Fast neutron therapy was introduced in London in 1970. The book gives an overview of the developments of the past 28 years, assesses the results of fast neutron treatment, and reviews the compiled clinical data worldwide. The authors describe the radiobiological profile of the neutron beams and evaluate the neutron RBE for secondary cancer induction, they introduce heavy-ion therapy, which combines high physical selectivity with the biological advantages of high-LET radiation for some tumor types, and finally they describe the very recent developments in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).
Table of Contents
The Physical Basis for Radiotherapy with Neutrons.- Specification of Radiation Quality in Fast Neutron Therapy: Microdosimetric and Radiobiological Approach.- Relative Biological Effectiveness of Neutrons for Cancer Induction and Other Late Effects: A Review of Radiobiological Data.- Neutron Therapy in Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors: Results at European Centers.- European Results of Neutron Therapy in Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Use of Neutron Therapy in the Management of Locally Advanced Nonresectable Primary or Recurrent Rectal Cancer.- Fast Neutrons in Prostatic Adenocarcinomas: Worldwide Clinical Experience.- The Role of Fast Neutrons in the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck: The European Experience.- Sacrococcygeal Chordomas: Potential Role of High-LET Therapy.- Complications of Fast Neutron Therapy.- Is There a Role for Heavy Ion Beam Therapy?.- Boron Neutron Capture Therapy: Principles and Potential.- Subject Index.-