The relationship between in vitro radiation sensitivity and colony-forming efficiency has been examined for primary human tumors of the cervix, colorectum, and lymph gland. Tumors were cultured using the Courtenay-Mills soft agar clonogenic assay and radiosensitivity was assessed as surviving fraction at 2 Gy. There was no correlation between colony-forming efficiency and surviving fraction at 2 Gy, giving confidence to the use of surviving fraction at 2 Gy as a predictor of clinical outcome.
Lack of a Relationship between Colony-Forming Efficiency and Surviving Fraction at 2 Gy
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C. M. L. West, S. E. Davidson, C. Pool, R. D. James, P. F. Schofield; Lack of a Relationship between Colony-Forming Efficiency and Surviving Fraction at 2 Gy. Radiat Res 1 May 1991; 126 (2): 260–263. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3577827
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