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Front. Oncol., 18 February 2016 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2016.00032

Corrigendum: A Simpler Energy Transfer Efficiency Model to Predict Relative Biological Effect for Protons and Heavier Ions

  • Department of Oncology, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, Oxford, UK

A corrigendum on

A Simpler Energy Transfer Efficiency Model to Predict Relative Biological Effect for Protons and Heavier Ions
by Jones B. Front Oncol (2015) 5:184. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2015.00184

An error was caused by inaccurate transcription of one equation from the computer programmes in the above paper (1). On page 4 of the above article, in the paragraph before Eq. 9, the biological ‘inefficiency’ should be expressed by (LETx − LETU)/(LETx − LETC), that is the local energy deposition (LETx) in excess of the maximum efficiency energy deposition (LETU), divided by the local energy deposition that exceeds that imparted by the control radiation (LETC).

This means that Eq. 9 should be modified to be:

αH=αL+(1LETxLETULETxLETC)(αUαL)

The author apologises for this error, although is pleased to state that the graphical displays were all achieved using the correct equation as given above.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The author declares that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Reference

1. Jones BA. Simpler energy transfer efficiency model to predict relative biological effect for protons and heavier ions. Front Oncol (2015) 5:184. doi:10.3389/fonc.2015.00184

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Keywords: RBE, protons, ions, radiotherapy, radiobiology

Citation: Jones B (2016) Corrigendum: A Simpler Energy Transfer Efficiency Model to Predict Relative Biological Effect for Protons and Heavier Ions. Front. Oncol. 6:32. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00032

Received: 14 December 2015; Accepted: 31 January 2016;
Published: 18 February 2016

Edited and Reviewed by: Francis A. Cucinotta, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA

Copyright: © 2016 Jones. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Bleddyn Jones, bleddyn.jones@oncology.ox.ac.uk