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Second primary cancers and cardiovascular disease are two of the most important late effects of radiation therapy. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report No. 170, Second Primary Cancers and Cardiovascular Disease After Radiation Therapy, provides a comprehensive assessment of the risk of these effects following radiation therapy, which is especially high among juvenile and adolescent radiation therapy patients. The report describes complex epidemiologic and dosimetric issues surrounding past, conventional, and new radiation therapy modalities, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy and particle-beam therapy.
See the press release. The publication will be available soon on the NCRP website.