To the Editor We read with interest the article from Vaidya et al1 on the 5-year outcomes after delayed second-procedure targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). Unfortunately, the term IORT is often used in a too generalized way, making it prone to confuse the reader in discriminating 50-kV endocavitary x-rays, like in the TARGIT-A trial, from intraoperatively delivered electron radiotherapy (IOERT).
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Fastner G, Leonardi MC, Poortmans PM. Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Early Breast Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2020;6(10):1636–1637. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2719
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