The comparative tumorigenic effects of fission neutrons and cobalt-60 gamma rays in the B6CF1 mouse.

@article{Grahn1992TheCT,
  title={The comparative tumorigenic effects of fission neutrons and cobalt-60 gamma rays in the B6CF1 mouse.},
  author={Douglas Grahn and Louise Lombard and Bruce A. Carnes},
  journal={Radiation research},
  year={1992},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={19-36}
}
In the period from 1971 to 1986, both sexes of the B6CF1 (C57BL/6 x BALB/c) mouse were exposed at 110 +/- 7 days of age to single, 24 once-weekly or 60 once-weekly doses of fission neutrons or 60Co gamma rays. A small group of males was also exposed to gamma rays for 22 h/day, 5 days/week, for either 23 or 59 weeks, the elapsed times for the 24 and 60 once-weekly series. All mice were followed for their natural lifetimes. A gross pathology report is available on 32,000 animals, and a… CONTINUE READING