Radiotherapy and Clinical Radiobiology of Head and Neck Cancer Hardback
by Loredana G. (University of Oradea, Bihor, Romania; University of Adelaide, Australia) Marcu, Iuliana (Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet, Medical Radiation Physics Divisi Toma-Dasu, Alexandru (Linkoeping University, Radiation Physics, Sweden) Dasu, Claes (Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden) Mercke
Part of the Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering series
Common factors that lead to treatment failure in head and neck cancer are the lack of tumour oxygenation, the accelerated division of cancer cells during treatment, and radioresistance.
These tumour-related challenges and possible ways to overcome them are covered in this book, authored by three medical physicists and a clinical oncologist who explain how different radiobiological findings have led to the development of various treatment techniques for head and neck cancer.
Novel treatment techniques as supported by current scientific evidence are comprehensively explored, as well as the major challenges that arise in the retreatment of patients who have already undergone a form of radiotherapy for primary head and neck cancer. Features:Focuses on and targets specific clinical elements and the radiobiological aspects of head and neck cancerUses an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing clinical aspects of radiotherapy, radiation biology, and medical physicsApplies content by relating all radiobiological characteristics to their respective clinical implicationsExplains the radiobiological rationale for all previous and current clinical trials for head and neck cancer
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 220 pages, 6 Line drawings, color; 8 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Halftones, color; 1 Halftones
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 23/05/2018
- Category: Oncology
- ISBN: 9781498778299