Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 91–92 | Cite as

In vitro radiosensitivity of human medulloblastoma cell lines

  • T. J. McMillan
Letter to the Editor


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. McMillan
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiotherapy Research UnitInstitute of Cancer ResearchSuttonUK

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