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Total Marrow Irradiation

A Comprehensive Review

  • Jeffrey Y. C. Wong
  • Susanta K. Hui
  • Concisely reviews the rationale and clinical application of image-guided total marrow irradiation

  • Summarizes worldwide collective experience in the field

  • Offers international scope and a multidisciplinary approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Cynthia Aristei, Simonetta Saldi, Antonio Pierini, Loredana Ruggeri, Sara Piccinelli, Gianluca Ingrosso et al.
    Pages 111-121
  3. M. A. Mahé, C. Llagostera, P. Moreau, D. Antoni, P. Meyer, B. Lioure et al.
    Pages 135-143
  4. Firoozeh Sahebi
    Pages 145-154
  5. Kang-Hyun Ahn, Bulent Aydogan
    Pages 155-160
  6. Savita V. Dandapani, Jeffrey Y. C. Wong
    Pages 177-185
  7. Ashwin Shinde, Jeffrey Y. C. Wong
    Pages 187-196

About this book


This book, written by a team of international experts, concisely reviews the rationale and clinical application of image-guided total marrow irradiation, a rapidly emerging area in radiation oncology and hematopoietic cell transplantation. The aim is to provide the practicing radiation oncologist, hematologist, medical physicist, and bone marrow transplant researcher with a fundamental understanding of key aspects and an appreciation of the increasing significance of total marrow irradiation as conditioning for bone marrow transplantation. Detailed attention is paid to the impacts of recent advances in radiation therapy technology, functional PET and MRI, and understanding of the response of bone marrow to radiation.  Full consideration is also given to the ways in which technological advances in image-guided radiation therapy have created new opportunities to treat bone marrow transplant patients with limited transplant options due to advanced disease, age, or co-morbidities. Further topics covered include the ways in which cancer stem cells and the marrow microenvironment influence response to radiation therapy and the implementation of new-generation predictive radiobiologic factors in the clinic.


Total Marrow Irradiation (TMI) Bone Marrow Transplantation Acute Leukemia Multiple Myeloma Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Total Body Irradiation Total Lymphoid Irradiation (TLI) Image Guided Total Marrow Irradiation Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Y. C. Wong
    • 1
  • Susanta K. Hui
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyCity Of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyCity Of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA

About the editors

Jeffrey Wong MD, FASTRO, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope Cancer Canter in Los Angeles, California. His research interests have focused on the development of image-guided and biologically targeted radiation therapy, radioimmunotherapy, radioimmunoimaging, and the use of radiation therapy in hematopoietic cell transplantation. He and his colleagues pioneered the use of total marrow irradiation (TMI), successfully treating the first patient in 2005, and ushering in a new era in bone marrow transplantation. To date hundreds of patients have been treated with TMI at City of Hope, which has one of the largest bone marrow transplant programs in the world. Dr. Wong and the City of Hope team have also collaborated with colleagues to initiate TMI programs in North America, Europe, and Asia and are dedicated to the international adoption and the continued development of this rapidly emerging and promising new area.

Susanta Hui, PhD, DABR, is Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope Cancer Center. While at the University of Wisconsin, he was part of a team that developed the first CT-guided helical intensity modulated radiation therapy unit, paving the way for the conceptual development of total marrow irradiation. He and colleagues at the University of Minnesota initiated one of the first TMI trials in pediatric leukemia. Dr. Hui and colleagues lead an international consortium dedicated to expanding TMI research and clinical investigations in Europe and the United States.  His research interests are in the areas of radiation oncology physics, quantitative imaging, biophysical characterization of the bone marrow environment, imaging and dosimetric optimization of TMI, and the radiation response of leukemic stem cells and the bone marrow environment.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Total Marrow Irradiation
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Review
  • Editors Jeffrey Y. C. Wong
    Susanta K. Hui
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-38691-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38694-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38692-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
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