Table of Contents

History of radiotherapy of Hodgkin's disease (now Hodgkin lymphoma).
Background and rationale for radiotherapy in early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma.
Background and rationale for radiotherapy in advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma.
Salvage therapy for relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.
Principles of chemotherapy in Hodgkin lymphoma.
Management of lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.
Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma, the rationale for radiation therapy.
The role of imaging in radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Target definitions for Hodgkin lymphoma: the involved node radiation field concept.
Traditional and modern techniques for radiation treatment planning.
Quality assurance for radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Evaluation of response after radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Hodgkin lymphoma in special populations and rare localizations.
Acute and long-term complications of radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Proton therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Future prospects for radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. This book deals in detail with all aspects of the best practice in modern radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma. It provides the background and rationale for the inclusion of radiotherapy in today's combined-modality approach, including special clinical situations such as Hodgkin lymphoma in children, in the pregnant patient, and in the elderly. Radiotherapy planning using state-of-the-art imaging, target definition, planning software, and treatment equipment is expounded in detail. Acute and long-term side effects of radiotherapy are analyzed, and the implications for modern radiotherapy approach.