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.
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”.