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By Ch. Herfarth, P. Schlag (auth.), Prof. Dr. Peter Bannasch (eds.)
In greater than 20 contributions new traits in melanoma treatment are reviewed and severely mentioned by way of hugely efficient authors. Their contributions are according to a world symposium and canopy all significant fields of scientific oncology. exact emphasis is given to surgical oncology (including photodynamic laser treatment and radiosurgery), radiation oncology, hyperthermia, new antineoplastic brokers, enzyme-pattern-targeted chemotherapy, drug resistance, organic reaction modifiers, bone marrow transplantation, antibody guided remedy, induction of cellphone differentiation in reworked cells, and the individualization of tumor remedy. The stimulating dialogue on the finish of every part protecting those subject matters will particulary profit the scientific oncologist and all researchers dedicated to the advance of melanoma therapy.
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As local or locoregional failure of therapy is the cause of death in about onethird of all tumor patients, the development of methods for improved local tumor control is still expected to dominate research activities in the next 5-10 years (de Vita 1983; Kuttig 1987). The other important aspect of these research and development activities, of course, is to reduce side effects in normal tissue and to improve the quality of life of tumor patients after treatment. There are different directions within the field of radiotherapy research which can be followed in order to reach these goals.
Courtesy of Ch. Perret, PSI-Villigen, p. 239 in Tubiana et al. 1986) 1989). An active program (Ophthalmology Proton Therapy Instruction Systems) is also being carried out at the Paul-Scheerer-Institut Villigen in Switzerland (Fig. , at Clatterbridge (United Kingdom), and Louvainla-Neuve (Belgium) (Vynckier et al. 1984). The high degree of physical selectivity of the proton beams has also been exploited for other localizations such as paraspinal tumors, chordomas, or chondrosarcomas of the base of the skull (Austin-Seymour et al.
In typical cases, such as seminomas or lymphomas, where the dose prescribed to the target volume lies below the tolerance dose, irradiation of a few additional cubic centimeters of normal tissue 27 New Trends in Radiation Therapy is of little clinical importance (in chemotherapy, there is obviously no physical selectivity at all, and the therapeutic gain depends only on biological selectivity). By contrast, when the differences in radiosensitivity are reduced, as observed with highLET radiation, the therapeutic efficiency rests mainly on a high level of physical selectivity; sparing a few cubic centimeters of normal tissues then becomes of real importance.