Researchers look to radiotherapy to treat severe cases of COVID-19

Several trials exploring radiation’s potential as a treatment for critically ill patients with COVID-19 are underway in the United States.“COVID-19 patients often demonstrate a cytokine storm secondary to overactivation of the body’s own immune system,” Arnab Chakravarti, MD, chair of radiation oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, told Healio Primary Care. “Administering ultra-low-dose radiation through high-energy X-ray beams may tamp down theseRead More

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