Radiation Oncology

Modification of Radiation Response

Cytokines, Growth Factors, and Other Biological Targets

Editors: Nieder, Carsten, Milas, Luka, Ang, Kie-Kian (Eds.)

  • Provides invaluable preclinical and clinical data
  • Will assist in the improvement of current radiation therapy
  • Written in close collaboration by basic scientists, radiobiologists and radiation oncologists
  • Contains in-depth reviews by well-known experts
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This book describes and summarizes the radiation responses of both normal and neoplastic tissues with a focus on rational strategies for the modification of these responses. Emerging data from molecular oncology and radiobiology that form the basis for a better understanding of radiation-induced reactions and key features of malignant growth are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on the role of cytokines and growth factors as well as signal transduction pathways. A unique feature of the book is that it has been written in close collaboration by basic scientists, radiobiologists, and radiation oncologists. Therefore it covers not only general principles of radiation-induced reactions but also a large number of preclinical and clinical data that will guide the reader through this complex and dynamic field and will provide valuable information for the development of further research projects. Many of the data reviewed in this book form a sound basis for further improvement of state-of-the art radiation therapy by integrating biological information into the process of treatment planning and delivery.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This excellent volume gives an insight into the progress that has been made in the study of processes that control the response of cells to radiation exposure. … This is a scholarly work and both the content and presentation are of a very high standard. I would highly recommend this as a reference book to radiotherapy departments who wish to remain informed in this rapidly developing area." (Dr M Casey, RAD Magazine, September, 2003)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Potential Role of Signaling Proteins in the Acceleration of Repopulation in Normal and Malignant Tissues

    Trott, K.-R.

    Pages 3-13

  • Role of Radiation-Induced Signaling Proteins in the Response of Vascular and Connective Tissues

    Rodemann, H. P.

    Pages 15-28

  • Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Lung Fibrosis

    Dörr, W. (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

  • Strategies for Modification of the Radiation Response of the Lung

    Nieder, C.

    Pages 37-48

  • Mechanisms and Modification of the Radiation Response of Gastrointestinal Organs

    Hauer-Jensen, M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

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eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-62670-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modification of Radiation Response
Book Subtitle
Cytokines, Growth Factors, and Other Biological Targets
Editors
  • Carsten Nieder
  • Luka Milas
  • Kie-Kian Ang
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55613-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55613-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62670-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 284
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