Textbook of Radiation Oncology, 2e

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9780721600260: Textbook of Radiation Oncology, 2e

Thoroughly revised and updated, the 2nd Edition presents all of the latest advances in the field, including the most recent technologies and techniques. For each tumor site discussed, readers will find unparalleled coverage of multiple treatment plans, histology and biology of the tumor, its anatomic location and routes of spread, and utilization of specialized techniques. This convenient source also reviews all of the basic principles that underlie the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, intraoperative irradation, and more.

  • Comprehensively reviews each topic, with a distinct clinical orientation throughout.
  • Serves as a foundation for the basic principles that underlie the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, intraoperative irradation, and more.
  • Guides readers through all stages of treatment application with step-by-step techniques for the assessment and implementation of radiotherapeutic options.
  • Presents latest information on brachytherapy * 3-dimensional conformal treatment planning * sterotactic radiosurgery * and radiolabeled antibodies.
  • Discusses the recent use of radiotherapy in the treatment of primary lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the prostate and central nervous system.
  • Includes the latest AJCC staging system guidelines.
  • Offers the latest advances in techniques, allowing you to deliver doses precisely to areas affected by malignancy and spare healthy tissue.
  • Presents new chapters on the hottest topics including Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy * Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy * Breathing Synchronized Radiotherapy * Plasma Cell Tumors: Multiple Myeloma and Solitary Plasmacytoma * Extracranial Stereotactic Radioablation * and [Imaging of the] Head and Neck * Thorax * Abdomen * and Pelvis.

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For each tumor readers will find unparalleled coverage of multiple treatment plans, histology and biology of the tumor

About the Author:

Steven A. Leibel, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

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