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
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.
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