Clinical Radiation Oncology

3rd Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Leonard Gunderson Joel Tepper
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437716375
eBook ISBN: 9781455726035
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th October 2011
Page Count: 1660

Description

First Prize winner, Oncology Book Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition

Key Features

  • Deepen your knowledge with a comprehensive, clinical approach to the scientific foundations of radiation oncology and general oncology as well as state-of-the-art techniques and modalities.
  • Implement a multidisciplinary, "team care" approach to providing intricate treatment plans for patients, often in conjunction with medical oncologists, and surgeons.
  • Broaden your understanding of the basic biology of the disease processes. 
  • Examine the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on single-modality and combined-modality approaches.
  • Quickly and easily find critical information thanks to an easily accessible, full-color design with over 800 color figures that clearly depict treatment techniques.

Table of Contents

SECTION I. SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Part A. RADIOBIOLOGY
Chapter 1. Biological Basis of Radiation Oncology
Chapter 2. Molecular and Cellular Biology
Chapter 3. Dose Response Modifiers in Radiation Oncology
Chapter 4. Interaction of Chemotherapy and Radiation
Chapter 5. Biologics and Interactions with Radiation

Part B. PHYSICS
Chapter 6. Radiation Oncology Physics

Part C. RELATED CANCER DISCIPLINES
Chapter 7. Surgical Principles
Chapter 8. Principles of Chemotherapy
Chapter 9. Imaging in Oncology
Chapter 10. Nuclear Medicine
Chapter 11. Health Services Research in Radiation Oncology: Toward Achieving the Achievable for Patients with Cancer
Chapter 12. Statistics and Clinical Trials

SECTION II. TECHNIQUES AND MODALITIES

Chapter 13. Brachytherapy
Chapter 14. Conformal Therapy: Treatment Planning, Treatment Delivery, and Clinical Results
Chapter 15. Intraoperative Irradiation
Chapter 16. Stereotactic Irradiation: Linear Accelerator and Gamma Knife
Chapter 17. Total Body Irradiation
Chapter 18. Charged Particle Radiotherapy
Chapter 19. Neutron Radiotherapy
Chapter 20. Hyperthermia
Chapter 21. Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
Chapter 22. Palliation of Metastases: Bone, Spinal Cord, Brain, Liver

SECTION III. DISEASE SITES

Part A. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM TUMORS OVERVIEW
Chapter 23. Low-Grade Gliomas
Chapter 24. High-Grade Gliomas
Chapter 25. Meningioma, Ependymoma and Other Adult Brain Tumors
Chapter 26. Pituitary Tumors
Chapter 27. Spinal Tumors
Chapter 28. Orbital, Ocular, and Optic Nerve Tumors

Part B. HEAD AND NECK TUMORS OVERVIEW
Chapter 29. Oral Cavity
Chapter 30. Oropharyngeal Cancer
Chapter 31. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Chapter 32. Larynx and Hypopharnyx Cancer
Chapter 33. Sinonasal Cancer
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Details

No. of pages:
1660
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455726035
Hardcover ISBN:
9781437716375

About the Author

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

Reviews

  "The previous editions of this comprehensive textbook of radiation oncology have been considered among the definitive resources for practicing and in-training radiation oncologists…This updated third edition should be a part of all radiation oncologists' reference libraries. It incorporates the pertinent scientific principles, technical aspects of treatment planning, and details of the diseases germane to the field of radiation oncology."

- James G. Douglas, MD, MS, Indiana University School of Medicine

5 Star - Doody's Rating, March 2013