Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer

Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies

  • Hans Geinitz
  • Mack Roach III
  • Nicholas van As

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Radiation Oncology book sub series (Med Radiol Radiat Oncol)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Winfried A. Willinek, Georges Decker, Frank Träber
    Pages 3-14
  3. Tanja Langsenlehner
    Pages 55-64
  4. Michael Geier, Hans Geinitz
    Pages 75-86
  5. Wilfried Budach, Irina Sackerer
    Pages 89-93
  6. Marisa A. Kollmeier, Michael J. Zelefsky
    Pages 95-102
  7. Marciana Nona Duma, Patrick Kupelian
    Pages 103-107
  8. Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka
    Pages 111-122
  9. Michel Bolla, Camille Verry, Violaine Brun Baronnat, Alexandre Tessier
    Pages 137-148
  10. Nicolaus Andratschke, Klaus-Rüdiger Trott
    Pages 155-162
  11. Giorgio Arcangeli, Stefano Arcangeli, Lidia Strigari
    Pages 163-172
  12. Mitchell Kamrava, Patrick Kupelian
    Pages 173-183

About this book

Introduction

Radiation treatment is rapidly evolving owing to the coordinated research of physicists, engineers, computer and imaging specialists, and physicians. Today, the arsenal of “high-precision” or “targeted” radiotherapy includes multimodal imaging, in vivo dosimetry, Monte Carlo techniques for dose planning, patient immobilization techniques, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), biologically adapted radiotherapy (BART), quality assurance methods, novel methods of brachytherapy, and, at the far end of the scale, particle beam radiotherapy using protons and carbon ions. These approaches are like pieces of a puzzle that need to be put together to provide the prostate cancer patient with high-level optimized radiation treatment.

This book examines in detail the role of the above-mentioned innovative radiation techniques in the management of prostate cancer. In addition, a variety of current controversies regarding treatment are carefully explored, including whether prophylactic treatment of the pelvic lymphatics is essential, the magnitude of the effect of dose escalation, whether a benefit accrues from hypofractionation, and what evidence exists for the superiority of protons or heavy ions. Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer: Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies is intended for both radiation oncologists and urologists with an interest in the up-to-date capabilities of modern radiation oncology for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Keywords

Hypofractionation in prostate cancer IGRT IMRT IMRT for prostate cancer Oncology Organ Contouring Pelvic Lymphatics Prostate Cancer Proton Therapy Radiation Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Geinitz
    • 1
  • Mack Roach III
    • 2
  • Nicholas van As
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyKrankenhaus der Barmherzigen, Schwestern Linz, Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria
  2. 2.University of California, San Francisco Department of Radiation OncologySan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.The Institute of Cancer Research SuttonSutton SurreyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37099-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37098-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37099-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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