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The Biological basis of radiotherapy

Author: G Gordon Steel; Gerald E Adams; Alan Horwich
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier ; New York, NY, USA : Sole distributors for the USA and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Gordon Steel; Gerald E Adams; Alan Horwich
ISBN: 0444810994 9780444810991 0444811877 9780444811875
OCLC Number: 19975518
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface. List of Contributors. Chapter 1: Temporal stages of radiation action: free radical processes (G.E. Adams). Chapter 2: Mechanisms of repair of DNA damage induced by ionising radiation (P.E. Bryant). Chapter 3: The molecular basis of radiosensitivity (T.J. McMillan). Chapter 4: Survival of clonogenic cells: cell-survival curves (G.G. Steel). Chapter 5: Relation between cell survival and gross endpoints of tumour response and tissue failure (K.-R. Trott). Chapter 6: Cell proliferation kinetics in tumours (G.G. Steel). Chapter 7: Radiation damage to early-reacting normal tissues (J.H. Hendry). Chapter 8: Radiation effects on blood vessels: role in late normal-tissue damage (J.H. Hopewell, W. Calvo and H.S. Reinhold). Chapter 9: Physiological hypoxia and its influence on radiotherapy (J. Denekamp). Chapter 10: The clinical consequences of the oxygen effect (S. Dische). Chapter 11: Radiation sensitizers and bioreductive drugs (I.J. Stratford and G.E. Adams). Chapter 12: Radiobiology of human tumour cells (G.G. Steel). Chapter 13: Fractionation and therapeutic gain (J.F. Fowler). Chapter 14: Radiotherapy with multiple fractions per day (W. van den Bogaert, J.-C. Horiot and E. van der Schueren). Chapter 15: The dose-rate effect (G.G. Steel). Chapter 16: Clinical aspects of radiation dose rate (A. Horwich). Chapter 17: Heavy particles in radiotherapy (J.F. Fowler). Chapter 18: Combined radiotherapy-chemotherapy: principles (G.G. Steel). Chapter 19: Combined radiotherapy-chemotherapy in clinical practice (A. Horwich). Chapter 20: Cellular and tissue effects of hyperthermia and radiation (S.B. Field). Chapter 21: Prediction of tumour response to treatment (C.S. Parkins and A. Horwich). Subject index.
Responsibility: editors, G. Gordon Steel, Gerald E. Adams and Alan Horwich.

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