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Med Oncol. 2001;18(3):231-5.

GM-CSF at relatively high topic concentrations can significantly enhance the healing of surgically induced chronic wounds after radiotherapy.

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  • 1Department of General Oncology, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.


Combinations of radiotherapy and surgery are often used in local cancer treatments. Preoperative radiotherapy may delay wound healing after surgery. Chronic wounds are debilitating conditions that require frequent medical attention. Two patients suffering from chronic and slowly healing wounds post-surgery and preoperative radiotherapy are described. A significant acceleration of the healing by local injections with GM-CSF was demonstrated.

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