The book Particle Beam Therapy: contemporary trends and reviews

Posted On 2015-01-12 09:47:24

Edited by Dr. Huan Giap from University of California at San Diego; Prof. Eric Chuang, Taiwan National University; and Dr. Gary Yang from Loma Linda University Medical Center, the book Particle Beam Therapy: contemporary trends and reviews was published in September 2014 and formally released in the 2014 ASTRO annual meeting. In its debut in ASTRO, the book received warm welcome by radiation physicians and oncologists especially. The three Editors also attended the conference, having the opportunity to witness its release (Figure 1).

Figure 1. The book’s debut in 2014 ASTRO and the Editors: Drs. Huan Giap, Eric Chuang and Gary Yang (from left to right)

The hardcover, unabridged print copy can be purchased at eBay ( or Amazon ( Table of content to the book can be found as below.

Table of Contents


1 Charged particle beam therapy: a new dawn for cancer treatment

Huan Giap, Eric Y Chuang, Gary Y Yang


3 Historical perspective and evolution of charged particle beam therapy

Huan Giap, Bosco Giap

13 Particle therapy for central nervous system tumors in pediatric and adult patients

Jeffrey Q Dinh, Anita Mahajan, Matthew B Palmer, David R Grosshans

26 Stereotactic radiosurgery with charged-particle beams: technique and clinical experience

Richard P.Levy, Reinhard W. M. Schulte

40 Proton beam therapy for intracranial and skull base tumors

Masashi Mizumoto, Yoshiko Oshiro, Koji Tsuboi

50 Boron neutron capture therapy for brain tumors

TetsuyaYamamoto, Koji Tsuboi, Kei Nakai, Hiroaki Kumada, Hideyuki Sakurai, Akira Matsumura

57 Proton therapy for head and neck cancer: current applications and future directions

Alexander Lin, Samuel Swisher-McClure, Laura Bonner Millar, Maura Kirk, Caitlyn Yeager, Ali Kassaee, Boong-Keng Kevin Teo, Stephen M. Hahn

66 Protonradiotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer

Heath Devin Skinner, Ritsuko Komaki

73 Proton therapy for gastrointestinal cancers

Ted C. Ling, Joseph I. Kang, Jerry D. Slater, Gary Y. Yang

82 Proton therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma

Ted C.Ling, Joseph I. Kang, David A. Bush, Jerry D. Slater, Gary Y. Yang

89 Stereotactic body proton therapy for liver metastases

Joseph I.Kang Jr, Ted C. Ling, Jerry D. Slater, Gary Y. Yang

94 Proton therapy may allow for comprehensive elective nodal coverage for patient sreceiving neoadjuvant radiotherapy for localized pancreatic head cancers

Richard Y.Lee, Romaine C. Nichols Jr, Soon N. Huh, Meng W. Ho, Zuofeng Li, Robert Zaiden, Ziad T. Awad, Bestoun Ahmed, Bradford S. Hoppe

100 Protons offer reduced bone marrow, small bowel, and urinary bladder exposure for patients receiving neoadjuvant radiotherapy for resectable rectal cancer

Rovel J.Colaco, Romaine Charles Nichols, Soon Huh, Nataliya Getman, Meng Wei Ho, Zuofeng Li, Christopher G. Morris, William M. Mendenhall, Nancy P. Mendenhall, Bradford S. Hoppe

106 Rectal cancer: do protons have prospects?

Prajnan Das

108 Protonbeam radiation therapy of prostate cancer - history, results, and future directions

Carl J Rossi Jr

119 Clinical trials for charged particle beam therapy

Fantine N. Giap, Huan B. Giap, Martin Jermann, Bosco Giap, Richard P. Levy, Erik Blomquist

Physics and Biology

122 Emerging evidence for the role of an endorectal balloon in prostate radiationtherapy

Stefan Both, Curtiland Deville, Viet Bui, Ken Kang-Hsin Wang, Neha Vapiwala

131 Surgical organ displacement: what is the best “materials and methods” for proton radiotherapy?

Takashi Ogino

133 New developments in treatment planning and verification of particle beam therapy

Reinhard W.Schulte, Andrew J. Wroe

145 Improving the precision and performance of proton pencil beam scanning

Sairos Safai, Christian Bula, David Meer, Eros Pedroni

156 Protontherapy dose calculations on GPU: advances and challenges

Xun Jia,Todd Pawlicki, Kevin T. Murphy, Arno J. Mundt

166 Toward robust proton therapy planning and delivery

Zuofeng Li

176 Comparison of tissue characterization curves for different CT scanners:implication in proton therapy treatment planning

Chee-Wai Cheng, Li Zhao, Mark Wolanski, Qingya Zhao, Josuha James, Kate Dikeman, Michael Mills4, Mei Li, Shiv P. Srivastava, Xing Qi Lu, Indra J. Das

187 Surgical organ displacement for proton radiotherapy

Jerry M. Jesseph, Markus M. Fitzek, Kambiz Shahnazi, Song-Chu Ko, James R. Howe, Allan F. Thornton, Andrew L. Chang

195 Gold nanoparticles in radiation research: potential applications for imaging and radiosensitization

Jay F.Dorsey, Lova Sun, Daniel Y. Joh, Alon Witztum, Ajlan Al Zaki, Gary D. Kao, Michelle Alonso-Basanta, Stephen Avery, Andrew Tsourkas, Stephen M. Hahn

207 Convergence of nanotechnology with radiation therapy—insights and implications for clinical translation

Dev Kumar Chatterjee, Tatiana Wolfe, Jihyoun Lee, Aaron P Brown, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Shanta Raj Bhattarai, Parmeswaran Diagaradjane, Sunil Krishnan

220 Nanoparticles in radiation therapy: a summary of various approaches to enhance radiosensitization in cancer

Deep Kwatra, Anand Venugopal, Shrikant Anant

233 Role of p53 in regulating tissue response to radiation by mechanisms independent of apoptosis

Chang-Lung Lee, Jordan M. Blum, David G. Kirsch

243 Molecular mechanisms involved in tumor repopulation after radiotherapy

Wooi-Loon Ng, Qian Huang, Xinjian Liu, Mary Zimmerman, Fang Li, Chuan-Yuan Li

250 Cancer stem cells in glioma: challenges and opportunities

Jialiang Wang, Yufang Ma, Michael K. Cooper

263 Normal tissue protection for improving radiotherapy: Where are the Gaps?

Pataje G.S. Prasanna, Helen B. Stone, Rosemary S. Wong, Jacek Capala, Eric J. Bernhard, Bhadrasain Vikram, C. N. Coleman