SBRT In Early Stage Breast Cancer
What is the Purpose of this Study?
This study will also help us learn about how breast cancer responds to radiation so that in the future, radiation can be matched to the patient's particular tumor.
Who Can Participate in this Study?
Adults aged 50 years or older who:
- Are diagnosed with early stage breast cancer
- Have a tumor that measures less than or equal to 2cm
- Have a negative pregnancy test
What is Involved?
If you join this study, you will:
- Have a MRI scan and CT scan to find the tumor and create a plan for your radiation treatment
- A single radiation dose of 21 Gy (Gray) will be given to your breast cancer.
- Surgery will be done to remove your tumor, within 10 days of completing radiation.
- We will obtain tumor tissue from your surgery to understand how breast cancer responds to radiation.
- Digital photographs and quality of life questionnaires will be obtained prior to the single radiation dose and at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years and 3 years after treatment.
-- The photographs will be used to see how your breasts look before and after surgery and radiation treatment.