Therapeutic effect of oral recombinant human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor in radiotherapy-induced esophagitis

Koc M., Onuk M., Koruk M., Memik F.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.50, no.53, pp.1297-1300, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 53
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Page Numbers: pp.1297-1300


Background/Aims: Radiation-induced esophagitis is one of the most important early side effects of irradiation of chest, and head and neck malignancies. This condition often leads to interruption of radiotherapy for several days. An effective treatment for reducing the incidence and, severity of this complication has not yet been found: We aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of rhGM-CSF, on radiation-induced esophagitis in the patients with chest or head and neck malignancies.