Radiation Injury and Carcinogenesis

  • A. R. Kennedy
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 67)


Radiation is known to be a universal carcinogen, capable of causing cancer in most mammalian tissues (1). The specific type of radiation injury which leads to cancer, however, is still unknown; many hypotheses for the mechanism of radiation induced cancer are discussed elsewhere (1).


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  • A. R. Kennedy
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  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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