Leukemia and irradiation

Journal Article

The therapeutic value of irradiation in leukemia is well recognized. Irradiation is used in a variety of ways to palliate symptoms as well as, in rare instances, with the intent of eradicating this disease. Of importance also is the leukemic potential of irradiation observed in human beings and achieved experimentally in animals. A review of this dual relationship, causal and therapeutic, between irradiation and leukemia, is the subject of this paper. In addition, preliminary experience with chemotherapy and cranial irradiation in acute leukemia in children is presented.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Montana, GS; McMillan, C

Published Date

  • 1973

Published In

  • North Carolina Medical Journal

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 785 - 788