4: Relative carcinogenesis of neutrons on humans using paediatric data



WP4 will:

  • Develop a methodology for reconstruction of neutron dose and energy outside the treatment volume in proton therapy patients;
  • Develop a predictive neutron dose-risk model in order to validate neutron RBE values using proton therapy data;
  • Proof of principle study for validation of neutron dose-risk model using paediatric radiotherapy data;
  • Design and if possible initiate a prospective multi-centre epidemiological study to validate neutron RBE models and investigate more general tumorigenesis risks from neutrons.


Workpackage leader


Prof. Anthony Lomax

Paul Scherrer Institute