An Overview on Radiotherapy: From Its History to Its Current Applications in Dermatology

Authors

  • Serena Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Roberto Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome 00192
  • Uwe Wollina Krankenhaus Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Dresden, Sachsen
  • Jacopo Lotti G. Marconi University, Department of Nuclear Physics, Subnuclear and Radiation, Rome
  • Georgi Tchernev Medical Institute of the Ministry of Interior, Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery; Onkoderma, Private Clinic for Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology and Surgery, Sofia 1407
  • Torello Lotti Universitario di Ruolo, Dipartimento di Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Dermatology, Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome 00186

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.122

Keywords:

radiotherapy, historical evolution, therapeutic option, cancers, cutaneous malignant diseases

Abstract

For more than a century, radiotherapy has been an effective treatment for oncologic patients. The Authors report a brief history of the radiation therapy and its actual indication for the treatments of cutaneous malignant diseases.

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Published

2017-07-18

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Gianfaldoni S, Gianfaldoni R, Wollina U, Lotti J, Tchernev G, Lotti T. An Overview on Radiotherapy: From Its History to Its Current Applications in Dermatology. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 18 [cited 2023 Feb. 4];5(4):521-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.122

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