Chapter 18. Proton Therapy

  1. Jack A. Roth MD, F.A.C.S.1,
  2. James D. Cox MD2 and
  3. Waun Ki Hong MD, D.M.Sc. (Hon.)3
  1. Joe Y. Chang,
  2. Alfred R. Smith and
  3. James D. Cox

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696330.ch18

Lung Cancer, Third Edition

Lung Cancer, Third Edition

How to Cite

Chang, J. Y., Smith, A. R. and Cox, J. D. (2008) Proton Therapy, in Lung Cancer, Third Edition (eds J. A. Roth, J. D. Cox and W. K. Hong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696330.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor and Bud Johnson Clinical Distinguished Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Director, W.M. Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies, Chief, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Professor and Head, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    American Cancer Society Professor, Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine, Professor and Head, Division of Cancer Medicine Professor, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151122

Online ISBN: 9780470696330

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Keywords:

  • proton therapy;
  • biological research;
  • proton beams;
  • normal tissue;
  • spot scanning systems

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Relative Biologic Effectiveness and Biological Research

  • Rationale for Proton Therapy

  • Physical Characteristics of Proton Beams

  • Proton Treatment Planning and Delivery

  • Substantially Reduced Normal Tissue Dose with Proton Therapy Compared with 3D CRT and IMRT

  • Tumor Motion Consideration

  • Clinical Trials

  • Summary

  • References