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Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies

Geinitz, Hans, Roach III, Mack and van As, Nicholas (2015) Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer Innovative Techniques and Current Controversies. Springer Verlag Heidelberg.

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Abstract

Today, the arsenal of “high-precision” or “targeted” radiotherapy includes a variety of techniques and approaches that, like the pieces of a puzzle, 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 these 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.
Item Type: Book
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern > Radio-Onkologie und Strahlentherapie
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Hans Geinitz
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 14:33
URI: http://eprints.vinzenzgruppe.at/id/eprint/7465

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