Radiation Oncology

Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer

Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies

Editors: Geinitz, Hans, Roach III, Mack, van As, Nicholas (Eds.)

  • Examines in detail the role of innovative radiation techniques in the management of prostate cancer, including IMRT, IGRT, BART, and modern brachytherapy
  • Explores a range of current controversies in patient treatment
  • Intended for both radiation oncologists and urologists ​
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Today, the arsenal of “high-precision” or “targeted” radiotherapy includes a variety of techniques and approaches that, like the pieces of a puzzle, need to be put together to provide the prostate cancer patient with high-level optimized radiation treatment. This book examines in detail the role of these innovative radiation techniques in the management of prostate cancer. In addition, a variety of current controversies regarding treatment are carefully explored, including whether prophylactic treatment of the pelvic lymphatics is essential, the magnitude of the effect of dose escalation, whether a benefit accrues from hypofractionation, and what evidence exists for the superiority of protons or heavy ions. Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer: Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies is intended for both radiation oncologists and urologists with an interest in the up-to-date capabilities of modern radiation oncology for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • MR Imaging and MR Spectroscopy in Prostate Cancer

    Willinek, Winfried A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • PET/CT Imaging in Prostate Cancer: Indications and Perspectives for Radiation Therapy

    Rischke, H. C. (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Target Volume Definition in Primary Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

    Böhmer, Dirk

    Pages 33-39

  • Value of Patient Immobilization in External Beam Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

    Guckenberger, Matthias

    Pages 41-44

  • Internal Immobilization: From Rectal Balloon to Hyaluronic Acid

    Goldner, Gregor

    Pages 45-51

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51003-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer
Book Subtitle
Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies
Editors
  • Hans Geinitz
  • Mack Roach III
  • Nicholas van As
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37099-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37099-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37098-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51003-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
Topics