Molecular Aspects of Radiation Biology

  • Peter PeschkeEmail author
  • Günther H. Hartmann
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB, volume 1)


The application of molecular biology to radiobiology and radiation oncology has considerably improved our understanding of cellular radiation responses of both tumor and normal cells. With the current rapid developments in molecular and cellular biology a clear need exists to integrate this knowledge into basic and preclinical research in radiation oncology. Consequently, molecular radiation biology/oncology will thus provide tools to develop new strategies of individualized therapy and molecular targeting in modern radiation oncology, which eventually will result in the improvement of tumor responses and a reduction of normal tissue reactions.


Nucleotide Excision Repair Base Excision Repair Linear Energy Transfer Normal Tissue Reaction Molecular Radiation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyGerman Cancer Research Center, Research Program Imaging and RadiooncologyHeidelbergGermany

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