Chapter 11. External Beam Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

  1. Pierre-Alain Clavien MD, Phd, FACS, FRCS Professor Chairman and
  2. Stefan Breitenstein MD
  1. Rakesh Reddy MBBS and
  2. A. Bapsi Chakravarthy MD Associate Professor

Published Online: 9 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch11

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition

How to Cite

Reddy, R. and Chakravarthy, A. B. (2010) External Beam Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors, in Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapies, Third Edition (eds P.-A. Clavien and S. Breitenstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317053.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Swiss Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179768

Online ISBN: 9781444317053

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Keywords:

  • external beam radiation therapy for liver tumors;
  • three-dimensional conformal treatment planning;
  • two-dimensional treatment planning;
  • intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT);
  • image-guided radiotherapy;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), sixth most common cancer in the world and global cancer death;
  • colorectal cancer metastatic to liver;
  • HCC, treated with curative surgery or transplantation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Advances in the delivery of radiation

  • Hepatocellular carcinomas

  • Colorectal cancer m etastatic to the liver

  • Conclusion

  • Self-assessment questions

  • References

  • Self-assessment answers