically documented invasive breast cancer; consideration by the surgeon to be suitable for breast conserving surgery; and no contraindication to breast irradiation.
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Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationApplicant Proposed Protocol for for comment, released 3 March 2014
1189 - Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Early Breast Cancer (INTRABEAM®) (PDF 158 KB)
1189 - Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Early Breast Cancer (INTRABEAM®) (Word 66 KB)
Applicant Preferred Protocol Unratified by PASC (PDF 183 KB)
Applicant Preferred Protocol Unratified by PASC (Word 67 KB)
Public Summary DocumentPublic Summary Document (PDF 160 KB)
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