A challenge to traditional radiation oncology.

  title={A challenge to traditional radiation oncology.},
  author={John F. Fowler and Wolfgang A. Tom{\'e} and J. D. Fenwick and Minesh P. Mehta},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={60 4},
PURPOSE To investigate and compare the biologically effective doses, equivalent doses in 2-Gy fractions, log tumor cells killed, and late effects that can be estimated for the large fractions in short overall times that are now being delivered in various clinically used schedules in several countries for the treatment of cancer in human lungs, liver, and kidney. METHODS AND MATERIALS Linear quadratic (LQ) modeling is employed with only the standard assumptions that tumor alpha/beta ratio is… CONTINUE READING