Radiation Injury/Radiation Dermatitis

Radiation Injury and Radiation Dermatitis

Skin’s reaction to insult from radiation, commonly referred to as Cutaneous Radiation Injury (CRI) or radiation dermatitis, is currently an un-solved issue.  Unfortunately, radiation exposure is a real threat in today’s world.  Additionally, cancer survivors who undergo radiation therapy treatment often experience at least some degree of CRI during the course of treatment.  Radiation dermatitis may become so severe as to necessitate interruption or cessation of radiation therapy.  No current standards of care exist for CRI/radiation dermatitis.  A wide variety of products have been used to treat this injury with little or no evidence to support their use.

Pre-Clinical Models Show:

  • Provides a barrier function to protect the injured skin
  • Absorbs excess wound exudate