Influence of connective tissue diseases on the expression of radiation side effects: a systematic review.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patient related co-factors may increase the risk of radiation morbidity. Connective tissue diseases (CTD) are among the co-morbidities that are relatively well studied and have been shown to be of potential clinical relevance for radiotherapy. The aim of this systematic review is to quantify the contribution of CTD to the risk of… (More)