Pediatric Radiation Oncology

  • Thomas E. Merchant
  • Rolf-Dieter Kortmann

Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Thomas E. Merchant, Rolf-Dieter Kortmann
    Pages 1-2
  3. Safia K. Ahmed, Siddhartha Laskar, Nadia N. Laack
    Pages 3-20
  4. Stephanie Terezakis, Matthew Ladra
    Pages 21-43
  5. Christopher L. Tinkle, John T. Lucas Jr.
    Pages 45-85
  6. Joseph Panoff, John Lucas, Luke Pater, Shefali Gajjar
    Pages 87-110
  7. John A. Kalapurakal
    Pages 111-130
  8. Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, Jeannette Parkes, Thanushree Naidoo
    Pages 131-170
  9. Erin Murphy, Matthew Poppe, Rakesh Jalali
    Pages 171-202
  10. Stephanie M. Perkins, Efrat Landau, Christine Hill-Kayser
    Pages 203-220
  11. Eman Al Duhaiby, Christopher Tinkle, Paul Aridgides
    Pages 221-242
  12. Erin Murphy, Shannon MacDonald, Frank Saran
    Pages 243-256
  13. Rosangela Correa Villar, Thomas E. Merchant
    Pages 257-275
  14. Thomas E. Merchant
    Pages 277-299
  15. Natia Esiashvili, Michael A. Pulsipher
    Pages 301-311
  16. Bradford S. Hoppe, Ronica H. Nanda, Anne-Marie Charpentier
    Pages 313-341
  17. Matthew D. Hall, Daniel J. Indelicato, Ronny Rotondo, Julie A. Bradley
    Pages 363-379
  18. Maurizio Mascarin, Elisa Coassin
    Pages 381-406
  19. Ralph Ermoian, Michael Rossi, Chris Beltran, Sally Rampersad
    Pages 407-417
  20. Natia Esiashvili, Verity Ahern, Jeannette Parkes, Hester Burger, Yavuz Anacak, Siddhartha Laskar
    Pages 451-460
  21. Thomas E. Merchant, Rolf-Dieter Kortmann
    Pages 461-462

About this book


This book presents the most up-to-date and innovative information on the targeting and treatment of a wide range of childhood cancers by means of radiation therapy. Written by global experts in pediatric radiation oncology, it documents in detail the treatment regimens appropriate to each disease, highlighting the recent advances that promise to improve rates of survival and cure. The use of image-guided and intensity-modulated radiation therapy is clearly described, and careful attention is also devoted to the roles of proton therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic fractionated radiosurgery, and modulated arc radiotherapy. Separate chapters address localization and verification procedures and anesthesia; pediatric radiation oncology in the palliative care setting; and aspects that are especially relevant in low- and medium-income countries. Beyond clinical radiation oncology, relevant information is provided on radiation physics. The book concludes by examining future directions in the field.


Pediatric Brain Tumors Neuroblastoma Pediatric Sarcomas Radiation Therapy Proton Therapy Palliative Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas E. Merchant
    • 1
  • Rolf-Dieter Kortmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologySt Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43544-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43545-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-0812
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Oncology & Hematology