Effect of serum selenium levels on radiotherapy-related toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.

@article{Eroglu2012EffectOS,
  title={Effect of serum selenium levels on radiotherapy-related toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.},
  author={Celalettin Eroglu and Dilek Unal and Aysun Çetin and Okan Orhan and Serdar Sivgin and A Nilgun Ozt{\"u}rk},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={3587-90}
}
AIM To investigate whether there is a difference in selenium levels before and after radiotherapy (RT) and to study the effects of serum selenium levels on RT-related toxicity in patients undergoing RT for head and neck cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A population of 47 consecutive patients was enrolled in the study. RT was given by conventional fractionation. RT-related acute toxicity was evaluated once a week. Blood samples were obtained before and after RT to evaluate selenium levels… CONTINUE READING