Heavy particle radiotherapy at the University of California Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Clinical studies by the Northern California Oncology Group Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • At the university of California Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, patients have been irradiated for 10 years with heavy ions (He, C, Ne, Si). Due to the biologic efficacy of this type of radiation as well as the possibility of a precise dose application, the tumors can be irradiated with very high doses without exposing the surrounding tissues. The experience gained in the treatment of more than 800 patients is presented. It shows that this radiation can be used to localize tumors situated near to particularly radiosensitive organs such as skull base, paraspinal region, and the eye.

publication date

  • January 1987

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • ger

PubMed ID

  • 3101214

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 16

volume

  • 163

number

  • 1