INFLUENCE OF OUT-OF-FIELD PHOTON BEAM RADIOTHERAPY TO THE CANCER CELL SURVIVAL
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of out-of-field photon beams radiotherapy to the cancer cell survival. In this study, HeLa and T24 cancer cells were irradiated with 6 MV and 10 MV photon beams in two different conditions, one with intercellular communication with the in-field cell and one without the communication. Cells survival was determined by clonogenic assay. In the presence of intercellular communication, the cell death was increased which indicate the presence of radiation induced bystander effects (RIBE). The effects were also dependent on the cell types and photon energy where the HeLa cells exhibit less survival compares to T24 cells and the effects were prominent at higher photon energy. This study demonstrates that the out-of-field cells in conjunction with RIBE plays important roles in the cells response towards megavoltage photon beam radiation therapy.