MammoSite RTS

MammoSite RTS

A single-use catheter and radiation-solution source used to deliver local radiotheraphy (RT) to the tissue surrounding resected breast cancer. While the tumour is resected, a catheter is inserted into the tumour cavity before closure; after surgery, a radioactive liquid (Iotrex™) is delivered through the catheter to provide local RT directly to the tumour cavity.
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The American Society of Breast Surgeons MammoSite Registry(2) includes a total of 1,440 patients with early stage breast cancer, who were undergoing breast-conserving therapy and were treated with MammoSite RTS between May 2002 and July 2004.
The MammoSite RTS could make it easier for more women to consider the choice of lumpectomy and provides physicians with an important new tool for the practice of breast conservation therapy.
Products include GliaSite RTS for brain cancer and MammoSite RTS for breast cancer.
The MammoSite RTS is similar to radioactive implant therapy (called brachytherapy) for prostate cancer.