Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology

Physical, Biological, and Clinical Aspects

3rd Edition - January 5, 2019

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  • Editor: Hasan Murshed
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141281
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128141298

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Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology: Physical, Biological, and Clinical Aspects, Third Edition continues to provide current, concise, and a readily available source of clinical information for busy practicing radiation oncologists. The book consists of 26 chapters, divided into four parts: Part I describes the basic science of radiation oncology, with discussions of radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology, as well as molecular biology. Part II describes techniques and modalities of radiation oncology including brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and proton therapy. Significant recent advances made in the areas of immunotherapy and combined modality therapy; as such, these chapters have also been added to this new edition. Part III describes the clinical science of radiation oncology including risk factors, symptoms/signs, and investigations needed for the cancer diagnosis and up-to-date treatment recommendations in accordance with the new AJCC staging system. In addition, radiation treatment techniques, with an emphasis on IMRT, have been expanded to all the chapters. Also included in this version of the book is a chapter on benign diseases. Updated annotated bibliographies of latest landmark studies providing evidence-based rationale for the recommended treatments are presented at the end of each chapter. Part IV describes palliative radiation treatments to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and the management of side effects from radiation treatment. This book is a must-have for all radiation oncology residents, radiation oncologists and all professionals engaged in the care of cancer patients.

Key Features

  • New chapters on brachytherapy, IMRT/IGRT, SRS, SBRT, proton therapy, immunotherapy, combined modality therapy, and benign diseases
  • Eighth edition of the AJCC staging system
  • IMRT techniques for all common cancer sites, along with up-to-date treatment recommendations
  • Relevant, landmark studies that provide evidence-based rationale for recommended treatments


Radiation dosimetrists, medical physicists, radiation biologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists

Table of Contents

    1. Radiation Physics, Dosimetry, and Treatment Planning
    2. Radiation Protection
    3. Radiation Biology
    4. Molecular Cancer Biology 

    5. Brachytherapy
    6. Intensity Modulated and Image Guided Radiation Therapy
    7. Stereotactic Radiation: Cranial Lesions
    8. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Lung Cancers
    9. Proton Radiation Therapy
    10. Immunotherapy
    11. Radiation and Combined Modality Therapy
    12. Statistical Considerations in Radiation Oncology

    13. Skin Cancers
    14. Primary Brain Cancers
    15. Head and Neck Cancers
    16. Breast Cancers
    17. Thoracic Cancers
    18. Gastrointestinal Cancers
    19. Genitourinary Cancers
    20. Gynecological Cancers
    21. Lymphoma and Hematologic Cancers
    22. Sarcomas
    23. Pediatric Cancers
    24. Benign Tumors

    25. Metastatic Cancers
    26. Radiation Treatment Toxicities and Their Management

Product details

  • No. of pages: 746
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 5, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141281
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128141298

About the Editor

Hasan Murshed

Hasan Murshed, M.D., M.S., earned his medical degree from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Master’s degree in Medical Physics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama- Birmingham, Alabama, where he was the Chief Resident. Afterwards he served as Fellow at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Murshed is dual board certified by American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Radiation Oncology and in Medical Physics. He is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Dr. Murshed has been in private practice for more than 15 years and is the Medical Director of Hope Regional Cancer Center, Panama City, Florida. He enjoys both educational and practicing aspects of radiation oncology. He is a passionate advocate for cancer patients and is involved in his community activities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Radiation Oncologist, Hope Regional Cancer Center, Fl, USA

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