Radiation Therapy for Cancer

  title={Radiation Therapy for Cancer},
  author={David A. Jaffray and Mary Krystyna Gospodarowicz},
Radiation therapy (RT) is a key component of a comprehensive cancer treatment program, with the potential to contribute to effective and appropriate care in 50 percent of all cancer cases, alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. The optimal deployment of radiotherapy requires the environment where the diagnostic services Safe and effective RT requires trained staff, dedicated equipment, and a highly coordinated operational department. Numerous guidelines have been developed to… 

Radiotherapy and its impact on the nervous system of cancer survivors.

The types of radiotherapy and the possible mechanisms of cognitive deficits and neurotoxicity following radiotherapy are highlighted and special emphasis is given on the effects of various types of radiation on late side effects on cognitive impairments.

Acute Hospital Encounters in Cancer Patients Treated With Definitive Radiation Therapy.

Quantitative assessment of the efficacy of two different treatment plan optimization algorithms in treating tumors in locations of high heterogeneity

It was determined that in lung plans, Pinnacle demonstrated better sparing of the right lung and the spinal cord, but Raystation more effectively spared the heart and esophagus, and Liver plans showed superiority of Raystation in GI computations.

Intra-patient and inter-patient comparisons of DNA damage response biomarkers in Nasopharynx Cancer (NPC): analysis of NCC0901 randomised controlled trial of induction chemotherapy in locally advanced NPC

The technical reproducibility of DNA damage response assays for clinical implementation as biomarkers of clinical radiosensitivity in nasopharynx cancer patients is confirmed.

HDAC2 Inhibitor Valproic Acid Increases Radiation Sensitivity of Drug-Resistant Melanoma Cells

Resistance to anticancer drugs limits the effectiveness of chemotherapy in cancers. Melanoma cell lines B16F10C and A375C (parental) and B16F10R and A375R (drug-resistant sublines) were used to test



Bringing global access to radiation therapy: time for a change in approach.

Cancer Services and the Comprehensive Cancer Center

This chapter describes an optimal framework for a comprehensive cancer center, which can be a freestanding dedicated institution, a program within an academic health science center or a community hospital, or a group of hospitals providing an integrated program.

Image-guided radiotherapy: from current concept to future perspectives

  • D. Jaffray
  • Medicine, Physics
    Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology
  • 2012
The rationale for adopting image-guidance approaches in radiotherapy, the technology for achieving precision and accuracy in the context of different paradigms within the evolving radiation oncology practice are discussed.

Radiation oncology facilities in Turkey: current status and future perspectives.

Turkey faces a slight oversupply of radiation oncologists in contrast to undersupply in megavoltage machines and other personnel, and should purchase the equipment and employment policies as part of national cancer control program.

Planning cancer control in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Estimating the demand for radiotherapy from the evidence: a review of changes from 2003 to 2012.

  • M. BartonS. Jacob G. Delaney
  • Medicine
    Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • 2014