Generalization of the Local Effect Model – Biological Treatment Planning from Protons to Carbon Ions

T. Elsässer, M. Durante & M. Scholz
Background: Charged particle cancer therapy exploits the beneficial physical and biological properties of ions for a highly tumour conform irradiation. A major hindrance for a widespread use of this radiotherapy modality is the uncertainty in the biological effectiveness of the ions. The Local Effect[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]