The TGF-β1 dynamics during radiation therapy and its correlation to symptomatic radiation pneumonitis in lung cancer patients

@inproceedings{Kim2009TheTD,
  title={The TGF-β1 dynamics during radiation therapy and its correlation to symptomatic radiation pneumonitis in lung cancer patients},
  author={Ji-Yoon Kim and Yeon Sil Kim and Young Kyoon Kim and Hyun-jin Park and Seung Joon Kim and Jing Hyoung Kang and Young Wang and Hong-seok Jang and Sang-Nam Lee and Sei-Chul Yoon},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND The underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of radiation pneumonitis (RP) are very complex. Several biological factors need to be considered together with the well known dosimetric parameters for understanding the molecular events in developing RP in lung cancer patients. The aim of this study was to correlate the variations of the cytokine levels in lung cancer patients during radiation therapy (RT) with the occurrence of symptomatic RP. METHODS Thirty-four lung cancer… CONTINUE READING