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Risk of second cancers after photon and proton radiotherapy: a review of the data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23032887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Control rates for pediatric and adult malignancies are now approximately 80 and 60%, respectively, due to dramatic improvements in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. However, radiotherapy is responsible for many of the adverse late effects of treatment, which is now well documented in the literature. The most serious and life threatening side effect of radiotherapy that affects both children and adults is radiation-induced second primary cancers.
Authors:
Torunn I Yock; Paul A Caruso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology, 100 Blossom Street, COX LL, Boston, MA 02114-2617.
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