Evidence for a Tumoricidal Dose Level in the Radiotherapy of Hodgkin ' s Disease 1

disease tends to recur in a treated field with a frequency which is inversely related to dose and approaches zero at a dose of approximately 4000 rads, delivered at the rate of about 1000 rads/week. Such doses make the use of megavoltage X-ray beams mandatory to avoid severe skin reactions, but are other wise well tolerated by the normal tissues. The… CONTINUE READING