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July 22, 2021

Omission of Radiotherapy in Older Adults With Early-Stage Breast Cancer—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2Department of Radiation Oncology, New York Proton Center, New York, New York
  • 3Department of Radiation Oncology, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus
JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(9):1398-1399. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.2407

In Reply While we appreciate Dr Chowdhry’s comments on our Viewpoint on radiotherapy (RT) omission in older patients with favorable early-stage breast cancer,1 we find the labeling of our recommendation of a “balanced discussion on the risks and benefits of RT omission” as “paternalistic” to be a rather reductive misinterpretation of the nuanced point that we present.

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