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Radiation Treatment and Radiation Reactions in Dermatology

  • Renato G. Panizzon
  • Jay S. Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Frederick D. Malkinson
    Pages 17-23
  3. Renato G. Panizzon
    Pages 33-40
  4. Matthew P. Olivo
    Pages 41-47
  5. Douglas W. Johnson, Michael R. Webster
    Pages 49-62
  6. Massimo Caccialanza
    Pages 69-87
  7. John C. Breneman
    Pages 89-96
  8. Simon G. Russell, Margaret F. Spittle
    Pages 97-107
  9. Jay S. Cooper
    Pages 121-131
  10. Jay S. Cooper
    Pages 133-134
  11. Renato G. Panizzon, Jay S. Cooper
    Pages 135-141
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 165-168

About this book

Introduction

Since the incidence of skin neoplasms is constantly increasing as the population ages, there is a need for a monograph about radiation treatment of skin neoplasms and diseases. Excellent cosmetic and functional results can be shown with this treatment modality. This book comprehensively examines the indications for radiation therapy of cutaneous cancers, pre-cancerous lesions and benign dermatological disorders. The monograph provides concise introduction to physical and radiobiological principles, selection of radiation factors, dose definitions, as well as radiation reactions and risk assessments. Specific indications for radiotherapy of cutaneous neoplasms and radiation protection measures are discussed. Topics include radiation therapy of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, lymphomas, Kaposi's sarcoma, Lentigo maligna melanoma, and Merkel cell tumor. A separate chapter discusses the skin reactions after nuclear accidents. Major scientific publications of the past 10 years are reviewed.

Keywords

Skin Tumors Staging Tumor carcinoma cell dermatology dermatose lymphoma melanoma radiation radiation therapy radiobiology radiotherapy skin disease therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Renato G. Panizzon
    • 1
  • Jay S. Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital CHUVLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Executive OfficeMaimonides Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18830-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62312-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18830-5
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