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Table 4 Distribution of patients according to expected radiation sensitivity after the irradiation of peripheral blood lymphocytes at 1, 2 and 8 Gy

From: Combined low initial DNA damage and high radiation-induced apoptosis confers clinical resistance to long-term toxicity in breast cancer patients treated with high-dose radiotherapy

Expected radiation sensitivity RIA 1 Gy RIA 2 Gy RIA 8 Gy
High (↑ DSB, ↓ RIA) 2 1 3
Intermediate* 13 15 10
Low (↓ DSB, ↑ RIA) 11 10 13
  26 26 26
  1. Abbreviations: DSB = DNA double-strand breaks; RIA = radiation-induced apoptosis
  2. *Intermediate: patients showing ↑ DSB, ↑ RIA; or ↓ DSB, ↓ RIA.