Toxicity Management for Central Nervous System Tumors in Radiation Oncology

  • Guler Yavas
  • Gozde YaziciEmail author


Radiation therapy (RT) is used widely for the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors. The protection of organs at risk (OAR) in the central nervous system (CNS) is crucial, especially to preserve cognition in cancer survivors. This chapter will outline the pathophysiology of radiation-induced CNS toxicity, biologic and clinical principles of CNS tolerance to radiation, and the treatment strategies of both acute and chronic radiation-induced CNS toxicity.


CNS radiation toxicity Radiotherapy Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation OncologySelcuk Meram UniversityKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation OncologyAnkaraTurkey

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