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to take the RABEX Demo
, a free sample exam with one question per category for a total of 31
questions. The RABEX Demo
follows the ABR Guidelines
for "The Radiation & Cancer Biology"
syllabus, exact table of content and it is similar in questions and format to the full exam
which is 200
questions and 200
minutes long. Institution
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Click here to view: Table of Contents, RABEX Future & History
The purpose of RABEX: The Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice Examination is to supplement the training of radiation oncology residents by providing an
educational resource to help guide residents in the study of cancer and radiation
biology. It is anticipated that The Radiation and Cancer Biology Practice
Examination will also assist residents and board eligible radiation oncologists in preparation for the
cancer and radiation biology section of the cognitive exam administered by the
American Board of Radiology for certification in radiation oncology.
Well into its second decade of existence, RABEX continues to be a unique and important educational
tool for the certification and continuous education of residents and senior radiation oncologists. The
present edition of RABEX follows the original goals defined in the 1990ís by Drs. J. D. Chapman, S.
Shahabi, L. R. Coia, and B. Corn. However, due to the increase in knowledge in the field of biology and
the rapid development of electronic distribution of information, RABEX needed to be updated to match
these challenges. The ultimate goal of the present edition is to maintain its level of excellence with
relevant updates in topics and contents.
The topics included in the RABEX practice examination continue to be based upon those listed by
the American Board of Radiology for the cognitive exam in radiation and cancer biology. Also, the number
of questions in each section reflects the ABR's relative weight for each topic. Therefore, this practice
examination provides guidance for residents and senior radiation oncologists in their preparation for
the initial radiation oncology certification examination as well as to demonstrate cognitive expertise in
radiation biology required for maintenance of certification.
The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions in, ABR format: Molecular
mechanisms of DNA damage and repair; chromosome and chromatid damage; mechanisms
of cell death; cell survival models; LET and RBE; oxygen effect; repair at the
cellular level; tumor microenvironment; cell and tissue kinetics; molecular signaling;
cancer biology; total body irradiation; clinical and mechanistic responses to
radiation of normal tissues; therapeutic ratio; time, dose and fractionation;
brachytherapy; alternative radiation modalities; chemotherapeutic agents; radiosensitizers,
bioreductive drugs and radioprotectors; hyperthermia; radiation carcinogenesis;
heritable effects of radiation; radiation effects in the developing embryo; radiation
protection, Molecular Techniques used in Radiation and Cancer Biology, & Molecular Imaging.
The answer, along with an explanation and
appropriate reference, will
be provided for each question.
Marcelo Vazquez, MD, PhD
Loma Linda University, Radiation Medicine
Siamak Shahabi, PhD
Rabex Organization & Advanced Medical Publishing, Inc.
Marcelo Vazquez, PhD, Lead, Clinical
Translational Radiobiology Research Dept. of Radiation Medicine Loma
Linda University Medical Center, CA, Gary Y. Yang, MD, Editor-in-
Chief, Journal of
Gastrointestinal Oncology (JGO), President, Society for
Gastrointestinal Oncology (SGO), Department of Radiation
Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma
Linda, CA, Omar Y. Mian, MD, PhD, Department of Translational Hematology & Oncology Research (THOR) | Department of Radiation Oncology | Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Kathryn Huber, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology, Director, Department of Radiation
Oncology, Radiation Oncology Training Program, Tufts
Medical Center, Boston, MA, Erica Bell, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology, Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology Training Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Jessica Fleming, PhD, Radiation Oncology, Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology Training Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Mark Ritter, MD, University of Wisconsin, Department of Radiation Oncology, Madison, WI, Minesh Metha, MD, Deputy director and chief of Radiation Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, Richar Miller, PhD, University of Chicago, Chicago, Cell Biology, Cancer Research, Accelerator Physics, & Siamak Shahabi, PhD, Chief-Technical Editor, Rabex Organization & Advanced Medical Publishing, Inc., and Cancer-Matrix Manual, USA.
Past Contributors: 1995-1999
J.D. Chapman, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Joan Allalunis-Turner, PhD, Paul C. Billings, PhD, David A. Boothman, PhD, J. Martin Brown, PhD, Lawrence R. Coia, MD, William C. Dewey, PhD, Evan B. Douple, PhD, Richard P. Hill, PhD, Clifton C. Ling, PhD, Luka Milas, PhD, William F. Morgan, PhD., Colin G. Orton, PhD, Mark A. Ritter, MD, PhD, Sara Rockwell, Barry S. Rosenstein, PhD, Joseph L. Roti Roti, PhD, Craig W. Stevens, MD, Beverly A. Teicher, PhD, E. Day Werts, PhD, & H. Rodney Withers, PhD.