Breast cancer following spinal irradiation for a childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (2015)


It has been suggested that pediatric patients treated with spinal irradiation may have an elevated risk of breast cancer. Among a cohort of 363 long-term survivors of a pediatric central nervous system tumor or leukemia treated with spinal irradiation, there was little evidence of an increased breast cancer risk.