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Medical Application and Radiobiology Research of Particle Radiation

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The biological effects of high-energy particles have always been an area worthy of attention. On the one hand, heavy ion therapy could offer advantages of biological and physical dose distributions, and higher relative biological effectiveness over conventional photon therapy for treatment of deep-seated ...

The biological effects of high-energy particles have always been an area worthy of attention. On the one hand, heavy ion therapy could offer advantages of biological and physical dose distributions, and higher relative biological effectiveness over conventional photon therapy for treatment of deep-seated tumors. Therefore, they were hailed as ideal cancer radiotherapy ion beam. On the other hand, there are unexpected applications of high-energy particles in the treatment of non-cancer diseases, botany and microbiology. The ground-based high-energy particles related biological studies have become irreplaceable in space biology researches due to its large sample size, controllable experimental factors, and low cost. In addition, the development of boron neutron therapy technology based on particle accelerators is also in the ascendant.

As the number of high-energy particles accelerators rapidly increases in last five years, and researches on the biological effects of high-energy particles have become more extensive and deeper. It is necessary to summarize the latest achievements in the field of biological effects of high-energy particles to promote exchanges between scientists around the world.

We hope to achieve three goals through this Research Topic. First, to introduce achievements and experiences in using high-energy particles to treat malignant tumors. Second, to summarize the recent influential research progress of high-energy particles radiobiology. Third, to review the latest research in the field of land-based space radiation biology.

The aims and scope is to summarize the past and present works of various high energy particle therapy and research centres in terms of operation, treatment and research. Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

• New progress in particle radiotherapy
• Advances in space radiation biology
• New directions in medical imaging research related to carbon ion/ proton therapy
• New insights into high-energy particles radiobiology
• Related research on boron neutron therapy


Keywords: particle radiotherapy, radiation breeding, medical proton, heavy ion accelerator, space radiation biology, boron neutron capture therapy


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31 March 2021 Abstract
30 June 2021 Manuscript

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