Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

  • Jeffrey Meyer
  • Tracey Schefter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey B. Kaplan, Avash Kalra, Scott W. Biggins
      Pages 3-11
    3. Ali A. Haydar, Layla Antoine Nasr, Hero K. Hussain
      Pages 13-29
    4. Philip J. Johnson, Harun Khan, Sarah Berhane
      Pages 31-38
    5. Issam El Naqa, Kyle Cuneo, Dawn Owen, Theodore S. Lawrence, Randall K. Ten Haken
      Pages 39-47
    6. Jeffrey Meyer, Tracey E. Schefter
      Pages 49-55
  3. Principles of Surgery, Intra-arterial Therapies, and Thermal Ablation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Ana Luiza Mandelli Gleisner
      Pages 59-68
    3. Keshav M. Menon, Ankaj Khosla, Clayton K. Trimmer
      Pages 69-75
    4. Camille L. Stewart, Barish H. Edil, Robert K. Ryu, M. Reza Rajebi
      Pages 77-88
  4. Principles of Radiation Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Matthew Knecht, Andrew Wroe, Gary Y Yang
      Pages 107-119
    3. D. Thor Johnson, Adam Leon Kesner
      Pages 121-131
    4. Michael R. Folkert, Brian Hrycushko
      Pages 133-146
  5. Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Erqi L. Pollom, Yushen Qian, Julie L. Koenig, Albert C. Koong, Daniel T. Chang
      Pages 179-198
  6. Intrahepatic and Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Sagar A. Patel, Florence K. Keane, Theodore S. Hong
      Pages 223-232
  7. Liver Metastases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Matthew R. Porembka, Michael A. Choti
      Pages 235-244
  8. Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Cheryl Meguid, Tracey E. Schefter
      Pages 259-266
  9. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Eric A. Mellon, Gilbert Murimwa, Sarah E. Hoffe
      Pages 269-281
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


The management of liver tumors is a nexus of interactions among multiple medical specialties, including radiation oncology. A multitude of liver-directed therapies are available for patients, ranging from surgery and liver transplantation to intra-arterial therapies, thermal ablation procedures, systemic therapies, and radiation treatments. With the introduction of hypofractionated irradiation, particle therapy, and radioembolization, there is growing interest in the use of radiation as a treatment for liver malignancies.  

This book examines basic principles of the management of liver tumors.  The evolving roles of x-ray and particle therapies as well as radioembolization in the treatment of liver tumors is the main focus.  A theme of multidisciplinary management is also emphasized, as surgical, interventional and systemic therapies are reviewed.

A unique resource that discusses the role of radiation treatment in the context of other liver-directed therapies, Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors is of broad interest to radiation oncologists, surgeons, hepatologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Meyer
    • 1
  • Tracey Schefter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer CenterAuroraUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54530-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54531-8
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