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Radiation Therapy Techniques and Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

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  • Offers clear guidance on radiation techniques and treatment planning in breast cancer

  • Considers both conventional radiation therapy and advanced options such as IMRT and proton beam therapy

  • Provides practical information on delineation of tumor volumes

Part of the book series: Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology (PGRO)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Whole Breast Radiation for Early Stage Breast Cancer

    • Rachel C. Blitzblau, Sua Yoo, Janet K. Horton
    Pages 1-15
  3. Postmastectomy Radiotherapy with and Without Reconstruction

    • Kathleen C. Horst, Nataliya Kovalchuk, Carol Marquez
    Pages 17-27
  4. Techniques for Internal Mammary Node Radiation

    • Jean Wright, Sook Kien Ng, Oren Cahlon
    Pages 29-39
  5. Target Delineation and Contouring

    • Kimberly S. Corbin, Robert W. Mutter
    Pages 41-60
  6. Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI)

    • Rachel B. Jimenez
    Pages 61-77
  7. Deep Inspiration Breath Hold

    • Carmen Bergom, Adam Currey, An Tai, Jonathan B. Strauss
    Pages 79-97
  8. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

    • Vishruta Dumane, Licheng Kuo, Linda Hong, Alice Y. Ho
    Pages 99-118
  9. Techniques for Proton Radiation

    • Nicolas Depauw, Mark Pankuch, Estelle Batin, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Oren Cahlon, Shannon M. MacDonald
    Pages 119-144
  10. Hyperthermia in Locally Recurrent Breast Cancer

    • Tracy Sherertz, Chris J. Diederich
    Pages 145-158

About this book

This book addresses the day-to-day treatment planning issues that radiation oncologists are likely to encounter during the treatment of breast cancer patients and provides numerous practical “tips” that will assist in navigation of the treatment planning process, from delineation of the tumor boundaries to discrimination of adjacent normal tissues and critical structures at risk of radiation injury. Differences in target delineation and treatment planning according to technique are emphasized, with coverage of conventional radiation therapy and advanced techniques including cardiac-sparing approaches, e.g., using active breathing control, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, and electron beam therapy post mastectomy. Individual chapters also focus on radiation setup and verification techniques and radiation treatment planning systems. The book, which is part of the Springer series Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology, is designed for hands-on use by radiation oncology residents/fellows in training and practicing radiation oncologists.

Keywords

  • Boosting Techniques
  • Comprehensive PMRT
  • External Beam radiotherapy
  • Hyperthermia in Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Nodal Radiation
  • Proton Beam Radiotherapy
  • Radiation Treatment Planning in Breast Cancer
  • Target Delineation in Breast Cancer
  • Whole Breast Radiation
  • Radiaton Oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Jennifer R. Bellon, Julia S. Wong

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Shannon M. MacDonald

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

    Alice Y. Ho

About the editors

Dr. Bellon is an associate professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, and director of breast radiation at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Her research centers on the optimal integration of radiation and systemic therapy in high-risk patients, and on innovative ways to improve treatment safety. 


Dr. Wong is a radiation oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School.  Her clinical practice is devoted to the care of patients with breast cancer.  Her research focuses on the management of ductal carcinoma in situ, and reconstruction after mastectomy. 


Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the breast cancer division in the department of radiation oncology  at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research focuses on the optimal use of proton radiotherapy for both breast and pediatric malignancies.


Dr. Ho is a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Ho's clinical practice is dedicated exclusively to the care of breast cancer patients. Her research is primarily focused on developing innovations that permit effective delivery of radiation to the breast and regional lymph nodes while minimizing unnecessary radiation exposure to healthy organs.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Radiation Therapy Techniques and Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

  • Editors: Jennifer R. Bellon, Julia S. Wong, Shannon M. MacDonald, Alice Y. Ho

  • Series Title: Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40392-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-40390-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-40392-2

  • Series ISSN: 2522-5715

  • Series E-ISSN: 2522-5723

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 158

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, Oncology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Engineering, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-40392-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)