Prevention and Management of Acute and Late Toxicities in Radiation Oncology

Management of Toxicities in Radiation Oncology

  • Gokhan Ozyigit
  • Ugur Selek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Teuta Zoto Mustafayev, Banu Atalar
    Pages 107-169
  3. Zumre Arican Alicikus, Barbaros Aydin
    Pages 171-229
  4. Nilufer Kılıc Durankus, Duygu Sezen, Ugur Selek, Yasemin Bolukbasi
    Pages 231-266
  5. Cagdas Yavas, Melis Gultekin
    Pages 267-322

About this book


This book is an evidence-based guide to the prevention and current management of acute and late toxicities of radiation therapy for a wide range of malignancies. Each chapter focuses on a particular anatomic site and provides information on normal sectional anatomy, contouring of target volumes and organs at risk, dose constraints, the pathophysiology of radiation toxicity, and treatment approaches for each potential toxicity. The information provided will assist in the planning and delivery of intensity-modulated radiation therapy, including volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiotherapy. It will also enable the selection of appropriate, evidence-based management options in individual patients who experience radiation toxicities, taking into account the organ-specific pathophysiology of radiation injury. Written by acknowledged experts and featuring numerous high-quality illustrations, the book will be an ideal reference aid for practicing clinical and radiation oncologists, radiotherapists, fellows, residents, and nurses.


Radiotherapy Acute toxicity Late toxicity Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy Stereotactic body radiotherapy Management Acute effects Late effects Prevention of side effects in radiation oncology Management of side effects in radiation oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gokhan Ozyigit
    • 1
  • Ugur Selek
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair and Professor, Department of Radiation OncologyHacettepe University, Faculty of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Chair and Professor, Department of Radiation OncologyKoc University, Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37797-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37798-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology