Clinical Radiation Oncology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323240987, 9780323370189

Clinical Radiation Oncology

4th Edition

Authors: Leonard Gunderson Joel Tepper
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323240987
eBook ISBN: 9780323370189
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th June 2015
Page Count: 1648

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Perfect for radiation oncology physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource, this updated edition continues to provide the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. Not only will you broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, you'll also access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities. The consistent and concise format provides just the right amount of information, making Clinical Radiation Oncology a welcome resource for use by the entire radiation oncology team.

Key Features

  • Content is templated and divided into three sections -- Scientific Foundations of Radiation Oncology, Techniques and Modalities, and Disease Sites – for quick access to information.
  • Disease Sites chapters summarize the most important issues on the opening page and include a full-color format, liberal use of tables and figures, a closing section with a discussion of controversies and problems, and a treatment algorithm that reflects the treatment approach of the authors.
  • Chapters have been edited for scientific accuracy, organization, format, and adequacy of outcome data (such as disease control, survival, and treatment tolerance).
  • Allows you to examine the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on single-modality and combined-modality approaches.
  • Features an emphasis on providing workup and treatment algorithms for each major disease process, as well as the coverage of molecular biology and its relevance to individual diseases.

Table of Contents


Part A. Radiobiology

1. The Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology

2. Molecular and Cellular Biology

3. Dose-Response Modifiers in Radiation Therapy

4. Interaction of Chemotherapy and Radiation

5. Biologics and Their Interactions with Radiation

Part B. Physics

6. Radiation Oncology Physics

7. Radiation Physics - Stereotactic

Part C. Related Cancer Disciplines

8. Surgical Principles

9. Principles of Chemotherapy

10. Imaging in Oncology

11. Nuclear Medicine

12. Health Services Research in Radiation Oncology

13. Statistics and Clinical Trials

14. Late Effects after Radiation


15. Brachytherapy

16. Intensity-Modulated and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy

17. Intraoperative Irradiation

18. Total Body Irradiation

19. Charged Particle Radiotherapy

20. Neutron Radiotherapy

21. Hyperthermia

22. Targeted Radionuclide Therapy

23. Stereotactic Irradiation: CNS Tumors

24. Stereotactic Body Irradiation: Extracranial Tumors

25. Metastatic Disease: Bone, Spinal Cord, Brain, Liver, and Lung


Part A. Central Nervous System Tumors


26. Low-Grade Gliomas

27. High-Grade Gliomas

28. Benign Brain Tumors: Meningiomas and Vestibular Schwannomas

29. Pituitary Tumors and Craniopharyngiomas

30. Spinal Cord Tumors

31. Orbital, Ocular, and Optic Nerve Tumors

Part B. Head and Neck Tumors


32. Oral Cavity

33. Oropharyngeal Cancer

34. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

35. Larynx and Hypopharynx Cancer

36. Sinonasal Cancer

37. Salivary Gland Malignancies

38. Thyroid Cancer

39. Unknown Head and Neck Primary Site

40. Management of the Neck

41. Cutaneous Carcinoma

42. Malignant Melanoma

Part C. Thoracic Neoplasms


43. Small Cell Lung Cancer

44. Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

45. Cancer of the Esophagus

46. Uncommon Thoracic Tumors

Part D. Gastrointestinal Tumors


47. Gastric/GE Junction Cancer

48. Pancreatic Cancer

49. Hepatobiliary Cancer

50. Colon Cancer

51. Rectal Cancer

52. Anal Carcinoma

Part E. Genitourinary Tumors


53. Prostate Cancer

54. Bladder Cancer

55. Testicular Cancer

56. Kidney and Ureteral Carcinoma

57. Penile Cancer

Part F. Gynecologic Tumors


58. Cervical Cancer

59. Endometrial Cancer

60. Cancers of the Vulva and Vagina

61. Ovarian Cancer

Part G. Breast Cancer


62. Noninvasive Breast Cancer

63. Breast Cancer: Stages I-II

64. Breast Cancer: Postmastectomy Radiation, Locally Advanced Disease, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Part H. Sarcoma and Benign Disease

65. Soft Tissue Sarcoma

66. Benign Diseases

Part I. Childhood Cancers


67. Central Nervous System Tumors

68. Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcomas

69. Pediatric Sarcomas of Bone

70. Wilms’ Tumor

71. Retinoblastoma

72. Neuroblastoma

73. Pediatric Leukemias and Lymphomas

74. Pediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

75. Rare Pediatric Tumors

Part J. Lymphoma and Hematologic Malignancies


76. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

77. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

78. Multiple Myeloma and Other Plasma Cell Neoplasms

79. Mycosis Fungoides


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About the Authors

Leonard Gunderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona

Joel Tepper

Affiliations and Expertise

Hector MacLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina