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Radiation mitigating properties of the lignan component in flaxseed

  • Ralph Pietrofesa1,
  • Jason Turowski1,
  • Sonia Tyagi1,
  • Floyd Dukes1,
  • Evguenia Arguiri1,
  • Theresa M Busch2,
  • Shannon M Gallagher-Colombo2,
  • Charalambos C Solomides3,
  • Keith A Cengel2 and
  • Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou1Email author
BMC Cancer201313:179

Received: 25 October 2012

Accepted: 19 March 2013

Published: 4 April 2013

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Original Submission
25 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - sanath kumar
17 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Douglas Spitz
8 Feb 2013 Author responded Author comments - Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
4 Apr 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-13-179

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania, 3615 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, USA
Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
Department of Pathology, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA