Fast Neutrons and High-LET Particles in Cancer Therapy

  • Rita Engenhart-Cabillic
  • André Wambersie
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. S. Vynckier, R. Schmidt
    Pages 1-30
  3. A. Krüll, R. Schwarz, S. Brackrock, R. Engenhart-Cabillic, P. Huber, F. J. Prott et al.
    Pages 88-99
  4. R. Schwarz, A. Krüll, A. Lessel, R. Englenhart-Cabillic, A. Favre, F. J. Prott et al.
    Pages 100-112
  5. R. Engenhart-Cabillic, J. Debus, F. J. Prott, R. Pötter, K. H. Höver, N. Breteau et al.
    Pages 113-124
  6. K. L. Lindsley, P. Cho, K. J. Stelzer, W.-J. Koh, M. Austin-Seymour, K. J. Russell et al.
    Pages 125-136
  7. N. Breteau, M. Demasure, J. Lescrainier, R. Sabbattier, P. Michenet
    Pages 148-155
  8. L. Cohen
    Pages 156-169
  9. J. Debus, O. Jäckel, G. Kraft, M. Wannenmacher
    Pages 170-182
  10. R. Gahbauer, N. Gupta, T. Blue, J. Goodman, R. Barth, J. Grecula et al.
    Pages 183-209
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 210-218

About these proceedings


Fast neutron therapy was introduced in London in 1970. The book gives an overview of the developments of the past 28 years, assesses the results of fast neutron treatment, and reviews the compiled clinical data worldwide. The authors describe the radiobiological profile of the neutron beams and evaluate the neutron RBE for secondary cancer induction, they introduce heavy-ion therapy, which combines high physical selectivity with the biological advantages of high-LET radiation for some tumor types, and finally they describe the very recent developments in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).


Radiobiologie Therapie mit schweren Ionen Tumor cancer cancer therapy carcinoma cell heavy-ion therapy radiation radiobiology radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Rita Engenhart-Cabillic
    • 1
  • André Wambersie
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinisches Zentrum für Radiologie Abteilung für StrahlentherapieUniversität MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Cliniques Universitaires St.-LucUniversité Catholique de LouvainBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78776-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78774-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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