Short Course Breast Radiotherapy

A Comprehensive Review of Hypofractionation, Partial Breast, and Intra-Operative Irradiation

  • Douglas W Arthur
  • Frank A. Vicini
  • David E. Wazer
  • Atif J. Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Background and Supporting Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Atif J. Khan, Alexandra Stewart, Roger Dale
      Pages 39-52
    3. Bruce Thomadsen, Rupak Das
      Pages 53-75
    4. Nayana L. Vora, Sharon L. Clancy, Richard D. Pezner
      Pages 97-104
    5. Matthew E. Schutzer, Noah S. Kalman, Sewit Teckie, Louis Potters
      Pages 105-118
  3. Hypofractionated Whole Breast Irradiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Kristofer Kainz, X. Allen Li
      Pages 137-152
    3. Onyinye Balogun, Silvia Formenti
      Pages 153-167
    4. Julie Arsenault, Timothy Whelan
      Pages 169-180
  4. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Dorin A. Todor
      Pages 207-227
    3. Chirag Shah, Shireen Parsai, Rupesh Kotecha, Rahul Tendulkar, Frank A. Vicini
      Pages 229-244
    4. Aaron Sabolch, Reshma Jagsi
      Pages 285-302
  5. Intra-operative Radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Eleanor Harris, William Small Jr., Stephen R. Grobmyer
      Pages 305-315
    3. Jayant S. Vaidya, Jeffrey S. Tobias, Frederik Wenz, Samuele Massarut, Max Bulsara, Christobel Saunders et al.
      Pages 327-346
    4. Claire Lemanski, David Azria
      Pages 347-359
  6. Emerging Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Atif J. Khan, Stuti Ahlawat, Laurie Kirstein, Sharad Goyal
      Pages 363-372
    3. Yvonne M. Mowery, Cedric X. Yu, Janet K. Horton
      Pages 415-440
    4. Matthew Poppe, Chirag Shah, Atif J. Khan
      Pages 441-464
  7. Hypofractionation for Metastatic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. Steven J. Chmura, Joseph K. Salama
      Pages 467-481
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 493-501

About this book


This comprehensive handbook on the implementation of short course radiotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer is intended as an up-to-date resource for the clinician. The book opens with a series of chapters on underlying principles and diverse relevant topics, including pathologic anatomy of early-stage breast cancer, radiobiology of accelerated breast irradiation, quality assurance and radiation safety, surgical considerations in partial breast irradiation, and impact of oncoplastic surgery on adjuvant radiotherapy. Individual sections are then devoted to hypofractionated whole breast radiotherapy, accelerated partial breast irradiation, and intraoperative radiotherapy. Each section includes details of patient selection, physics, techniques, data, and toxicity.  The reader is provided with clear guidance on the appropriate use of accelerated forms of adjuvant radiotherapy for treatment of early-stage breast cancer and on various emerging treatment approaches.


3D-Conformal external beam radiotherapy Accelerated Breast Irradiation Breast Cancer Breast Radiation Oncology Extreme hypofractionation Interstitial brachytherapy Non-invasice Breast Brachytherapy Partial Breast Irradiation Pre-operative radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas W Arthur
    • 1
  • Frank A. Vicini
    • 2
  • David E. Wazer
    • 3
  • Atif J. Khan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyVirginia Commonwealth Univ Sch. Medicine Department of Radiation OncologyRICHMONDUSA
  2. 2.Michigan Healthcare Professionals21st Century Oncology Michigan Healthcare ProfessionalsFarmington HillsUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Rad Oncol, Tufts Univ. School MedAlpert Medical School Brown University Dept. Rad Oncol, Tufts Univ. School MedBOSTONUSA
  4. 4.Dept. of Radiation OncologyRutgers Can State Univ. New Jer Sch. Med Dept. of Radiation OncologyNEW BRUNSWICKUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24386-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24388-7
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