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Radiogenomics: the search for genetic predictors of radiotherapy response. Future Oncol 2014 Dec;10(15):2391-406



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2-s2.0-84920023936 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   58 Citations


'Radiogenomics' is the study of genetic variation associated with response to radiotherapy. Radiogenomics aims to uncover the genes and biologic pathways responsible for radiotherapy toxicity that could be targeted with radioprotective agents and; identify genetic markers that can be used in risk prediction models in the clinic. The long-term goal of the field is to develop single nucleotide polymorphism-based risk models that can be used to stratify patients to more precisely tailored radiotherapy protocols. The field has evolved over the last two decades in parallel with advances in genomics, moving from narrowly focused candidate gene studies to large, collaborative genome-wide association studies. Several confirmed genetic variants have been identified and the field is making progress toward clinical translation.

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Kerns SL, West CM, Andreassen CN, Barnett GC, Bentzen SM, Burnet NG, Dekker A, De Ruysscher D, Dunning A, Parliament M, Talbot C, Vega A, Rosenstein BS


Sarah L. Kerns PhD Associate Professor in the Radiation Oncology department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Genome-Wide Association Study
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Radiation Injuries