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Anticancer Res. 2008 Jul-Aug;28(4C):2421-32.

Predictive markers of radiation pneumonitis.

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  • 1Research Center, Hellenic Anticancer Institute, Athens, Greece.


Radiation pneumonitis is an acute-phase response to radiation therapy and a common complication that affects a patient's quality of life. Under the need to reduce the incidence and severity of radiation-induced pulmonary complications as well as to identify patients at risk, several investigations on potential predictive markers of radiation pneumonitis have been conducted. The present study reviews the currently available knowledge on biomolecules of potential predictive value for radiation pneumonitis.

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