Biological Gain of Carbon-ion Radiotherapy for the Early Response of Tumor Growth Delay and against Early Response of Skin Reaction in Mice

Author(s)

Abstract

The biological effectiveness of carbon ions relative to γ rays (RBE) was compared between the tumor growth delay and an early skin reaction of syngeneic mice. The RBE was larger for a tumor than skin when irradiated with large doses of high-LET (linear energy transfer) carbon ions. The intra-track damage (a term of a linear quadratic model) of a tumor and skin increased equally with an increase of the LET, while the inter-track damage (β term) of skin alone increased with the LET. These data provide evidence that high-LET radiotherapy could achieve therapeutic gain by minimizing the difference in response to fractionated irradiation between the tumor and normal tissue.<br>

Journal

  • Journal of Radiation Research

    Journal of Radiation Research 46(1), 51-57, 2005-03-25

    Journal of Radiation Research Editorial Committee

References:  30

Cited by:  8

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110004041095
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00705792
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    04493060
  • NDL Article ID
    7290578
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS45(科学技術--医学--放射線医学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-P232
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE  NDL-Digital 
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