Relative Biological Effect/Linear Energy Transfer in Proton Beam Therapy: A Primer

S. L. Gulliford*, K. M. Prise

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Abstract

Proton beam therapy is a rapidly developing tool in cancer treatment. This educational piece will outline the key physical, biological and clinical parameters that give a basic understanding of the radiobiology of proton therapy (Figure 1). In particular, it will focus on the important parameters of linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE).
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Oncology
Early online date10 Jul 2019
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Publication statusEarly online date - 10 Jul 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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