Radio frequency ablation for triple-negative?


Question from AMel: Why isn't radio frequency ablation more often used in combination with chemotherapy as a weapon, especially against triple-negative? Please address the particulars of RFA as a breast cancer weapon. It is used in colon cancer. What is the difference?
Answers - Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. Radio frequency ablation is not a standard treatment for breast cancer. It is used in clinical trial settings, but as a standard therapy for breast cancer I would not put it in that list of treatments that would be considered standard of care in our current breast cancer armamentarium.
George Sledge, M.D. I agree!

On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Triple-Negative Breast CancerGeorge Sledge, M.D. and Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about triple-negative breast cancer and its treatment.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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