Literature on magnetic fields (MF) and gene expression, as well as on DNA damage, supports
the hypothesis that electromagnetic energy may act at atomic level influencing genetic stability.
According to quantum physics, MF act on the interconversion of singlet and triplet spin states, and
therefore on genetic instability, activating oxidative processes connected to biological free radicals
formation, particularly ROS. In the above frame, the results of in vitro and in vivo laboratory trials
have been analyzed. The use of a static MF amplitude modulated by 50 Hz MF, with a time average
total intensity of 5.5 mT, has been shown to influence tumor cell functions such as cell proliferation,
apoptosis, p53 expression, inhibition of tumor growth and prolongation of survival in animals, evidence
that MF can be more effective than chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide) in inhibiting metastatic spread and
growth, having synergistic activity with chemotherapy (Cis-platin), and no observable side effects or toxicity in animals
or in humans. The beneficial biological/clinical effects observed, without any adverse effects, have been confirmed
by various authors and augur well for the potentiality of this new approach to treat genetically based diseases
like cancer. Further studies are needed to develop a quantum physics approach to biology, allowing a stable bridge to
be built between atomic and cellular levels, therefore developing quantum biology.