Radiation Therapy Techniques and Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

  • Jennifer R. Bellon
  • Julia S. Wong
  • Shannon M. MacDonald
  • Alice Y. Ho

Part of the Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology book series (PGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rachel C. Blitzblau, Sua Yoo, Janet K. Horton
    Pages 1-15
  3. Kathleen C. Horst, Nataliya Kovalchuk, Carol Marquez
    Pages 17-27
  4. Jean Wright, Sook Kien Ng, Oren Cahlon
    Pages 29-39
  5. Kimberly S. Corbin, Robert W. Mutter
    Pages 41-60
  6. Rachel B. Jimenez
    Pages 61-77
  7. Carmen Bergom, Adam Currey, An Tai, Jonathan B. Strauss
    Pages 79-97
  8. Vishruta Dumane, Licheng Kuo, Linda Hong, Alice Y. Ho
    Pages 99-118
  9. Nicolas Depauw, Mark Pankuch, Estelle Batin, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Oren Cahlon, Shannon M. MacDonald
    Pages 119-144
  10. Tracy Sherertz, Chris J. Diederich
    Pages 145-158

About this book


This book addresses the day-to-day treatment planning issues that radiation oncologists are likely to encounter during the treatment of breast cancer patients and provides numerous practical “tips” that will assist in navigation of the treatment planning process, from delineation of the tumor boundaries to discrimination of adjacent normal tissues and critical structures at risk of radiation injury. Differences in target delineation and treatment planning according to technique are emphasized, with coverage of conventional radiation therapy and advanced techniques including cardiac-sparing approaches, e.g., using active breathing control, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, and electron beam therapy post mastectomy. Individual chapters also focus on radiation setup and verification techniques and radiation treatment planning systems. The book, which is part of the Springer series Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology, is designed for hands-on use by radiation oncology residents/fellows in training and practicing radiation oncologists.


Boosting Techniques Comprehensive PMRT External Beam radiotherapy Hyperthermia in Recurrent Breast Cancer Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Nodal Radiation Proton Beam Radiotherapy Radiation Treatment Planning in Breast Cancer Target Delineation in Breast Cancer Whole Breast Radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer R. Bellon
    • 1
  • Julia S. Wong
    • 2
  • Shannon M. MacDonald
    • 3
  • Alice Y. Ho
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyDana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyDana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40390-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40392-2
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