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Clinical Study

Helical Tomotherapy for Inoperable Breast Cancer: A New Promising Tool

Table 1

Patient and tumor characteristics.


Median (range)
62 (28–65)
Clinical Stage*
Tumor diameter in mm
Median (range)
88 (75–160)
 Right sided 3
 Left sided2
Hormonal receptors and HER2 over-expression
 ER−, PR−, HER2−2
 ER+, PR−, HER2−1
 ER+, PR+, HER2−1
 ER−, PR−, HER2+1
Histological grade
Number of mitoses/10 high power field
Initial chemotherapy regimen before HT
 EC + docetaxel3
 FEC + docetaxel1
 Docetaxel + trastuzumab1
Adjuvant hormonotherapy

Abbreviations: ER: oestrogen receptor, PR: progesterone receptor, HER2: Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2, *AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Seventh Edition (2010), EC: epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, FEC: 5fluorouracil, epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, Elston-Ellis modification of Scarff-Bloom-Richardson grading system.

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