Innovations in Radiation Oncology

  • H. Rodney Withers
  • Lester J. Peters

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William A. Brock
      Pages 11-23
    3. James E. Till
      Pages 25-32
  3. Conservation Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Gilbert H. Fletcher, John E. Munzenrider, Evangelos S. Gragoudas, Macia Urie, Johanna M. Seddon, Patricia McNulty
      Pages 35-50
    3. Eleanor D. Montague, Luis Delclos, Rosemary R. Lichtman, Shelley E. Taylor, Joanne V. Wood
      Pages 51-70
    4. Thomas H. Weisenburger, H. Thomas Barkley Jr., Gunar K. Zagars, Robert D. Lindberg
      Pages 71-79
    5. Jean Papillon, Bernard J. Cummings, John E. Byfield
      Pages 81-96
  4. Extended Field Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Richard T. Hoppe, Samuel Strober
      Pages 113-119
    3. Walter D. Rider
      Pages 121-127
    4. Steven A. Leibel
      Pages 129-140
  5. Restricted Field Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Timothy J. Kinsella, William F. Sindelar, Zelig Tochner, Joel E. Tepper, Tyvin A. Rich
      Pages 143-153
    3. Philip H. Gutin, Steven A. Leibel
      Pages 167-174
    4. Thomas J. Dougherty
      Pages 175-188
  6. New Imaging Technologies and Radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. George T. Y. Chen
      Pages 191-200
    3. Simon B. Sutcliffe, R. Mark Henkelman, Peter Y. Poon
      Pages 201-208
    4. Randall A. Hawkins, Michael E. Phelps
      Pages 209-220
  7. Modified Fractionation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. H. Rodney Withers, Jean-Claude Horiot
      Pages 223-230
    3. Lester J. Peters, K. Kian Ang
      Pages 231-238
    4. C. C. Wang
      Pages 239-243
  8. Drugs and Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. J. Martin Brown
      Pages 247-264
    3. Maurice Tubiana, Rodrigo Arriagada, Jean-Marc Cosset
      Pages 265-276
  9. Neutrons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Moshe H. Maor
      Pages 279-287
  10. Adjunctive Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Frederic A. Gibbs Jr.
      Pages 291-301
    3. James R. Oleson
      Pages 303-311
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

About this book


The series "Medical Radiology - Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology" is the successor to the well known "Encyclopedia of Medical RadiologyjHandbuch der medizinischen Radiologie". This international handbook with its unique compila­ tion of data in more than fifty volumes lags behind the fast developing knowledge in radiology today. "Medical Radiology" brings the state of the art on special topics in a timely fashion. The first volume of the series was "Lung cancer", edited by Scarantino. This volume "Innovation in Radiation Oncology", edited by H.R. Withers and L.J. Peters, presents data on the development of new therapeutic strategies in different oncologic diseases. 57 authors wrote 32 chapters covering a broad range of topics. The innovations are at various levels of development, but were all chosen with the practicing radiation oncologist in mind. Perhaps not all of the innovations will survive the test of time, others have now become well established standard procedure in some centers. Also discussed is the assessment of the effectiveness of standard treat­ ment and how it effects the quality of a patient's survival. The contributions have been grouped into 9 broad sections as outlined in the table of contents. We think the second volume, as the whole series, will provide valuable reading for the general community of radiation oncologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Rodney Withers
    • 1
  • Lester J. Peters
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Experimental Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of RadiotherapyThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83103-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83101-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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