TY - CHAP A1 - Helmut Paul ED1 - Gopishankar Natanasabapathi Y1 - 2012-03-30 PY - 2012 T1 - The Stopping Power of Matter for Positive Ions N2 - Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. It is an enormous global health encumbrance, growing at an alarming pace. Global statistics show that in 2030 alone, about 21.4 million new cancer cases and 13.2 million cancer deaths are expected to occur, simply due to the growth, aging of the population, adoption of new lifestyles and behaviors. Amongst the several modes of treatment for cancer available, Radiation treatment has a major impact due to technological advancement in recent times. This book discusses the pros and cons of this treatment modality. This book "Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy" has collaged topics contributed by top notch professionals and researchers all around the world. BT - Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34974 DO - 10.5772/34974 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-09 ER -