Vol 73, No 2 (2023)
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Radiotherapy and targeted therapy – a review of the literature

Maksymilian Kruczała12, Beata Sas-Korczyńska1
Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2023;73(2):91-94.

Abstract

Radiotherapy (RT) is an important treatment modality for cancer treatment patients. Approximately 50% of all cancer patients receive RT during the course of their illness. A great potential to improve treatment results involves combination RT with other methods. The combination of RT and cytotoxic chemotherapy is a clinically well-established and documen­ted method to improve survival. Integration of targeted therapy with RT may provide therapeutic benefit by exploiting biologic and genetic differences between cancer and normal tissues while minimizing additional toxicity. The aim of this paper is to present a literature review of the effectiveness of combination radiotherapy and molecular targeted therapy.

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