Radiation Oncology Advances

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

EditorSøren M. Bentzen, Paul M. Harari, T. Rockwell Mackie

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This book provides an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the exciting new developments shaping the current and future practice of radiation oncology. Advances in treatment planning and delivery, in biological targeted therapies combined with radiation and in functional and molecular imaging are all covered in a single volume. All of these advances are discussed by leading experts in the field and with a critical evaluation of their clinical relevance throughout.

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This book provides an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the exciting new developments shaping the current and future practice of radiation oncology. Advances in treatment planning and delivery, in biological targeted therapies combined with radiation and in functional and molecular imaging are all covered in a single volume. All of ...

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Radiation Oncology Advances provides a comprehensive overview of the exciting developments shaping the current and future practice of radiation oncology. Advances in treatment planning and delivery, in biological targeted therapies combined with radiation, and in functional and molecular imaging are all covered. The contributors are le...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:358 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387367438

ISBN - 13:9780387367439

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy.- Image Guided Radiotherapy and Adaptive conformal Radiotherapy.- Protons and Heavy Ions.- Advances in Brachytherapy.- Overview of Cancer Molecular Biology.- Targets of Relevance in Radiotherapy.- New Targeted Drugs.- Advances in Imaging and Biologically-Based Treatment Planning.- Overview of Fractionation.- Dose Painting and Theragnostic Imaging.- Imaging Advances: PET, MRI.- Prognostic and Predictive Markers.- Combination Chemoradiotherapy Advances.- Combining Targeted Drugs with Radiotherapy.- Cytoprotection and Normal Tissue Protection Advances.- Summary of Clinical Applications of Advanced Radiotherapy.- Index.

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From the reviews:"Major advances in radiation oncology ... are reviewed in this book. ... Resident, attending and practicing radiation oncologists are the intended audience. The authors are respected radiation oncology practitioners and researchers. ... This excellent account of the major recent advances in radiation oncology is well written and edited. ... It is useful for both practicing and in-training radiation oncologists." (Jyoti Mayadev, Doody's Review Service, December, 2008)