St Gallen Consensus meeting votes for TARGIT

TARGIT-A Trial discussed at the St Gallen Breast Cancer Conference, 2011

19 March 2011

At the 12th International St.Gallen Breast Cancer Conference 
16-19 March 2011 / St.Gallen, Switzerland,(~4200 delegates) at the Consensus session on the last day of the conference voted in favour of using intraoperative radiotherapy.
The members of the consensus panel are listed here

The questions were as follows:

In association with breast conserving surgery, partial breast irradiation (intraoperative) is acceptable – Instead of external beam boost to tumour bed?
Yes= 60.9%, No=17.4%, Don’t know= 21.7%

In association with breast conserving surgery, partial breast irradiation (intraoperative) is acceptable – As definitive radiation, without any external beam therapy?
Yes= 48.9%, No=35.6%, Don’t know= 15.6%

Should partial breast radiotherapy be applied in selected patients (including intraoperative) – Elderly (> age 70) ?
Yes = 86.7%, No=6.7%, Don’t know=6.7%

Overdiagnosis with mammographic screening for breast cancer

What is overdiagnosis ?

Overdiagnosis means an increase in cancer diagnosis that occurs while looking for ‘early and curable’ cancers with screening.
This happens because mammography also finds dormant/quiescent cancers and pre-cancers that may never grow in a woman’s lifetime. Under the microscope they cannot be easily distinguished from those that would indeed grow and cause trouble. So one feels that prudently, they should be treated, just like a dangerous cancer with surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy as required. Arguably, in some women such a treatment would have been unnecessary but one cannot tell which cancer could be safely left alone. As a healthy person participating in screening one should be aware of this dilemma.

What is the chance of overdiagnosis?

If 2000 women are invited for 10 years, 43 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, instead of 33 who would have been diagnosed without screening. This means 10 additional cancers will be diagnosed, and, about 3 less deaths (10 deaths instead of 13) from breast cancer will be avoided1.

On an individual level, suppose you were 50 years old and were not invited to participate in a screening mammography programme, you would have a 1 in 60 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer over the next 10 years. Whereas, if you were invited to participate in a screening mammography programme, you would have a 1 in 45 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer over the next 10 years. This represents an increase of about 1 in 200 because of overdiagnosis.

This needs to be weighed against the benefit from being invited to regular mammography for the next 10 years, which is that you would have a 1 in 700 chance of avoiding death from breast cancer.

In other words, one needs to take the 1 in 200 chance being ‘unnecessarily’ diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in order to benefit from the 1 in 700 chance of avoiding death from breast cancer; or for every 3 women with unnecessary breast cancer diagnoses 1 death from breast cancer is avoided.

Note: as regards mammographic radiation causing new cancers:

The radiation used during mammography can also induce cancers – it is estimated 2 that about 1 in 1200 women who have annual mammography from 40-55 and every two years from 56 to 70 will develop a breast cancer and 1 in 9000 will die from it.

The above calculation assumes every woman to have 22 mammograms, but in the UK the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme invites women for 3-yearly mammograms, so women undergo only 7 mammograms between 50 and 70. If the risk is dose-dependent, one can expect it to be reduced by two thirds. This means women in the UK face a 1 in 3500 risk of developing cancer and 1 in 27,000 risk of dying because of breast cancer induced by mammography.

References
1. Gotzsche PC, Nielsen M. Screening for breast cancer with mammography. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009(4):CD001877.
2. Yaffe MJ, Mainprize JG. Risk of Radiation-induced Breast Cancer from Mammographic Screening. Radiology 2010.

Initial draft and final approval by Jayant S Vaidya, comments and editorial changes by Mitzi Blennerhassett, Miriam Pryke and Bernard Junod. Thanks also to all members of the breast-screening group who have commented on it.

Latest changes (bold) based on interpretation of Professor Richard Peto’s talk at European Breast Cancer Conference, Vienna, March 2012.  http://bit.ly/petoebcc2012

TARGIT-A trial results and news coverage

9 July 2010
The TARGIT-A paper published in The Lancet
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)60837-9/abstract

5 June 2010: 
TARGIT-A trial results published in The Lancet Online First

News articles about the TARGIT trial results

October 2010
Oncology NEWS International.
October 2010, Vol. 19 No. 10
Front page: Trial finds single-dose RT effective in early breast ca
http://www.cancernetwork.com/breast-cancer/content/article/10165/1698196#

August 2010
Future Oncology
August 2010, Vol. 6, No. 8, Pages 1207-1209 , DOI 10.2217/fon.10.103
(doi:10.2217/fon.10.103)
Lead story: Hitting the TARGIT pg 1207

http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/fon.10.103

25 August 2010
Journal of National Cancer Institute: News
Early Breast Cancer: Single Dose of Radiation During Surgery Gains Support
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/extract/djq351

Jul 8, 2010
Medical Physics Web
TARGIT delivers local breast cancer control
Recently published results demonstrate that targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT), which involves only selective irradiation of the breast, is equally effective in preventing local breast cancer recurrence as conventional whole-breast radiotherapy (Lancet doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60837-9).
http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/43137

TARGIT-A data show intraoperative RT equals whole-breast radiation
By Cynthia E. Keen
AuntMinnie.com staff writer
http://www.auntminnie.com/index.asp?Sec=sup&Sub=roc&Pag=dis&ItemId=91119

ecancerTV- Prof Gordon McVie talks about ASCO highlights
TARGIT is discussed at 12:40 mins

Journal of National Cancer Institute, USA, news bulletin
Partial Breast Irradiation Safe for Some Women with Invasive Breast Cancer

Now ‘Improved’ treatment for breast cancer VIDEO‎
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TRI 30 minute radiotherapy for breast cancer
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New York Times – Andrew Pollack – ‎Jun 7, 2010‎
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One Dose Of Radiation During Breast Cancer Surgery Is Effective
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Breast cancer patients may need only one dose of radiation
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Radio New Zealand – ‎Jun 6, 2010‎
A new technique for treating breast cancer could in the future eliminate the need for weeks of radiotherapy. The findings of an international study, …

Single Radiation Dose Effective During Breast Cancer Surgery
Visit Bulgaria – Henry Aaron – ‎Jun 6, 2010‎
According to major new study, a single radiation dose to the area after removing a breast tumour is as effective in preventing cancer recurrence, …

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Deccan Chronicle – ‎Jun 6, 2010‎
London, June 6: In a breakthrough for treatment of breast cancer, British researchers have developed a new technique which reduces radiation therapy to just …

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A new study has found that delivering radiation to the spot on the breast where a cancerous tumor has been removed is just as effective as delivering ..

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Washington (SmartAboutHealth) – A new study has revealed that women may want to go the route of receiving one single blast of targeted radiation when it …

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Medical News Today – ‎Jun 6, 2010‎
A large, 10-year, randomized clinical trial – called TARGIT-A – has revealed promising results for the broadening use of a shorter and easier radiation …

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SATURDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) — Radiation therapy that targets a specific area of the breast is as effective as whole-breast radiation in reducing …

One-shot radiotherapy ‘success against breast cancer’
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Chicago Tribune – Deborah L. Shelton – ‎Jun 5, 2010‎
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One-time radiation effective in breast cancer
San Francisco Chronicle – Erin Allday – ‎Jun 5, 2010‎
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ASCO: Radiation Short Course Now Breast CA Alternative
MedPage Today – Michael Smith – ‎Jun 5, 2010‎
Explain to interested patients that this study found that radiation administered during …

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy (TARGIT) Clinical Trial Outcomes …
Earthtimes (press release) – ‎Jun 5, 2010‎
CHICAGO, IL — 06/05/10 — TARGIT-A, the largest randomized clinical trial conducted in the field of intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) for the treatment …