Perez and Brady's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, Page 438

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Edward C. Halperin, Carlos A. Perez, Luther W. Brady
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 2106 pages
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The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this landmark work has been completely overhauled to better represent the rapidly changing field of radiation oncology. This edition has an updated interior design including full-color throughout, and a new companion Website featuring the fully searchable text with all the images.

This comprehensive textbook provides an understanding of every aspect of radiation oncology—the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of irradiation on normal tissues, and site-specific applications of radiation therapy either as a single modality or as part of a multimodality treatment program. This edition places greater emphasis on use of radiation oncology in palliative and supportive care as well as therapy. Six new chapters cover stereotactic irradiation outside the CNS; photodynamic therapy; radiation and gene therapy; prostate—intermediate and high risk; oncologic imaging/oncologic anatomy; and economics of radiation oncology. Other highlights include expanded coverage of new molecular biology and targeted therapies and greater emphasis on dose conformality, IMRT, IGRT, new radiation therapy delivery machines, radiosurgery, dose painting, and innovative brachytherapy.

  

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Contents

Overview and Basic Science of Radiation Oncology
4
CANCER BIOLOGY
76
Molecular Cancer and Radiation Biology
109
Molecular Pathophysiology of Tumors
126
MEDICAL RADIATION PHYSICS
142
Photon ExternalBeam Dosimetry and Treatment Planning
166
Dosimetry Planning and Techniques
190
Altered Fractionation Schedules
300
Tumors of the Heart and Great Vessels
1154
Early Stage Breast Cancer
1175
Locally Advanced and Recurrent Disease Postmastectomy
1292
GASTROINTESTINAL TUMORS
1318
Cancer of the Pancreas
1336
Liver and Hepatobiliary Tract
1349
Colon and Rectum
1366
Anal Cancer
1383

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment on Normal Tissues
320
Methodology of Clinical Trials
356
TotalBody and Hemibody Irradiation
364
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy
378
Stereotactic Irradiation of Tumors Outside the Central Nervous System
389
Intraoperative Radiotherapy
397
Particle Beam Radiotherapy
407
Physics and Biology of Brachytherapy
423
LowDoseRate
476
The Physics and Dosimetry of HighDoseRate Brachytherapy
540
Chemical Modifiers of Radiation Response
611
SKIN CANCER
690
AIDSRELATED MALIGNANCIES
702
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM TUMORS
717
Pituitary
751
Spinal Canal
765
HEAD AND NECK TUMORS
778
Ear
800
Nasopharynx
820
Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
858
Salivary Glands
874
Oral Cavity Cancer
891
Oropharynx
913
Hypopharynx Cancer
958
Larynx
975
Unusual Nonepithelial Tumors of the Head and Neck
996
Management of the Neck Including Unknown Primary Tumor
1035
Thyroid
1055
THORACIC TUMORS
1076
Mediastinum and Trachea
1109
Esophageal Cancer
1131
URINARY TRACT TUMORS
1397
Bladder
1412
MALE GENITOURINARY TUMORS
1439
Intermediate and HighRisk Prostate Cancer
1483
Testis
1503
Penis and Male Urethra
1519
GYNECOLOGIC TUMORS
1532
Endometrium
1610
Ovary
1629
Fallopian Tube
1650
Female Urethra
1682
ADRENAL AND RETROPERITONEAL TUMORS
1708
LYMPHOMA AND HEMATOLOGIC TUMORS
1721
NonHodgkins Lymphoma
1739
Cutaneous TCell Lymphoma
1766
Plasma Cell Myeloma and Plasmacytoma
1790
Soft Tissue Sarcomas Excluding Retroperitoneum
1808
PEDIATRIC TUMORS
1822
Wilms Tumor
1850
Rhabdomyosarcoma
1872
Ewing Tumor
1886
Unusual Tumors in Childhood
1913
Palliation of Brain and Spinal Cord Metastases 1994
1974
Palliation of Bone Metastases
1986
Palliation of Visceral Recurrences and Metastases
2000
Supportive Care and Quality of Life
2011
Economics Ethics and Technology Assessment
2021
Ethics Professional Values and Legal Considerations
2035
The Economics of Radiation Oncology
2043
INDEX
2051
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