Medicine » Oncology

Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy

Edited by Gopishankar Natanasabapathi, ISBN 978-953-51-0427-8, 370 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 30, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2019

Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. It is an enormous global health encumbrance, growing at an alarming pace. Global statistics show that in 2030 alone, about 21.4 million new cancer cases and 13.2 million cancer deaths are expected to occur, simply due to the growth, aging of the population, adoption of new lifestyles and behaviors. Amongst the several modes of treatment for cancer available, Radiation treatment has a major impact due to technological advancement in recent times. This book discusses the pros and cons of this treatment modality. This book "Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy" has collaged topics contributed by top notch professionals and researchers all around the world.