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Decreasing the Toxicity of Radiation Therapy: Radioprotectors and Radiomitigators Being Developed by the National Cancer Institute Through Small Business Innovation Research Contracts.

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Summary of "Decreasing the Toxicity of Radiation Therapy: Radioprotectors and Radiomitigators Being Developed by the National Cancer Institute Through Small Business Innovation Research Contracts."

The use of radioprotectors and radiomitigators could improve the therapeutic index of radiation therapy. With the intention of accelerating translation of radiation-effect modulators (radioprotectors and mitigators), the Radiation Research Program (RRP) and SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Development Center within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued four Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from 2010 to 2013. Twelve SBIR contract awards in total were made in response to the four RFPs from September 2011 through September 2014. Here, we provide an update on the status of SBIR contract projects for the development of radiation-effect modulators.

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Name: International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
ISSN: 1879-355X
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