Physics of ion beam cancer therapy: a multiscale approach.

  title={Physics of ion beam cancer therapy: a multiscale approach.},
  author={Andrey V. Solov'yov and Eugene Surdutovich and Emanuele Scifoni and Igor Mishustin and Walter Greiner},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={79 1 Pt 1},
We propose a multiscale approach to understand the physics related to ion-beam cancer therapy. It allows the calculation of the probability of DNA damage as a result of irradiation of tissues with energetic ions, up to 430 MeV/u. This approach covers different scales, starting from the large scale, defined by the ion stopping, followed by a smaller scale, defined by secondary electrons and radicals, and ending with the shortest scale, defined by interactions of secondaries with the DNA. We… CONTINUE READING

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