ACR Appropriateness Criteria Conservative Surgery and Radiation—Stage I and II Breast Cancer

This is a clinical practice guideline for women with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer. The guideline discusses conservative surgery and radiation therapy, while specifically examining the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference statement, results of prospective randomized clinical trials, patient selection and evaluation, radiation therapy (RT) following conservative surgery, treatment techniques, the role of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (PBI), the integration of radiation and adjuvant systemic therapy, and follow-up care. The guideline discusses the appropriateness of different techniques for four unique clinical situations.