Hypofractionated and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

A Practical Guide

Editors: Kaidar-Person, Orit, Chen, Ronald (Eds.)

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  • Easily accessible handbook that summarizes published data on efficacy of different dose fractionations and the dose/volume/outcome data for relevant normal tissues and organs under different fractionation schemes    
  • Presents biological rationale and clinical data for use of hypofractionated radiation therapy in treatment of various cancers   
  • Serves as valuable resource through analysis of different dosing schedules used in hypofractionated radiation therapy, effect of each regimen on cancer control, and effects of therapeutic schedules on normal tissues and organs  
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This handbook summarizes the data and techniques for hypofractionation and stereotactic radiation in a clinically-accessible way. Hypofractionated radiation therapy, which consists of larger-dose radiation treatments that are given over a shorter time period compared to conventional radiation fraction sizes, is used to treat a variety of cancers, including prostate, breast, lung,  and colorectal.  Conventional radiation therapy and hypofractionated radiation therapy have different effectiveness rates for cancer treatment and have different impacts on normal tissues in terms of causing toxicity. There is a significant and growing body of literature on the use of different dosing regimens to treat a variety of cancers and radiation oncologists need to keep up with the various dosing schedules, the effect of each regimen on cancer control in different cancers, and how the different schedules affect each organ in terms of toxicity. The book thus provides concise information ranging from commonly-used dose-fractionation schemes for hypofractionated and stereotactic body radiotherapy to simulation and treatment specifications to published safety and efficacy data. Chapters additionally examine the biological rationales for the efficacy of hypofractionated radiation; present clinical studies that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiation treatment in a variety of cancers; and describe the advances in technology that have allowed hypofractionated radiation to be safely given. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncology clinicians and trainees. 

About the authors

Orit Kaidar-Person, Department of Radiation Oncology,University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,USAOncology Institute, Radiation Oncology and Neuro-Oncology Unit,Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH Department of Radiation Oncology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine 101 Manning Drive, CB 7512 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 Lawrence B. Marks, MD Department of Radiation Oncology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine 1043 NC Clinical Cancer Building Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • The History and Radiobiology of Hypofractionation

    Zeman, Elaine M.

    Pages 1-31

  • The Physics of Hypofractionation and SRS/SBRT

    Matney, Jason (et al.)

    Pages 33-59

  • Arteriovenous Malformation

    Atkins, Katelyn M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-73

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Atkins, Katelyn M. (et al.)

    Pages 75-81

  • Meningioma

    Atkins, Katelyn M. (et al.)

    Pages 83-93

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92802-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92800-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hypofractionated and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Editors
  • Orit Kaidar-Person
  • Ronald Chen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92802-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92802-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-92800-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 406
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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