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Advances in Particle Therapy

A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Manjit Dosanjh, Jacques Bernier

CRC Press

282 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 73 B/W Illus.

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Hadron therapy is a groundbreaking new method of treating cancer. Boasting greater precision than other therapies, this therapy is now utilised in many clinical settings and the field is growing. More than 50 medical facilities currently perform (or are planned to perform) this treatment, with this number set to double by 2020. This new text covers the most recent advances in hadron therapy, exploring the physics, technology, biology, diagnosis, clinical applications, and economics behind the therapy. Providing essential and up-to-date information on recent developments in the field, this book will be of interest to current and aspiring specialists from a wide range of backgrounds.


  • Multidisciplinary approach: explores the physics, IT (big data), biology, clinical applications from imaging to treatment, clinical trials, and economics associated with hadron therapy
  • Contains the latest research and developments in this rapidly evolving field, and integrates them into the current global challenges for radiation therapy  
  • Edited by recognised leaders in the field, including the co-ordinator of ENLIGHT (the European Network for Light Ion Hadron Therapy), with chapter contributions from international leading experts in the field

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: From Röntgen Rays to Carbon Ion Therapy: The Evolution of Modern Radiation Oncology

Chapter 2: Radiobiology and Hadron Therapy: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?

Chapter 3: Challenges Surrounding RBE for Particle Therapy: Where Do We Go from Here?

Chapter 4: Advances in Beam Delivery Techniques and Accelerators in Particle Therapy

Chapter 5: Requirements for Setting up a Particle Therapy Center

Chapter 6: Imaging and Particle Therapy: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Chapter 7: Why Particle Therapy rather than Photon Therapy or How to Integrate the Decision into Multimodal Management.

Chapter 8: Role of Multidisciplinary Collaborative Network for Advancing Cancer Therapy

Chapter 9: Long-term Outcomes and Prognostic Factors in Patients with Indications for Particle Therapy in Sarcomas

Chapter 10: Proton therapy for Pediatric Patients

Chapter 11: NTCP Reduction in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Patients Using Proton Therapy

Chapter 12: The Model-based Approach to Select Patients for Proton Therapy and to Validate its Added Value

Chapter 13: Overview of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy in Japan

Chapter 14: Particle Therapy Clinical Trials: Perspectives from Europe, Japan and USA

Chapter 15: Role of Particle Therapy in Future Radiotherapy practice

Chapter 16: Health Economics: Cost, Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact of Particle Therapy

Chapter 17: Big Data-based Decision Support Systems for Hadrontherapy

Chapter 18: CERN Collaborations in Hadron Therapy and Future Accelerators

Chapter 19: Addressing Global Challenges for Radiation Therapy: From “C” to shining “C” (Cobalt to Carbon) and the “Radiation Rotary”.

About the Editors

Manjit Dosanjh is the co-ordinator of the Technology Transfer Network and Biomedical Applications in the Education and Technology Transfer Division at CERN and a Health Consultant for the Forum for Health. She is also the co-ordinator of ENLIGHT (the European Network for Light Ion Hadron Therapy).

Jacques Bernier is the Medical Director of the Oncology Department of the Clinique de Genolier and the Integrated Center for Radiation Oncology of Eaux-Vives in Geneva. He is also Course Director at the European School of Oncology.

About the Series

Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCIENCE / Physics