Initial proton RBE measurements within the distal fall-off of a SOBP and the relevance to radiotherapy

V. Nazaryan, R. Britten, C. Keppel, S. B. Klein, D. Nichiporov, M. Wolanski, X. Nie & J. George
Background: Protons differ from conventional radiation (photons, electrons) aside from the difference in physical depth dose profile (the Bragg peak) in their effectiveness in achieving a given biological effect. Theoretical predictions indicate clinically relevant increase in relative biological effectiveness[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]