Differential expression of cytokine genes in fibroblasts derived from skin biopsies of patients who developed minimal or severe normal tissue damage after radiotherapy.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/81284
Title:
Differential expression of cytokine genes in fibroblasts derived from skin biopsies of patients who developed minimal or severe normal tissue damage after radiotherapy.
Authors:
Quarmby, Steven L; West, Catharine M L; Magee, Brian; Stewart, Alan L; Hunter, Robin D; Kumar, Shant
Abstract:
Curative radiotherapy for cancer patients requires the use of radiation doses that are limited by the tolerance of the surrounding normal tissues. Unfortunately, these tolerance doses vary not only between tissues but also between individuals. In a small proportion of sensitive patients, exposure to radiation can lead to severe irreversible morbidity and even death several months to years after treatment. At present these radiosensitive patients can be identified only retrospectively. Here we describe a cytokine microarray technique that was used to identify differentially expressed gene transcripts in fibroblasts obtained from a small group of patients who suffered either negligible or severe normal damage to tissues after radiotherapy. If our preliminary findings can be confirmed, the availability of such markers may eventually allow the prediction of outcome prior to commencement of radiotherapy, and thus allow modification of radiotherapy protocols to minimize adverse late effects, without compromising tumor control.
Affiliation:
Christie Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. steven.l.quarmby@man.ac.uk
Citation:
Differential expression of cytokine genes in fibroblasts derived from skin biopsies of patients who developed minimal or severe normal tissue damage after radiotherapy. 2002, 157 (3):243-8 Radiat. Res.
Journal:
Radiation Research
Issue Date:
Mar-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/81284
PubMed ID:
11839085
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0033-7587
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications ; All Paterson Institute for Cancer Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorQuarmby, Steven L-
dc.contributor.authorWest, Catharine M L-
dc.contributor.authorMagee, Brian-
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Alan L-
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Robin D-
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Shant-
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-16T13:53:21Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-16T13:53:21Z-
dc.date.issued2002-03-
dc.identifier.citationDifferential expression of cytokine genes in fibroblasts derived from skin biopsies of patients who developed minimal or severe normal tissue damage after radiotherapy. 2002, 157 (3):243-8 Radiat. Res.en
dc.identifier.issn0033-7587-
dc.identifier.pmid11839085-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/81284-
dc.description.abstractCurative radiotherapy for cancer patients requires the use of radiation doses that are limited by the tolerance of the surrounding normal tissues. Unfortunately, these tolerance doses vary not only between tissues but also between individuals. In a small proportion of sensitive patients, exposure to radiation can lead to severe irreversible morbidity and even death several months to years after treatment. At present these radiosensitive patients can be identified only retrospectively. Here we describe a cytokine microarray technique that was used to identify differentially expressed gene transcripts in fibroblasts obtained from a small group of patients who suffered either negligible or severe normal damage to tissues after radiotherapy. If our preliminary findings can be confirmed, the availability of such markers may eventually allow the prediction of outcome prior to commencement of radiotherapy, and thus allow modification of radiotherapy protocols to minimize adverse late effects, without compromising tumor control.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshActins-
dc.subject.meshBase Sequence-
dc.subject.meshBiopsy-
dc.subject.meshCytokines-
dc.subject.meshDNA Primers-
dc.subject.meshFibroblasts-
dc.subject.meshGene Expression-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshProto-Oncogene Proteins c-sis-
dc.subject.meshRNA, Messenger-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy-
dc.subject.meshReverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction-
dc.subject.meshSkin-
dc.titleDifferential expression of cytokine genes in fibroblasts derived from skin biopsies of patients who developed minimal or severe normal tissue damage after radiotherapy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChristie Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. steven.l.quarmby@man.ac.uken
dc.identifier.journalRadiation Researchen

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