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The interplay between radiation and the immune system in the field of post-radical pneumonitis and fibrosis and why it is important to understand it.

Authors
  • Tsoutsou, Pelagia G1
  • 1 Radiation Oncologist, Médecin Adjointe, Hôpital du Valais (RSV) - Centre Hospitalier du Valais Romand (CHVR), Hôpital de Sion, Service de Radio-Oncologie , Av. du Grand-Champsec 80, Case postale 736, CH-1951 Sion , Switzerland +027 603 87 15 ; +027 603 45 06 ; [email protected] , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
15
Issue
13
Pages
1781–1783
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1517/14656566.2014.938049
PMID: 25010533
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

A discussion on the importance and pathogenesis of radiation-induced pneumonitis and fibrosis is provided, with a special focus on the role of the immune system. The need to understand this interaction is highlighted in view of emerging therapeutic potential.

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