Advances in Radiation Oncology

  • Jeffrey Y.C. Wong
  • Timothy E. Schultheiss
  • Eric H. Radany

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Onyinye Balogun, Silvia C. Formenti
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jeffrey M. Lemons, Michael W. Drazer, Jason J. Luke, Steven J. Chmura
    Pages 21-39
  4. Daniel A. Low
    Pages 41-67
  5. Dario B. Rodrigues, Paul R. Stauffer, John Eisenbrey, Valeria Beckhoff, Mark D. Hurwitz
    Pages 69-108
  6. Sagus Sampath
    Pages 133-144
  7. Timothy E. Schultheiss
    Pages 145-154
  8. Jeffrey Y. C. Wong, Susanta Hui, Savita V. Dandapani, An Liu
    Pages 155-189
  9. Savita V. Dandapani
    Pages 223-238
  10. Russell C. Rockne, Paul Frankel
    Pages 255-271

About this book


This book concisely reviews important advances in radiation oncology, providing practicing radiation oncologists with a fundamental understanding of each topic and an appreciation of its significance for the future of radiation oncology. It explores in detail the impact of newer imaging modalities, such as multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and other novel agents, which deliver improved visualization of the physiologic and phenotypic features of a given cancer, helping oncologists to provide more targeted radiotherapy and assess the response. Due consideration is also given to how advanced technologies for radiation therapy delivery have created new treatment options for patients with localized and metastatic disease, highlighting the increasingly important role of image-guided radiotherapy in treating systemic and oligometastatic disease. Further topics include the potential value of radiotherapy in enhancing immunotherapy thanks to the broader immune-stimulatory effects,  how cancer stem cells and the tumor microenvironment influence response, and the application of mathematical and systems biology methods to radiotherapy.


Image guided radiotherapy MRI guided focused ultrasound MRI guided radiotherapy Radiation oncology Systemic targeted radiotherapy Systems biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Y.C. Wong
    • 1
  • Timothy E. Schultheiss
    • 2
  • Eric H. Radany
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyCity of HopeDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation PhysicsCity of HopeDuarteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyCity of HopeDuarteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53233-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53235-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-8497
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology