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Chemoradiation in Cancer Therapy

Author : Hak Choy
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Internationally recognized experts in cancer biology and clinical research review the present status of the multimodality approach to the management of solid tumors and speculate on possible future strategies for chemoradiation therapy. The authors detail applications of combined modality therapy in lung, esophageal, breast, gastric, pancreatic, colon, and rectal cancers. They also show how radiation interacts with such chemotherapeutic agents as the platinum complexes, taxanes, and gemcitabine in the treatment of malignant gliomas, and head and neck cancer. A review of how to integrate new specific molecular targeted agents into multimodality therapy in the future.

Chemoradiation

Author : Madhu J. John
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Chemoradiation in Cancer Therapy

Author : Hak Choy
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Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy

Author : Roland T. Skeel
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Skeel's Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy combines in one place the most current rationale and specific details necessary to safely administer chemotherapy for most adult cancers. The handbook is a practical, diseased-focused pocket reference that emphasizes the best current medical practice as it relates to the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs. By focusing on specific plans for treatment, the book is an invaluable resource for the daily care of cancer patients.

Clinical Radiation Oncology

Author : Leonard L. Gunderson
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Radiation oncology for physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource; this updated edition provides the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. You will broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, and access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities.

Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects

Author : Bridget F. Koontz
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Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects is a practical guide to common and uncommon toxicities which occur related to radiation therapy. Organized by anatomic region, from CNS to skin and extremities, it concisely and comprehensively reviews the symptoms, timing, preventative measures, and treatment of acute, delayed, and chronic radiation toxicities and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of both early and late effects. Other important chapters consist of topics such as radiation toxicity management in children, systemic effects of radiation therapy, radioprotection for radiation therapy, risk and prevention of radiation-induced cancers, challenges and approaches to cancer survivorship and how to maximize cancer patient wellness after radiation therapy. This evidence-based handbook of radiation therapy side effects, is an invaluable reference for the daily management of cancer patients and survivors. The topic coverage will assist physicians, APPs, and nurses practicing or training in radiation oncology, other oncology specialties, and primary care providers caring for cancer survivors. Key Features: Provides management recommendations and clinical pearls from topic experts Organized for quick reference by body area and toxicity Numerous tables consolidate important radiation effects for ease of reference Summarizes each known toxicity, its presentation, prevention, and management

Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Author : Seymour H. Levitt
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This book is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers.

Radiation Oncology Self Assessment Guide

Author : John Suh, MD
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Organized by site, this book covers in detail all the sites and cancer types currently treated by radiation oncologists. Detailed questions, organized in a "flash-card" format are included on the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis, staging, treatment options, and treatment-related side effects for each cancer type allow the reader to thoroughly assess his or her knowledge of the field. The discussion of the questions includes key literature citations reinforcing the reader's knowledge of critical studies and guidelines in the field. Written in joint collaboration by residents and staff radiation oncologists at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, the book contains more than 900 questions addressing the full gamut of the science and practice of radiation oncology today. Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide Features: Comprehensive coverage of radiation oncology Flash-card" format facilitates recall of key data, treatment assessment and patient management, and important original studies Organized by the major subject areas in radiation oncology, the question sets feature structured questions and nswers designed to test recall and sharpen skills Authors are from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers

Author : Murat Beyzadeoglu
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This evidence-based guide to the current management of cancer cases at all head and neck sites will assist in the appropriate selection and delineation of tumor volumes/fields for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), including volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Each tumor site-related chapter presents, from the perspective of an academic expert, several actual cases at different stages in order to clarify specific clinical concepts. The coverage includes case presentation, a case-related literature review, patient preparation, simulation, contouring, treatment planning, treatment delivery, and follow-up. The text is accompanied by illustrations ranging from slice-by-slice delineations on planning CT images to finalized plan evaluations based on detailed acceptance criteria. The book will be of value for residents, fellows, practicing radiation oncologists, and medical physicists interested in clinical radiation oncology

Cervical Cancer

Author : Jaime G. de la Garza-Salazar
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This book provides readers with a thorough review on cervical cancer, treatment guidelines and emerging therapies available for the disease. It reviews the epidemiology clinical features, diagnosis, and medical management of cervical cancer. Given the increasing need for preventive strategies, treatment optimization with collaborative and integrative work, this book improves the actual and integral knowledge in this neoplasm. Given the high prevalence of this disease in Latin America, this is an important text for clinicians in this region. This book outlines the state of the art in cervical cancer treatments and is an indispensable companion for oncologists, gynecologists, surgeons and medical students.

Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and MOC

Author : Tithi Biswas, MD
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Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and MOC is a singular study guide, written for those who are preparing for the American Board of Radiology certification exam or maintenance exam. The authors provide a concise, targeted overview of the key knowledge within each clinical area of radiation oncology practice, as well as to related topics that are relevant to practice and are covered on examinations. Chapters span the relevant disease site and subspecialty areas including gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, breast, soft tissue and bone, pediatric, central nervous system, head and neck, skin, lung/ thoracic, and hematologic malignancies. The chapters detail the latest research and statistics, along with essential clinical knowledge on staging, management considerations, treatment planning and simulation, toxicity, follow up and outcomes that will be tested during the certification and recertification exams. Each chapter includes a focused practice test with multiple-choice questions and answers, which contain rationales and references. Two full practice exams appear at the end of the book. Ideal for first-time test-takers and recertification candidates alike, the bulleted, straightforward format will help anyone preparing for the boards or MOC recall their existing, specialized knowledge, and sharpen their skills in other areas of radiation oncology. KEY FEATURES: Includes two comprehensive practice tests that assess your knowledge of all disease sites and subtopics Reviews palliative care in several site-specific chapters Presents other related topics crucial to the exam, including biostatistics

Perez Brady s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology

Author : Luther W. Brady
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Inside the Sixth Edition of this now-reference, you will discover encyclopedic coverage of topics ranging from basic science to sophisticated computer-based radiation therapy treatment planning and supportive care. The book's comprehensive scope and abundantly illustrated format provide you with better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of radiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which you can employ radiation therapy in patient care. Including epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic work-up, prognostic factors, treatment techniques, applications of surgery and chemotherapy, end results, and more. Increased emphasis on new approaches and technologies improve your understanding of three-dimensional treatment planning, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, combined modality therapy, and particle therapy. Digital version includes the complete text, index-based search, note sharing, regular content updates integrated into the text, and much more.

Practical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

Author : K S Clifford Chao
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The third edition of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy was written to enhance the reader’s understanding of the cutting-edge technology of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. It is designed to both update old readers and inform new readers about the complexities and details of clinical management. This completely updated edition provides a step-by-step, practical approach to the use of IMRT in the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients. Because of IMRT’s ability to employ individually controlled beamlets, it is an extremely promising technique, especially when paired with CT, PET, and/or MRI. With these improved procedures, doctors and clinicians will be able to take high resolution images of tumors while minimizing dosages to surrounding tissue. In order to focus on the most up to date IMRT techniques, the introductory chapters have been condensed to provide a brief overview of IMRT physics, mechanics and quality assurance, and also CT and MR imaging. To help assist in clinical decision-making it provides the reader with more than 700 full-color illustrations, IMRT tables and clear, straightforward descriptions that address a range of tumor types and sites including head and neck, urinary, and gynecologic cancers.

Head and Neck Cancer

Author : Dwight E. Heron, MD
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" This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds examines the latest advances in the use of radiation medicine in treatment of head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer treatment has undergone major change over the course of the past few years and Head and Neck Cancer addresses current best practices in the light of the most recent evidence. All of the chapters are written by international experts in the field, address the common clinical scenarios in head and neck cancer and are multidisciplinary in scope. Chapters examining health services in head and neck cancer as well as factors influencing clinical decisions round out the coverage. Radiation Medicine Rounds features : In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Radiation Medicine Each issue edited by an authority in that subject area Each issue focused on a single major topic in Radiation Medicine, providing coverage of advances in radiation science, radiation medicine technology, radiation medicine practice, and assessment of recent quality and outcome studies Series Description: Radiation Medicine Rounds is a review series providing a thorough analysis of new scientific, technologic, and clinical advances in all areas of radiation medicine. There will be an emphasis throughout on multidisciplinary approaches to the specialty, as well as an emphasis on quality and outcomes analysis. The goal is to provide authoritative, thorough assessment of a wide range of ""hot topics"" and emerging new data for the entire specialty of radiation medicine. "

Radiation Oncology

Author : William Small, Jr. MD
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" Radiation Oncology provides residents, fellows, and clinicians with a practical, evidence-based guide to the current management of difficult cases in radiation oncology. Emphasis is on the management of those clinical challenges commonly seen in practice that the community practitioner would normally handle without outside referral. The book offers comparisons of treatment approaches to difficult situations, allowing the reader to compare their current treatment approach to that of experts and others in the community. Radiation Oncology is organized in seven sections corresponding to the major treatment areas of radiation oncology. Each section includes three cases to illustrate specific clinical challenges for which there is no clear treatment protocol. The case discussion includes an expert opinion on optimal management along with alternatives from a second academic expert's perspective and from a community practitioner's perspective. Radiation Oncology features: Evidence-based approach to difficult management challenges in radiation oncology Expert authors provide evidence assessment and management summaries through presentation of relevant cases Community practitioner reviewers ensure real-world relevance of each discussion Reviews the most relevant literature pertaining to the challenging scenarios clinicians encounter every day Management alternatives allow discussion of the full range of management options and specifics for difficult problems including hardline recommendations "

Esophageal Cancer

Author : Nabil F. Saba
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​This book reviews the recent progress made in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of esophageal cancer. Epidemiology, molecular biology, pathology, staging, and prognosis are first discussed. The radiologic assessment of esophageal cancer and the role of endoscopy in diagnosis, staging, and management are then described. The principles of surgical resection, radiation therapy, and systemic chemotherapy for esophageal cancer are explained, and particular attention is paid to the multidisciplinary management of early-stage cervical, thoracic, distal, and junctional tumors. Up-to-date information is also provided on the treatment of metastatic and recurrent disease and on approaches that may affect future care, such as chemoprevention. Esophageal cancer remains one of the least studied cancers although it accounts for more than 400,000 deaths across the globe each year. The majority of esophageal cancers worldwide are squamous cell carcinomas, yet in the past few decades major epidemiologic changes have occurred affecting the incidence of adenocarcinomas in Western countries. Despite the advances in surgical and non-surgical therapies, overall survival has not changed significantly. It is hoped that Esophageal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy will assist specialists from a variety of disciplines, including surgery, radiation therapy, gastroenterology, and medical oncology, in delivering optimal, up-to-date care to the benefit of patients.

Handbook of Evidence Based Radiation Oncology

Author : Eric K. Hansen
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The Third Edition of Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology updates and revises the previous successful editions and serves as a key reference for radiation oncology professionals. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. The key elements of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and/or risk classification systems. Treatment recommendations are discussed based on stage, histology, and/or risk classification. Brief summaries of key trials and studies provide the rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described and complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. The Third Edition incorporates new key studies and trials to reflect current radiation oncology practice; includes the most recent staging systems; and features new color illustrations and anatomic atlases to aid in treatment planning. This book is a valuable resource for students, resident physicians, fellows, and other practitioners of radiation oncology.

Radiation Therapy

Author : Marilyn Haas
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Focusing on radiation oncology, this resource also provides information on combined modality (chemotherapy/radiation), newer technology, evidence-based guidelines, special patient populations, and in-depth management interventions and patient teaching. In addition to the comprehensive presentations of cancer sites and radiobiology, Radiation Therapy has new special topics on supportive nursing care and clinical practice, addressing the needs of personnel caring for radiation therapy patients in various situations. UNIQUE! Covers care of patients receiving radiation or combined therapies (chemo/radiation). Integrative Systems and Cancer Sites detailed in 13 core chapters. An entire section on adjuvant therapies. Includes several chapters devoted to special treatment modalities. A supportive care section covering six common patient symptoms and concerns and how to care for them. Covers special topics, such as geriatrics and complementary medicine, in relationship to radiation therapy. Contains chapters on nursing research and clinical trials, evidence-based clinical guidelines, clinical outcomes and documents, and the role of the advance practitioner in radiation oncology. Color insert with 5 photos of skin conditions and 2 prostate treatment plans.

Radiation Oncology Question Review Second Edition

Author : Michael A. Weller, MD
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Radiation Oncology Question Review efficiently tests and reinforces your knowledge of key concepts, critical studies, and major clinical guidelines, with the most important radiation oncology citations included. Organized by treatment site, detailed questions cover natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis, staging, treatment options, and treatment-related side effects all in a newly configured format. Each question tests your recall and sharpens your skills so that you can practice and feel confident in your ability to manage all disease site areas according to the standard guidelines and key literature in the field. Written by residents and expert radiation oncologists from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, this review is a comprehensive study guide for anyone preparing for the board exam, for practicing physicians reviewing a topic, or for preparing for MOC. Whether you are a few minutes between patients or are having a dedicated study session, this book is an invaluable resource that will strengthen your knowledge of the field. Key Features: Updated and revised to reflect the new AJCC 8th Edition criteria, data guidelines for SBRT, hypofractionation for breast and prostate cancers, new advanced treatment planning and delivery techniques, and with a dedicated Sarcomas section Covers all clinical topics and disease site areas that are in the ABR clinical radiation oncology exam and MOC Updated layout and organization of questions and answers Includes access to the fully searchable downloadable eBook

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Author : Suzanne Russo
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This book is a practical guide on how best to incorporate advanced radiation therapy techniques into the multimodality treatment of a wide range of gastrointestinal tumors, including esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatobiliary malignancies (primary and metastatic liver tumors, intrahepatic, perihilar, and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas, and gallbladder cancer), pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and carcinoma of the anal canal. Practical considerations when treating patients with external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy are clearly explained. Detailed attention is devoted to the safety and efficacy of radiotherapy in combination with current and emerging systemic therapies (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and biologic agents), surgery, and ablative therapy, and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative treatment approaches for different tumor types are carefully evaluated. The book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical and surgical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, and other oncology professionals.