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James Gallison Sise, MD
(603) 354-6504
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

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Steven Sigurd Larmon
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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James Maynard Nickerson, MD
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh; Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

Data Provided By:
Jill Marie Winslow
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

Data Provided By:
Louisa Thoron, MD
(215) 928-7056
Jaffrey, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1983

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Steven R Levene, MD
(603) 354-5400
580 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided By:
Steven Sigurd Larmon, MD
(603) 354-5465
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Cheshire Med Ctr, Keene, Nh; Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, Nh; Brattleboro Mem Hosp, Brattleboro, Vt
Group Practice: Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene At Cheshire Medical Center

Data Provided By:
James Maynard Nickerson
(603) 354-5466
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialty
Hematology

Data Provided By:
David F Wood, MD
(603) 363-4668
20 Linfield Ln
Spofford, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Mary Chamberlin
(603) 650-5529
1 Medical Center Dr
Keene, NH
Specialty
Internist, Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester

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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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