Vasireddy, RS; Sprung, CN; Cempaka, NL; Chao, M; McKay, Michael
Background:About 1-5% of cancer patients suffer from significant normal tissue reactions as a result of radiotherapy (RT). It is not possible at this time to predict how most patients normal tissues will respond to RT. DNA repair dysfunction is implicated in sensitivity to RT particularly in genes that mediate the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Phosphorylation of histone H2AX (phosphorylated molecules are known as γH2AX) occurs rapidly in response to DNA DSBs, and, among its other...[Show more]
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