The Radiotherapy of Malignant Disease

  • R. C. S. Pointon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. P. C. Williams, J. M. Wilkinson, H. Notley
    Pages 1-31
  3. M. L. Sutton, J. H. Hendry
    Pages 33-55
  4. P. M. Wilkinson
    Pages 57-80
  5. R. C. S. Pointon, D. Studd
    Pages 81-109
  6. E. C. Easson
    Pages 111-129
  7. E. Allan
    Pages 131-144
  8. M. B. Duthie, N. K. Gupta, R. C. S. Pointon
    Pages 145-205
  9. M. L. Sutton
    Pages 207-234
  10. R. Stout
    Pages 235-254
  11. G. G. Ribeiro
    Pages 255-278
  12. R. D. Hunter
    Pages 279-308
  13. R. C. S. Pointon
    Pages 309-328
  14. G. Read
    Pages 329-347
  15. I. D. H. Todd, A. L. Stewart
    Pages 349-384
  16. D. P. Deakin
    Pages 385-402
  17. H. Rao Gattamaneni, D. Pearson
    Pages 403-433
  18. R. D. James
    Pages 435-441
  19. M. K. Palmer, R. Swindell
    Pages 443-460
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 461-481

About this book


Radiotherapy as practiced at the renowned Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute is brought up to date in this new, second edition of The Radiotherapy of Malignant Disease. The contributions are all written by current or former members of the hospital staff. The opening chapters provide the necessary background information: basic physics and radiobiology, principles of chemotherapy, and mould room practice. The main part of the book represents the very essence of the Manchester school of thought. It is designed to show in detail how to treat, by X-rays and radium, malignant tumors in various anatomical sites. The book thus gives practical guidance on clinical techniques necessary in all disciplines involved in the management of malignant disease. From the reviews of the first edition: " ...It should be in the library of every radiotherapy department, and in the hands of every trainee..." #British Medical Journal#1 "...This book should be an important and interesting reference book on the shelves of any medical library or radiotherapist's office." #American Journal of Roentgenology#2 "...There few established radiotherapists, described by the editors as the epitome of the oncologist, who did not read the earlier versions of the Manchester textbook and may still use it for reference. This latest edition is costly but it should continue to be read by all trainees aspiring to the DMRT and FRCR, wherever they may be in training and whatever the philosophy of their teachers." #Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine#3


Radiotherapie Strahlentherapie Tumor chemotherapy magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiobiology radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • R. C. S. Pointon
    • 1
  1. 1.Christie Hospital and Holt Radium InstituteManchesterUK

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