Advances in Imaging and Biologically-Based Treatment Planning.- Radiation Oncology Advances: An Introduction.- Advanced Image-Guided External Beam Radiotherapy.- Dose Painting and Theragnostic Imaging: Towards the Prescription, Planning and Delivery of Biologically Targeted Dose Distributions in External Beam Radiation Oncology.- Molecular and Functional Imaging in Radiation Oncology.- Prognostic and Predictive Markers in Radiation Therapy: Focus on Prostate Cancer.- Advances in Molecular Biology and Targeted Therapies.- Overview of Cancer Molecular Radiobiology.- Clinical Application of EGFR Inhibitors in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer.- Advancement of Antiangiogenic and Vascular Disrupting Agents Combined with Radiation.- Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance in Malignant Gliomas: Current Practices and Future Directions.- Advances in Treatment Delivery and Planning.- Advances in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Delivery.- Image-Based Modeling of Normal Tissue Complication Probability for Radiation Therapy.- Optimization of Radiotherapy Using Biological Parameters.- Clinical Advances.- Combined Chemoradiotherapy Advances.- Cytoprotection for Radiation-Associated Normal Tissue Injury.
Foreword.- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy.- Image Guided Radiotherapy and Adaptive conformal Radiotherapy.- Protons and Heavy Ions.- Advances in Brachytherapy.- Overview of Cancer Molecular Biology.- Targets of Relevance in Radiotherapy.- New Targeted Drugs.- Advances in Imaging and Biologically-Based Treatment Planning.- Overview of Fractionation.- Dose Painting and Theragnostic Imaging.- Imaging Advances: PET, MRI.- Prognostic and Predictive Markers.- Combination Chemoradiotherapy Advances.- Combining Targeted Drugs with Radiotherapy.- Cytoprotection and Normal Tissue Protection Advances.- Summary of Clinical Applications of Advanced Radiotherapy.- Index.
This book provides an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the exciting new developments shaping the current and future practice of radiation oncology. Advances in treatment planning and delivery, in biological targeted therapies combined with radiation and in functional and molecular imaging are all covered in a single volume. All of these advances are discussed by leading experts in the field and with a critical evaluation of their clinical relevance throughout.
An up-to-date comprehensive overview of new developments in radiation oncology by leading experts in the field
Includes advances in treatment planning and delivery, in biological targeted therapies combined with radiation, and in functional and molecular imaging