What is APBI?
Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is a breast radiation therapy in which focused radiation is delivered specifically to the part of the breast where the tumor was removed.
We may administer APBI treatments via brachytherapy or through external radiation beam techniques, such as TomoTherapy®.
Requirements for APBI typically include a small tumor, clear surgical margins after a lumpectomy and preferably no lymph nodes containing cancer. Therefore, APBI may be a suitable treatment option for women with early stage breast cancer.