© 2003

Modification of Radiation Response

Cytokines, Growth Factors, and Other Biological Targets

  • Carsten Nieder
  • Luka Milas
  • K. Kian Ang

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Normal Tissues

  3. Malignancies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. J. De Los Santos, J. Bonner, S. Goddard, A. Fyles
      Pages 125-138
    3. C. Nieder, N. Andratschke, J. Schlegel
      Pages 139-146
    4. O. Riesterer, M. Pruschy, S. Bodis
      Pages 157-178
    5. D. Zips, M. Baumann
      Pages 179-188
    6. L. Milas, K. A. Mason, Z. Fan, K. K. Ang
      Pages 189-204
    7. F. Lohr, F. Wenz, C. Herskind, J. Lohr, C.-Y. Li
      Pages 205-226
    8. A. Munshi, R. E. Meyn
      Pages 227-240

About this book


This book describes and summarizes the radiation responses of both normal and neoplastic tissues with a focus on rational strategies for the modification of these responses. Emerging data from molecular oncology and radiobiology that form the basis for a better understanding of radiation-induced reactions and key features of malignant growth are reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on the role of cytokines and growth factors as well as signal transduction pathways. A unique feature of the book is that it has been written in close collaboration by basic scientists, radiobiologists, and radiation oncologists. Therefore it covers not only general principles of radiation-induced reactions but also a large number of preclinical and clinical data that will guide the reader through this complex and dynamic field and will provide valuable information for the development of further research projects. Many of the data reviewed in this book form a sound basis for further improvement of state-of-the art radiation therapy by integrating biological information into the process of treatment planning and delivery.


Cancer Treatment Krebstherapie Radiation Oncology Radiation Therapy Radiobiologie Radiobiology Radiotherapie Tumor tissue tumor growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Carsten Nieder
    • 1
  • Luka Milas
    • 2
  • K. Kian Ang
    • 3
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Strahlentherapie und Radiologische OnkologieKlinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Radiation OncologyUT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modification of Radiation Response
  • Book Subtitle Cytokines, Growth Factors, and Other Biological Targets
  • Editors Carsten Nieder
    Luka Milas
    Kie-Kian Ang
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42231-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-62670-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-55613-5
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Cancer Research
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"This excellent volume gives an insight into the progress that has been made in the study of processes that control the response of cells to radiation exposure. … This is a scholarly work and both the content and presentation are of a very high standard. I would highly recommend this as a reference book to radiotherapy departments who wish to remain informed in this rapidly developing area." (Dr M Casey, RAD Magazine, September, 2003)