Relative biological effectiveness of boron ions on human melanoma cells.

  title={Relative biological effectiveness of boron ions on human melanoma cells.},
  author={Lena M Persson and Margareta R Edgren and Bo Stenerl{\"o}w and Bengt K. Lind and I Hedl{\"o}f and Alexander Jernberg and A. E. F. H. Meijer and Anders Brahme},
  journal={International journal of radiation biology},
  volume={78 8},
PURPOSE To compare the difference in relative biological effectiveness (RBE) between (10)B ions and a (60)Co gamma-ray beam for human melanoma cells using in vitro cell survival based on a clonogenic assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cells were irradiated in vitro under aerobic conditions with (60)Co and (10)B ions with different linear energy transfer (LET) (40, 80 and 160 eV nm(-1)). The dose to the cells was determined using ferrous sulphate dosimetry and an ionisation chamber. The standard… CONTINUE READING


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