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The obvious objective of radiotherapy of cancer is to achieve an effective dose to the malignant cells without undue damage to nearby normal tissues. The 30 chapters of this symposium cover admirably what is known about radiation effects in normal tissues and include some valuable insights on how this information may be used in radiation therapy. The multiple authors represent a high level of competence and a suitable mix of basic investigators and clinical therapists. A group of statements from invited discussants make distinctly valuable points; brief recorded informal discussions are also included.
The initial chapters present concepts in radiobiology;
Radiation Effect and Tolerance, Normal Tissue: Basic Concepts in Radiation Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-167_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):167.
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