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