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Z. Alfassi Ben Gurion University of the Negev Department of Nuclear Engineering Beer Sheva Israel

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Abstract  

The possibility of (n, γ) reaction for cancer therapy is discussed in connection with gadolinium due to its exceptionally high cross section. It is argued that the therapeutic effect is not only due to Auger electrons but also to the recoil of the Gd atom. If the Gd atom is bound to the DNA it will cause several raptures in the same DNA molecule leading to death of the cancerous cells.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)