INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, vol.58, no.1, pp.213-219, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS
pentoxifylline, lung, toxicity, radiotherapy, LENT score, DOSE-VOLUME HISTOGRAM, STAGE-II, PNEUMONITIS, THERAPY, IRRADIATION, PERFUSION, INJURY
Purpose: Pentoxifylline (Ptx) is thought to be helpful in preventing radiotoxicity by inhibiting platelet aggregation and tumor necrosis factor. We assessed whether prophylactic use of Ptx could prevent early and late normal lung tissue damage due to radiotherapy in a double-blind, randomized trial.