Ovarian Cancer Radiosensitivity: What Have We Understood So Far?

Amelia Barcellini, Alexandra Charalampopoulou, Loris De Cecco, Andrei Fodor, Emanuela Rabaiotti, Giorgio Candotti, Simona Secondino, Angelica Facoetti, Laura Deborah Locati, Sandro Pignata, Ester Orlandi, Giorgia Mangili

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Radiotherapy has been increasingly considered as an active treatment to combine with other approaches (i.e., surgery, chemotherapy, and novel target-based drugs) in ovarian cancers to palliate symptoms and/or to prolong chemotherapy-free intervals. This narrative review aimed to summarize the current knowledge of the radiosensitivity/radioresistance of ovarian cancer which remains the most lethal gynecological cancer worldwide. Indeed, considering the high rate of recurrence in and out of the radiotherapy fields, in the era of patient-tailored oncology, elucidating the mechanisms of radiosensitivity and identifying potential radioresistance biomarkers could be crucial in guiding clinical decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • ovarian cancer
  • radiation
  • radiobiology
  • radioresistance
  • radiosensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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