Chapter 5. Radiotherapy

  1. Robert Souhami CBE, MD, FRCP, FRCR, F Med Sci1 and
  2. Jeffrey Tobias MA (Cantab), MD, FRCP, FRCR2

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994887.ch5

Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition

Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Souhami, R. and Tobias, J. (2005) Radiotherapy, in Cancer and its Management, Fifth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994887.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Director of Policy and Communication Cancer Research UK, London UK and Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Cancer Medicine University College London, London UK and Consultant in Clinical Oncology, The Meyerstein Institute of Oncology, The Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 14 JUN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126366

Online ISBN: 9780470994887



  • radiotherapy;
  • radioactive isotopes;
  • tumour sensitivity;
  • cell death;
  • radiosensitive tissues


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sources and Production of Ionizing Radiation

  • Biological Properties of Ionizing Radiation

  • Response of Biological Tissues to Radiation

  • Late Sequelae of Radiation

  • Technical Aspects of Radiotherapy

  • Radiotherapy Planning and Treatment Techniques

  • Integration of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

  • References

  • Further Reading