© 1991

Concomitant Continuous Infusion Chemotherapy and Radiation

  • Marvin Rotman
  • C. Julian Rosenthal

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. The Development of Chemotherapy Drugs as Radiosensitizers: an Overview

    1. C. Julian Rosenthal, Marvin Rotman
      Pages 1-9
  3. Principles of Infusion Chemotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. R. Brian Mitchell, Mark J. Ratain, Nicolas J. Vogelzang
      Pages 13-27
    3. Leonard Saltz, Morton Coleman, Peter Yi
      Pages 29-34
    4. Reinhard von Roemeling, Rosellen Lanning, Henry Wagner Jr., Ronald DeConti, Lawrence E. Scheving, William Hrushesky
      Pages 57-65
  4. Radiosensitization and Radioprotection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. C. Norman Coleman
      Pages 77-84
    3. Dwight Kaufman, James B. Mitchell, Angelo Russo
      Pages 85-89
    4. Richard G. Evans, Bruce F. Kimler, Robert A. Morantz, Tribhawan S. Vats, Vici Liston, Norma L. Lowe
      Pages 97-100
    5. Gary B. Thurman, Robert K. Oldham
      Pages 105-111
  5. 5-Fluorouracil Radiopotentiation and Its Modulation by Other Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Marvin Rotman, Hassan Aziz, Seth Reiner, C. Julian Rosenthal, Jean-Philippe Austin, Richard S. Stark
      Pages 137-142

About this book


The administration of chemotherapeutic agents by continuous infusion with concomitant radiation therapy heralds a new approach in the treatment of cancer. This comprehensive book on the subject includes, besides a discussion of its scientific basis, the most promising clinical data on the use of continuous infusion chemotherapy and radiation. Thus, it is an important update for clinical investigators involved in frontline research as well as for practicing physicians participating in the direct care of cancer patients. The contributions include the latest results of this new approach in a number of tumor sites. There is a detailed description of the principles of radiosensitization for malignant tumors and radioprotection for normal tissues; these are the principles which have led to concrete clinical applications. There is also a presentation of the most recent data on the beneficial effects resulting from the administration of commonly used drugs, such as 5-fluorouracil, cisplatinum and adriamycin, with concomitant radiation therapy. Much of the data has never before been published. The wealth of information in this volume makes it a valuable reference; at the same time it gives practicing physicians a detailed presentation of various therapeutic regimens which they could administer in their daily clinical practice. In the future, this innovative cancer treatment may lead to the decreased need for radical surgery and the increased ability to preserve organ function.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marvin Rotman
    • 1
  • C. Julian Rosenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Concomitant Continuous Infusion Chemotherapy and Radiation
  • Editors Marvin Rotman
    C. Julian Rosenthal
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-52545-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-84188-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-84186-6
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Imaging / Radiology
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