Advances in Radiation Therapy

  • Bharat B. Mittal
  • James A. Purdy
  • K. K. Ang

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 93)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Arthur L. Boyer
    Pages 35-48
  3. Radhe Mohan, Gikas Mageras, Qiuwen Wu
    Pages 49-67
  4. Cynthia L. Thomason
    Pages 69-99
  5. John E. Moulder, Michael E. C. Robbins, Eric P. Cohen, John W. Hopewell, William F. Ward
    Pages 129-151
  6. Dennis E. Hallahan, Ralph Weichselbaum
    Pages 153-167
  7. Eleanor E. R. Harris, Gary D. Kao, Ruth J. Muschel, W. Gillies McKenna
    Pages 169-190
  8. Ravinder Nath, Lynn D. Wilson
    Pages 191-211
  9. V. Sathiaseelan, Bharat B. Mittal, Alan J. Fenn, Allen Taflove
    Pages 213-245
  10. Mack Roach, Barby Pickett, Pamela F. Akazawa, Michael Weil
    Pages 247-268
  11. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Leon Myrianthopoulos, Russell Hamilton, George Chen
    Pages 269-281
  12. John C. Flickinger, Douglas Kondziolka, L. Dade Lunsford
    Pages 283-297
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 299-305

About this book

Introduction

Recent advances in radiation oncology have depended upon and are intertwined with subsequent scientific discoveries and the development of new techniques in the fields of radiation and molecular biology, physics, electrical engineering, surgery, and medical oncology.
This volume describes how some of the recent discoveries in the radiological sciences have influenced the way radiation oncology is practised. As there are many advances in this field, the Editors have chosen to concentrate on selected topics in clinical radiotherapy, radiation physics and biology, and technical innovations that have had a major impact on radiation oncology in the past twenty years. It is hoped that the techniques described in this volume will increase tumor control and prolong patient survival and at the same time decrease radiation-induced side effects and complications.

Keywords

brachytherapy cell hyperthermia imaging molecular biology prostate cancer radiation radiation oncology radiosurgery radiotherapy surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Bharat B. Mittal
    • 1
  • James A. Purdy
    • 2
  • K. K. Ang
    • 3
  1. 1.Robert H. Lurie Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Medical School Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Malinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5769-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7644-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5769-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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