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Cases J. 2009 Nov 18;2:204. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-204.

Abscopal effect in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia during radiation therapy: a case report.

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Department of Physiology, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India.


Radiotherapy has a significant impact on the local tumor environment and its distant component. Abscopal effect is the bystander effect of radiotherapy observed at a site distant to that irradiated within the same subject. Abscopal effect even though described, is not a common clinical event. We report a documented observation of abscopal effect in a patient of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia during radiation therapy.

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