АуториKnudsen, Helge V.
Holzscheiter, Michael H.
DeMarco, John J.
Iwamoto, Keisuke S.
Moller, Soren Pape
Petersen, Jorgen B.
Solberg, Timothy D.
Wouters, Bradly G.
CERN ACE Collaboration
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Radiotherapy is one of the most important means we have for the treatment of localised tumours. It is therefore essential to optimize the technique, and a lot of effort goes into this endeavour. Since the proposal by Wilson in 1946 [R.R. Wilson, Radiology use of fast protons, Radiology 47 (1946) 487.] that proton beams might be better than photon beams at inactivating cancer cells, hadron therapy has been developed in parallel with photon therapy and a substantial knowledge has been gained on the effects of pions, protons and heavy ions (mostly carbon ions). Here we discuss the recent measurements by the CERN ACE collaboration of the biological effects of antiprotons, and argue that these particles very likely are the optimal agents for radiotherapy. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Кључне речи:radiation therapy / antiproton / CERN
Извор:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 2008, 266, 3, 530-534
- 14th International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics, Aug 01-04, 2007, Univ Reading, Reading, England