[Scoring system of late effects of radiations on normal tissues: the SOMA-LENT scale].

@article{Mornex1997ScoringSO,
  title={[Scoring system of late effects of radiations on normal tissues: the SOMA-LENT scale].},
  author={Françoise Mornex and Jean Jacques Pavy and Juliana Denekamp and Michel Bolla},
  journal={Cancer radiotherapie : journal de la Societe francaise de radiotherapie oncologique},
  year={1997},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={
          622-68
        }
}
Radiation tolerance of normal tissues remains the limiting factor for delivering tumoricidal dose. The late toxicity of normal tissues is the most critical element of an irradiation: somatic, functional and structural alterations occur during the actual treatment itself, but late effects manifest months to years after acute effects heal, and may progress with time. The optimal therapeutic ratio ultimately requires not only complete tumor clearance, but also minimal residual injury to… CONTINUE READING

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