A contemporary review of radiation pneumonitis

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Ullah T, et al. Curr Opin Pulm Med 2020.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews recent literature and summarizes the current understanding, diagnosis, risk, predictors, and management of radiation pneumonitis.

RECENT FINDINGS: We discuss the different parameters that contribute to radiation toxicity, the potential biomarkers that predict the risk, and mitigators of radiation pneumonitis.

SUMMARY: Radiotherapy aims to provide care and a better quality of life in cancer patients however with complications. Radiation pneumonitis is important to recognize to appropriately plan and care for this population.

PMID:32427626 | DOI:10.1097/MCP.0000000000000682

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