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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Quantifying and improving radiotherapy outcomes among Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Reid Thompson

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $529,825
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


For more than a century, radiation has been used as an effective therapeutic modality for many different cancers and other diseases. Today, radiation therapy is clinically indicated for more than half of all cancer patients, with the ability to provide cure, local or regional control, and symptomatic palliation depending upon the clinical context. However, radiation can leave a lasting mark on the normal tissues left behind. In particular, it has long been known that ionizing radiation can promo...

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