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Stuart Evan Seropian, MD
(203) 737-5751
151 Blue Hills Rd
North Haven, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1991

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Nicole A McClea, MS
(718) 346-2067
2221 Avalon Haven Dr
North Haven, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dennis Lawrence Cooper, MD
140 Patten Rd
North Haven, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kay Ann Haedicke, MD
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave Ste 240
Hamden, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Medical Oncology & Hematology

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Martin E Katz
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Martin Edward Katz, MD
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1972

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Johanna Mary Lasala, MD
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave Ste 240
Hamden, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1990

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Thomas Michael Fynan, MD
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave Ste 240
Hamden, CT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Cancer Care & Blood Disorders

Data Provided By:
Johanna LaSala
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Daniel York Reuben
(203) 407-8002
2080 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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One Week Radiation Effective Breast Cancer Treatment

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Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using a type of radiation seed implants called balloon brachytherapy, a newer type of radiation treatment that offers more convenience to early-stage breast cancer patients by shortening radiation therapy from the standard six to seven weeks of treatment to only one week, is as effective in keeping breast cancer from coming back as the standard external beam radiation treatment, according to a study presented September 22, 2008, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.

"Not only does it make radiation treatment much more convenient, it may actually increase the rate of breast conservation, since some women choose mastectomy because they live too far from a radiation center and cannot afford the time and expense of six to seven weeks of living or traveling to the center," Peter Beitsch, M.D., lead author of the study and a surgical oncologist at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas, said. "Also, there are many women with breast cancer who for a host of reasons don't receive the necessary postoperative radiation and the shortened course should hopefully allow more women to receive the therapy that they need."

Many women with breast cancer are able to undergo breast conserving therapy to keep their breast after treatment. Typically, this means they first have surgery to remove the breast cancer (a lumpectomy) followed by a course of radiation therapy to kill any cancer cells that may remain. The standard breast cancer radiation therapy treatment takes a few minutes, every day, Monday through Friday, for six to seven weeks.

Brachytherapy is one of several methods of APBI, which treats only the area surrounding the tumor, instead of the whole breast. During this type of breast brachytherapy, after the tumor has been removed from the breast, the doctor inserts a small balloon into the cavity. That balloon is then attached to a catheter that delivers high doses of radiation via tiny radioactive seeds into the lumpectomy cavity.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite RTS Registry Trial evaluated data from more than 1,400 women with early stage breast cancer who were treated with balloon brachytherapy using the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System, one type of breast brachytherapy. In this study, 400 women were followed for nearly four years and results show that women with early-stage breast cancer who are treated with APBI using this type of balloon brachytherapy had the same chance of the cancer returning as those who had the standard radiation treatment.

For more information on radiation therapy for breast cancer, visit http://newswise.com/articles/view/544312/www.rtanswers.org .

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