In This Issue


AOS Treats Patients with SAVI
NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413 Update
SAVI Physician Partnership
Quick Links



Clinical Advisory Board



Cara Hahs, M.D.

Patricia Hardenbergh, M.D.

Robert Kuske, M.D.

Gail Lebovic, M.D.

Coral Quiet, M.D.

John Sweet, M.S.

Vic Zannis, M.D.


Upcoming Conferences

ABS Breast Brachytherapy School and Physics School
Las Vegas, NV
March 1-2


The Breast Course

Key Largo, FL
March 12-15
San Francisco, CA
April 12-14



Welcome to the first edition of BrachyBytes!

The BrachyBytes E-newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on physician experiences with the SAVI applicator as well as to provide general updates on the topic of partial breast irradiation.
In this edition, hear from Arizona Oncology, the first center to use the SAVI applicator.  Is your center accruing patients to the NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413 trial?  If so, enrollment has been closed to low risk groups.  Details below.



Arizona Oncology Services Completes Clinical Cases with the SAVI applicator!

Patients have now received APBI treatment using the SAVI applicator.  The devices were placed at Arizona Oncology Services (Phoenix, AZ) by Robert Kuske, M.D. and Coral Quiet, M.D..



NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413 Closed to Low-Risk Patients, Sample Size Increased


NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413

has accrued approximately 2200 patients to-date.  However, a larger proportion of low risk breast cancer patients have been accrued than anticipated.  In response, the trial has been increased by 1300 patients and patient accrual has been closed to groups specified in the attached update. 



SAVI Select


Physician Partnership Program

Is your center interested in learning more about the SAVI applicator?
Complete a profile to become a member of SAVI Select, a partnership between physicians and BioLucent, manufacturer of the SAVI applicator.  
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to stay current on clinical experiences with the SAVI applicator and to move quickly through the implementation process when the time is right for you to introduce SAVI into your practice

As a member, you will continue to receive this electronic newsletter, BrachyBytes, which contains updates on physician experiences with SAVI as well as general news in the APBI arena.