Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

Techniques and Clinical Implementation

  • David E. Wazer
  • Douglas W. Arthur
  • Frank A. Vicini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Douglas W. Arthur, Frank A. Vicini, David E. Wazer
    Pages 17-30
  3. Martin E. Keisch, Frank A. Vicini
    Pages 129-142
  4. Yasmin Hasan, Frank A. Vicini
    Pages 143-162
  5. Bruce Thomadsen, Rupak Das
    Pages 179-196
  6. Mark J. Rivard, Alphonse G. Taghian, David E. Wazer
    Pages 197-206
  7. Rakesh R. Patel
    Pages 207-225
  8. Csaba Polgár, Tibor Major, Vratislav Strnad, Peter Niehoff, Oliver J. Ott, György Kovács
    Pages 227-245
  9. Joseph R. Kelley, Douglas W. Arthur
    Pages 263-272
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 273-277

About this book

Introduction

Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) is being rapidly introduced into the clinical management of early breast cancer. APBI, in fact, encompasses a number of different techniques and approaches that include brachytherapy, intraoperative, and external beam techniques. There is currently no single source that describes these techniques and their clinical implementation. This text will be a concise handbook designed to assist the clinician in the implementation of APBI. This will include a review of the principles that underlie APBI, a practical and detailed description of each technique for APBI, a review of current clinical results of APBI, and a review of the incidence and management of treatment related complications.

Keywords

Acceclerated Partial Breast Irradiation CT anatomy brachytherapy breast cancer cancer clinical trial complications computed tomography (CT) radiation radiation oncology radiobiology radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Wazer
    • 1
  • Douglas W. Arthur
    • 2
  • Frank A. Vicini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology, Tufts-New England Medical CenterTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyVirginia Commonwealth University Medical CenterRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyWilliam Beaumont HospitalRoyal OakUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-28203-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-28202-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28203-7
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