Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy

  • P. M. Harari
  • N. P. Connor
  • C. Grau

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Epidemiology and Treatment Outcome

    1. Weining Zhen
      Pages 3-14
    2. Edith Filion, Quynh-Thu Le
      Pages 15-29
    3. Gregory M. Richards, Paul M. Harari
      Pages 31-41
    4. William M. Mendenhall, Russell W. Hinerman, Robert J. Amdur, Mikhail Vaysberg, John W. Werning
      Pages 43-56
    5. Anne W. M. Lee, Rebecca M. W. Yeung, Wai Tong Ng
      Pages 57-73
    6. Claus Andrup Kristensen
      Pages 75-87
    7. Chris Terhaard
      Pages 89-101
    8. Brian O'Sullivan, Jonathan Irish, Richard Tsang
      Pages 103-115
    9. Li Ning, Herbert Chen, Rebecca S. Sippel
      Pages 117-124
  3. Treatment Techniques with Potential Impact on QOL

    1. Peter C. Levendag, Peter van Rooij, David N. Teguh, Inge Noever, Peter Voet, Henrie van der Est et al.
      Pages 135-144
    2. Xavier Geets, Vincent Grégoire
      Pages 163-174
    3. Ulrik Vindelev Elstroem, Cai Grau
      Pages 183-190
    4. Michalis V. Karamouzis, Michael K. Gibson, Athanassios Argiris
      Pages 203-214
    5. Deric L. Wheeler, Tien Hoang, Paul M. Harari
      Pages 215-223
  4. Toxicity, Quality of Life, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Supportive Care

    1. Johannes A. Langendijk, Hendricus P. Bijl
      Pages 227-241
    2. Kenneth Jensen, Cai Grau
      Pages 251-258
    3. Pamela Sandow
      Pages 269-276
    4. Douglas E Jorenby
      Pages 277-285
    5. JøRGEN Johansen, JøRN Herrstedt
      Pages 287-298
    6. Toby C. Campbell, James F. Cleary
      Pages 299-306
    7. Peggy A. Wiederholt
      Pages 307-316
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-330

About this book


This book focuses on functional treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients from the perspective of experts from around the world in medical and allied health fields. Recent advances in management strategies are presented as they relate to functional preservation and quality of life. Clinical and research knowledge is organized in an approachable manner by means of short chapters, key point tables, and high-quality illustrations and graphics. This method of presentation is very effective for busy clinical practitioners and researchers. Information is provided on site-specific epidemiology and treatment outcome, the impact of different treatment techniques and toxicities on quality of life, and the relationship of toxicity prevention, rehabilitation, and supportive care to quality of life after treatment, Among literature on the treatment of head and neck cancer, this book is unique because of the outstanding list of contributors and the specific focus on functional preservation and quality of life.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. M. Harari
    • 1
  • N. P. Connor
    • 2
  • C. Grau
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human OncologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of MedicineMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of OncologyAarhus University HospitalAarhus CDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73231-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73232-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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