Paste may prevent scarring from cancer radiation therapy

Ninety-five percent of cancer patients receiving radiation therapy experience dermatitis, a buildup of scar tissue in the area the treatment is being applied. For some patients, the side effect causes them to stop treatment. Scientists at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine found a paste prevented the development of scar tissue in mice when they were exposed to radiation levels similar to those used to treat cancer.

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