Kazushi Kishi

Wakayama Medical UniversityJapan

Kazushi Kishi holds the chair of department radiation oncology, tumor center, at the Wakayama Medical University Hospital, and is an Associate Professor of Department of Radiology at Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama City, Japan. His academic background includes PhD in radiology. He is a council of Japanese Society of Therapeutic Radiology (JASTRO), Japanese Radiological Society (JRS), Biological Group of JRS, and a member of American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and American Society of Brachytherapy. His current work is focused on interventional brachytherapy that expands the possibility of brachytherapy, i.e., to increase the therapeutic ratio of effect/toxicity, and enthusiastically developing new advantageous strategies, even to the difficult conditions as re-irradiation. He has published over more than 250 papers including 62 peer reviewed English journal articles. His work is currently supported by Grant-in-aid and now being widely recognized in the field of radiation oncology and cancer medicine.

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Importance of brachytherapy is currently increasing in cancer therapy. In brachytherapy each treatment is best fitted by physician's' hand, and appropriate arrangement and selection of radiation sources facilitates the fitting. This book is full of essences to make a breakthrough in radiation oncology by brachytherapy. I hope this book will encourage all people related. Contents 1: problem of currently popular dosimetric method; 2: Monte Carlo dose simulation of ruthenim-106/rhodium-106 eyes applicators; 3. Progress in Californium-252 neutron brachytherapy; 4. Clinical aspect of endobronchial brachytherapy in central airway tumor obstruction; 5. Review from principle and techniques of Iodine-125 production at nuclear reactor plant to their clinical practive in prostate cancer treatment; 6. Stereotactic Brachytherapy for Brain Tumors using Iodine-125 seed; 7. A brachytherapy procedure with organ-sparing hyaluronate gel injection for safe and eradicative reirradiation.

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