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Meeting of the German Roentgenologic Society
The meeting of the Deutsche Röntgen-Gesellschaft was held in Berlin, April 11-13, the first main topic being "Is Postoperative Irradiation of Cancer of the Breast Justified?" Jüngling of Tübingen suggested that four stages be distinguished: (1) tumor confined to the mammary gland; (2) tumor no longer freely movable toward the skin and the pectoralis muscle; (3) axillary glands all involved, and (4) intraclavicular glands involved. Results of postoperative irradiation therapy, not based on such a classification, have not been easy to evaluate. Statistics on series of cases less than fifty should be disregarded. In the Kiel Clinic, postoperative irradiation of 221 cases has given improved results, whereas in Tübingen, with a series of 447 cases, it has caused no improvement but rather poor results. Rostock and Hamburg report an improvement in cases extending over three years but no improvement (or poor results) in cases
BERLIN. JAMA. 1926;86(26):1994–1995. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670520038017
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