Article Abstract

The impact of postmastectomy radiotherapy on breast reconstruction: knowledge is power

Authors: Grant W. Carlson

Abstract

The paper entitled Impact of Radiotherapy on Complications and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Breast Reconstruction by Jagsi et al. is the first to examine the impact of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) on both autologous and implant-based reconstructions using the BREAST-Q (1). This was a large prospective study from 2012–2015 sponsored by the Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium.