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Radiotherapy is an established modality in cancer treatment alone or in combination with other modalities such as surgery and chemotherapy. Although radiotherapy is employed to improve the quality of life (QoL), its association with several side effects remains a clinical challenge. Several studies have shown that treatment-related symptoms and side effects increased in general during radiotherapy due to inflammation and cytotoxic damage, eventually leading to unnecessary treatment interruptions or delays. Studies have shown that prolonged radiotherapy treatment time is associated with worse overall survival and poor quality of life among cancer patients undergoing treatment. This chapter explores the benefits of using rice bran arabinoxylan (Biobran) as a supportive treatment for cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. This chapter also aims to analyze its impact on clinical outcomes based on several factors, including, but not limited to, hematologic parameters, nutritional status, treatment-related toxicities, and QoL. As of writing, only a few articles have been published on rice bran arabinoxylan’s effects on cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.

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Flores, J.A.S., Pineda, J.C. (2023). Radiation Therapy. In: Pak, S.C., Ooi, S.L., Micalos, P.S., Ghoneum, M.H. (eds) Modified Rice Bran Arabinoxylan . Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-5735-2_7

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