Genetic susceptibility to radiogenic cancer in humans.

  title={Genetic susceptibility to radiogenic cancer in humans.},
  author={James M. Allan},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={95 5},
The clinical benefits associated with the use of ionizing radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes are well established, particularly in cancer medicine. Unfortunately, it is now clear that prior exposure to radiation is associated with an excess risk of developing malignancy in the exposure field. Indeed, the development of a second primary malignancy is a devastating side effect that can often be attributed to radiotherapy for a first cancer. Research has focused on elucidating the… CONTINUE READING