Keynote address: the scientific basis of the present and future practice of clinical radiotherapy.

@article{Fletcher1983KeynoteAT,
  title={Keynote address: the scientific basis of the present and future practice of clinical radiotherapy.},
  author={G. H. Fletcher},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={1073-82}
}
  • G. H. Fletcher
  • Published 1983 in
    International journal of radiation oncology…
At mid-century radiotherapy was more an art than a science, but is presently based on radiobiological parameters and cell kinetics. This close interaction between basic scientific principles and clinical practice has been made possible because one can correlate quantitatively doses of irradiation with observed responses. First, a short historical review will be made because it gives a perspective for the understanding both of progress made and prevailing misconceptions. The important… CONTINUE READING