Heavy ions and X-rays in brain tumor treatment: acomparison of their biological effects on tissue slice cultures

M. Müller, F. Merz, M. Durante, V. Seifert, J. Rieger, M. Mittelbronn, P. Harter, I. Mishustin, I. Pshenichnov, F. Rödel, H. Stöcker, K. Schopow, F. Dehghani, G. Taucher-Scholz & I. Bechmann
Background: In this interdisciplinary project, the biological effects of heavy ions are compared to those of X-rays using tissue slice culture preparations from rodents and humans. Advantages of this biological model are the conservation of an organotypic environment and the independency from genetic[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]