Finding our sensitive patients.

  title={Finding our sensitive patients.},
  author={Elizabeth Ann Mittendorf},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={45 3},
The practice of radiation oncology requires balancing tumor control probability against the risk of normal tissue injury. Using radiation to eradicate disease is acceptable only if life-threatening or severe normal tissue injury is avoided. Despite a number of advances in the field of radiation oncology, the understanding of the genetic and epigenetic phenomenon that determine an individual’s risk for normal tissue radiation injury remains rudimentary. Patients display a diverse spectrum of… CONTINUE READING

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