NEOPLASMS OF THE LUNG: Edited by Alan M. Fein and David E. OstA contemporary review of radiation pneumonitisUllah, Tofuraa; Patel, Harshb; Pena, Grace M.b; Shah, Rakeshc; Fein, Alan M.a,b,dAuthor Information aDepartment of Clinical Research bDepartment of Pulmonary Medicine, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York cDepartment of Radiology dDepartment of Pulmonary, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, New York, USA Correspondence to Tofura Ullah, MD, Department of Clinical Research, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY 11418, USA. Tel: +1 718 206 5828; fax: +1 718 206 5805; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: July 2020 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 321-325 doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000682 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The current article reviews recent literature and summarizes the current understanding, diagnosis, risk, predictors, and management of radiation pneumonitis. Recent findings We discuss the different parameters that contribute to radiation toxicity, the potential biomarkers that predict the risk, and mitigators of radiation pneumonitis. Summary Radiotherapy aims to provide care and a better quality of life in cancer patients however with complications. Radiation pneumonitis is important to recognize to appropriately plan and care for this population. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.