Adult CNS Radiation Oncology

Principles and Practice

  • Eric L. Chang
  • Paul D. Brown
  • Simon S. Lo
  • Arjun Sahgal
  • John H. Suh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Brain Tumors: Benign

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Timothy J. Harris, Samuel T. Chao, C. Leland Rogers
      Pages 3-18
    3. Lindsay M. Burt, Gita Suneja, Dennis C. Shrieve
      Pages 19-35
    4. Joshua D. Palmer, Andrew Song, Wenyin Shi
      Pages 37-50
    5. Michael Mayinger, Stephanie E. Combs
      Pages 51-62
  3. Brain Tumors: Malignant Gliomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. David M. Routman, Paul D. Brown
      Pages 65-82
    3. Gregory Vlacich, Christina I. Tsien
      Pages 83-102
  4. Spine: Benign

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Marcello Marchetti, Elena De Martin, Laura Fariselli
      Pages 105-116
    3. Nima Alan, John C. Flickinger, Peter Carlos Gerszten
      Pages 117-125
  5. Spine: Malignant

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Tania Kaprealian
      Pages 129-145
    3. Martin C. Tom, Ehsan H. Balagamwala, John H. Suh, Samuel T. Chao
      Pages 147-156
  6. Spine: Metastatic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Amol J. Ghia, Anussara Prayongrat
      Pages 177-188
  7. Leptomeningeal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Sushma Bellamkonda, David M. Peereboom
      Pages 191-200
  8. Optic Pathway Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Arnold C. Paulino
      Pages 221-227
    3. Balamurugan A. Vellayappan, Lia M. Halasz, Yolanda D. Tseng, Simon S. Lo
      Pages 229-240
  9. Ocular Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Richard L. S. Jennelle, Jesse L. Berry, Jonathan W. Kim
      Pages 243-258
  10. Skull Base Tumor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Ugur Selek, Erkan Topkan, Eric L. Chang
      Pages 261-283
  11. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Sarah A. Milgrom, Joachim Yahalom
      Pages 287-296
  12. Rare Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Christina Snider, John H. Suh, Erin S. Murphy
      Pages 299-306
    3. Vincent Bernard, Amol J. Ghia
      Pages 307-315
    4. Paul Y. Windisch, Erqi L. Pollom, Scott G. Soltys
      Pages 317-325
    5. Timothy D. Struve, Luke E. Pater, John Breneman
      Pages 327-338
    6. Kenneth Wong, Chenue Abongwa, Eric L. Chang, Girish Dhall
      Pages 339-354
    7. Nicholas Trakul, Jason Ye
      Pages 355-364
    8. Jenny Yan, Kristin Janson Redmond
      Pages 365-375
    9. Anthony Pham, Kenneth Wong, Eric L. Chang
      Pages 377-397
    10. Jaipreet S. Suri, Paul Youn, Michael T. Milano
      Pages 399-405
    11. Shireen Parsai, Senthilkumar Gandhidasan, John H. Suh
      Pages 407-416
  13. Metastatic Brain Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Sherise D. Ferguson, Richard G. Everson, Kathryn M. Wagner, Debra Nana Yeboa, Ian E. McCutcheon, Raymond Sawaya
      Pages 431-447
    3. Isabella Zhang, Masaaki Yamamoto, Jonathan P. S. Knisely
      Pages 449-469
    4. G. Laura Masucci, David Roberge
      Pages 471-484
  14. Vascular Conditions of the CNS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. John C. Flickinger, Hideyuki Kano, L. Dade Lunsford
      Pages 487-497
    3. Peter Y. Chen
      Pages 499-516
  15. Radiation Associated Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517

About this book


This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as well as secondary cancers of metastatic origin. The first half of the book is organized anatomically: tumors of the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, optic pathway, ocular choroid, and skull base. The second half covers primary CNS lymphoma, rare CNS tumors, metastatic brain disease, vascular conditions of the CNS, radiation-associated complications, and radiation modalities. Each chapter provides guidance on treatment field design, target delineation, and normal critical structure tolerance constraints in the context of the disease being treated. Learning objectives, case studies, and Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Medical Education-style questions and answers are incorporated throughout the book. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and fellows, but medical students may also find value in the text.


adult central nervous system radiation oncology primary benign and malignant CNS tumors brain tumors spinal cord tumors leptomeningeal disease optic pathway tumors ocular choroid tumors skull base tumors primary CNS lymphoma rare CNS tumors metastatic brain disease vascular conditions of the CNS radiation-associated complications radiation modalities

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric L. Chang
    • 1
  • Paul D. Brown
    • 2
  • Simon S. Lo
    • 3
  • Arjun Sahgal
    • 4
  • John H. Suh
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyKeck School of Medicine of USC, Norris Cancer HospitalLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologySunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Department of Radiation OncologyTaussig Cancer Institute Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42877-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42878-9
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