Can the severity of normal tissue damage after radiation therapy be predicted?

PLoS Med. 2006 Oct;3(10):e440. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030440.

Abstract

Begg discusses a new study by Svensson and colleagues in which the researchers attempted to elucidate genetic factors involved in late radiation toxicity.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Lymphocytes / metabolism
  • Neoplasms / genetics
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Prognosis
  • Radiation Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Radiation Injuries / epidemiology
  • Radiation Tolerance / genetics
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Research Design