chapter  4
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Chapter Ionizing Radiation for Tumor-Targeted Drug Delivery

Current treatments of solid tumors often involve using both chemotherapy and radiotherapy in parallel. Concomitant chemotherapy and radiation therapy is the standard of care for patients with advanced (stages III and IV) head and neck cancer1,2 and non-small-cell lung cancer.3,4

4.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 53 4.1.1 Current Limitations of Drug Therapy on Solid Tumors .............................................54 4.1.2 Role of Tumor Vasculature .........................................................................................54