Innovations in Radiation Oncology

Overview

The book contains up-to-date reports of areas of growth in radiation oncology written for the practising radiation oncologist. Early chapters review conservative treatments that preserve the function and maintain or improve tumor control rates in breast, rectum, anus, head and neck, soft tissues and bones, and the eye. This is followed by a section dealing with extended field therapy encompassing total body irradiation, half body irradiation and systemic therapy with radionuclide-labelled antibodies. The ...
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Overview

The book contains up-to-date reports of areas of growth in radiation oncology written for the practising radiation oncologist. Early chapters review conservative treatments that preserve the function and maintain or improve tumor control rates in breast, rectum, anus, head and neck, soft tissues and bones, and the eye. This is followed by a section dealing with extended field therapy encompassing total body irradiation, half body irradiation and systemic therapy with radionuclide-labelled antibodies. The potential roles of three new diagnostic imaging technologies (CT, MRI and PET) in radiotherapy are considered. Various modifications of treatment are reviewed, including hyperfractionation, accelerated treatment, accelerated hyperfractionation and neutron therapy. Also discussed is the clinical use of adjuvants to radiotherapy, such as radiosensitizers, cytotoxic drugs, interstitial and external hyperthermia and bone fixation in metastatic disease. Current innovations for predicting tumor responses are described and a national survey of the quality of radiotherapy in the U.S.A. is reviewed. Finally, two chapters consider the quality of patient survival.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642831034
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/22/2011
  • Series: Medical Radiology / Radiation Oncology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

1 General Aspects.- 1.1 Quality of Treatment: An Overview of the Patterns of Care Study in Clinical Radiation Therapy.- 1.2 Predictive Assays.- 1.3 Quality of Survival.- 2 Conservation Therapy.- 2.1 Head and Neck.- 2.1.1 Functional Surgery and Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer.- 2.1.2 Uveal Melanoma: Conservative Treatment with Radiation Therapy.- 2.2 Breast.- 2.1.1 Conservative Therapy for Breast Cancer.- 2.2.2 Responses to Treatment and Quality of Life After Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer.- 2.3 Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- 2.3.1 UCLA Combined Modality Limb Salvage Prools for Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- 2.3.2 M.D. Anderson Hospital Experience.- 2.4 Rectum and Anal Canal.- 2.4.1 Conservative Management of Cancer of the Rectum.- 2.4.2 Treatment of Cancer of the Anal Canal.- 3 Extended Field Therapy.- 3.1 Total Body Irradiation for Bone Marrow Transplantation.- 3.2 Influence of Radiation Regimens on the Risk of Interstitial Pneumonitis in Leukemia Patients Treated with Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation.- 3.3 Total Lymphoid Irradiation for Immunosuppression.- 3.4 Half Body Radiotherapy.- 3.5 Targeted Radionuclides.- 4 Restricted Field Therapy.- 4.1 Intraoperative Radiotherapy.- 4.2 Precision Pencil-Beam Radiation Therapy for Pituitary Adenomas.- 4.3 Stereotaxic Interstitial Brachytherapy for Malignant Brain Tumors.- 4.4 Photodynamic Therapy.- 5 New Imaging Technologies and Radiotherapy.- 5.1 CT in Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning.- 5.2 The Potential Application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Radiation Oncology.- 5.3 Applications of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Tumor Management.- 6 Modified Fractionation.- 6.1 Hyperfractionation.- 6.2 Accelerated Fractionation.- 6.3 Accelerated Hyperfractionation.- 7 Drugs and Radiation.- 7.1 Sensitizers in Radiotherapy.- 7.2 Optimizing Combinations of Drugs and Radiation. The Interdigitated Alternating Regimen.- 8 Neutrons.- 8.1 Fast Neutron Therapy: Problems and Promise.- 9 Adjunctive Therapies.- 9.1 Externally Induced Hyperthermia.- 9.2 Interstitial Hyperthermia.- 9.3 Internal Fixation and Irradiation for Bone Metastases.
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