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Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

Fundamentals and Clinical Practice


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  • Describes the results of various radiation modalities, such as external beam particle and x-ray therapy, radioembolization, and interstitial brachytherapy, used to treat liver tumors

  • Details radiation therapy for hepatocellular cancer, intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma, and liver metastases

  • Presents the advantages and disadvantages of radiation therapy for liver tumors with respect to other liver-directed therapies

  • Explores the role of radiation therapy in the context of the growing field of interventional oncology procedures

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Liver Anatomy and Function

      • Jeffrey B. Kaplan, Avash Kalra, Scott W. Biggins
      Pages 3-11
    3. Imaging Characteristics of Normal Liver and Liver Tumors

      • Ali A. Haydar, Layla Antoine Nasr, Hero K. Hussain
      Pages 13-29
    4. Assessment of Liver Function: Focus on the ALBI Score

      • Philip J. Johnson, Harun Khan, Sarah Berhane
      Pages 31-38
    5. Radiation Sensitivity of the Liver: Models and Clinical Data

      • Issam El Naqa, Kyle Cuneo, Dawn Owen, Theodore S. Lawrence, Randall K. Ten Haken
      Pages 39-47
    6. Radiation Oncology: Fundamentals and Controversies

      • Jeffrey Meyer, Tracey E. Schefter
      Pages 49-55
  3. Principles of Surgery, Intra-arterial Therapies, and Thermal Ablation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. Surgical Considerations

      • Ana Luiza Mandelli Gleisner
      Pages 59-68
    3. Principles of Intra-Arterial Therapies

      • Keshav M. Menon, Ankaj Khosla, Clayton K. Trimmer
      Pages 69-75
    4. Principles of Thermal Ablation

      • Camille L. Stewart, Barish H. Edil, Robert K. Ryu, M. Reza Rajebi
      Pages 77-88
  4. Principles of Radiation Therapy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
    2. Particle Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors: Simulation and Treatment Planning

      • Matthew Knecht, Andrew Wroe, Gary Y Yang
      Pages 107-119
    3. Yttrium-90 Selective Internal Radiation Therapy

      • D. Thor Johnson, Adam Leon Kesner
      Pages 121-131
    4. Interstitial Brachytherapy for Liver Tumors: Practical Issues

      • Michael R. Folkert, Brian Hrycushko
      Pages 133-146
  5. Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Clinical Data

      • Erqi L. Pollom, Yushen Qian, Julie L. Koenig, Albert C. Koong, Daniel T. Chang
      Pages 179-198
  6. Intrahepatic and Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

About this book

The management of liver tumors is a nexus of interactions among multiple medical specialties, including radiation oncology. A multitude of liver-directed therapies are available for patients, ranging from surgery and liver transplantation to intra-arterial therapies, thermal ablation procedures, systemic therapies, and radiation treatments. With the introduction of hypofractionated irradiation, particle therapy, and radioembolization, there is growing interest in the use of radiation as a treatment for liver malignancies.  

This book examines basic principles of the management of liver tumors.  The evolving roles of x-ray and particle therapies as well as radioembolization in the treatment of liver tumors is the main focus.  A theme of multidisciplinary management is also emphasized, as surgical, interventional and systemic therapies are reviewed.

A unique resource that discusses the role of radiation treatment in the context of other liver-directed therapies, Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors is of broad interest to radiation oncologists, surgeons, hepatologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists. 


  • radiation therapy for liver tumors
  • sensitivity of the liver to radiation effects
  • stereotactic radiation therapy for liver tumors
  • particle therapy for liver tumors
  • radiation therapy for hepatocellular cancer
  • radiation therapy for intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  • radiation therapy for liver metastases
  • Radiaton Oncology
  • abdominal surgery


“I found the book to be a very useful, concise yet thorough resource that provides perspectives on liver disease and oncologic management that I will be referring to periodically and recommending to residents on service. … This is a very valuable resource for oncologists and other specialists focused on treating liver tumors. … The book is highly recommended to those seeking a thorough understanding of liver tumors and their management.” (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

    Jeffrey Meyer

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aurora, USA

    Tracey Schefter

About the editors

Jeffrey Meyer, MD, MS, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA, Tracey E. Schefter, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aurora, CO, USA

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

  • Book Subtitle: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

  • Editors: Jeffrey Meyer, Tracey Schefter

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-54530-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-54531-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 288

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, General Surgery, Oncology

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

Buying options

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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-54531-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)