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By Joel E. Tepper, Leonard L. Gunderson

First Prize winner, Oncology publication type, British clinical organization 2012 scientific ebook Competition
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Phillips and Tolmach79 were the first to propose this repair-fixation or “competition” model to explain PLDR. Admittedly, some of these postirradiation conditions are not likely to be encountered in vivo, but slow growth of cells in general, with or without a large fraction of resting cells, is a common characteristic of intact tissues. 81 Experiments using rodent tumors were modeled after comparable studies using plateau phase cells in culture, that is, a “delayed plating” assay was used. For such an experiment, the protocol involves irradiating the cell culture or animal tumor and then leaving the cells of interest in a confluent state (either in the over­ crowded cell culture or in the intact tumor in the animal) for varying lengths of time before removing them, dissociating them into single cell suspensions, and plating the cells for clonogenic survival at a low density.

It is the microdosimetric pattern of that energy deposition, that is, the spacing or density of the ionization events, that determines biologic effectiveness; this quantity— the average energy deposited locally per unit length of the ionizing particle’s track—is termed its linear energy transfer or LET. LET is a function both of the charge and the mass of the ionizing particle. For example, photons set in motion fast elec­ trons that have a net negative charge but a negligible mass. Neutrons on the other hand give rise to recoil protons or α-particles that possess one or two positive charges, respec­ tively, and are orders of magnitude more massive than elec­ trons.

27 2. 27 3. The survival increase between split doses is a manifes­ tation of the regeneration of the shoulder of the radia­ tion survival curve. After an initial radiation dose and an adequate time interval for SLDR, the response of surviving cells to graded additional doses is nearly identical to that obtained from cells without previous radiation exposure. Thus the width of the shoulder of a survival curve (its extrapolation number, n, using the target theory model; or, conversely, the α/β ratio using the linear-quadratic model) came to be associated with the capacity of the cells for recovery from sublethal damage.

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