TY - CHAP A1 - Mineur Laurent A2 - Jaegle Enric A3 - Pourel Nicolas A4 - Garcia Robin ED1 - Gopishankar Natanasabapathi Y1 - 2012-03-30 PY - 2012 T1 - Critical Normal Tissue and Radiation Injury: The Stomach 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. 13 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34992 DO - 10.5772/34992 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-20 ER -