Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology / Edition 2

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Overview

Building on the success of this book's first edition, Dr. Eric Hansen and Dr. Mack Roach have updated, revised, and expanded the Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology,a portable reference that utilizes evidence-based medicine as the basis for practical treatment recommendations and guidelines. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. Key facets of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and/or risk classification systems. Treatment recommendations are discussed based on stage, histology, and/or risk classification. Brief summaries of key trials and studies provide rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described. Finally, complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. Updates from the first edition include brand new color figures and color contouring mini-atlases for head and neck, gastrointestinal, prostate, and gynecological tumors; redesigned tables for increased readability; new chapters on management of the neck and unknown primary, clinical radiobiology, and pediatric malignancies and benign conditions; and new appendices including the American College of Radiology guidelines for administration of IV contrast.

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Reviewer: James G Douglas, MD, MS (Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County)
Description: This is the second edition of comprehensive radiation oncology handbook that concisely summarizes treatment guidelines, staging, and pertinent studies for each organ system/pathology. The previous edition was published in 2007 and with the rapidity with which radiation oncology technologies are changing, the second edition is necessary.
Purpose: Radiation oncology is a literature-driven field and keeping pace with the accepted standard of care for any particular organ system/pathology can be overwhelming. This book provides a general framework for each organ system in a fashion that is remarkably organized and readable. It details sentinel studies with an emphasis on those having the greatest impact on current treatment practices.
Audience: The primary audience is radiation oncology physicians, both residents and senior level physicians, and medical students. Medical/surgical oncologists wishing to get a better perspective on the field of radiation oncology may find this book useful as well. It has an element of practicality that is not always apparent in other radiation oncology books, and it generally focuses on the things readers NEED to know.
Features: The book is organized according to organ system and focuses on treatment guidelines, staging, and the pertinent literature that supports current practice. A section in each chapter details clinical pearls and, toward the end of each chapter, practical instructions are provided for patient set-up for simulation, dose/fractionation schema, acute/chronic toxicities, and dose-limiting structures. The second edition is even more organized with tabs on pages and color highlights making it easier to find the desired information.
Assessment: This is a must-have handbook for any radiation oncology resident or student. It is also a very helpful guide for attending physicians. It will, however, require updating every two to three years to remain the valuable resource that it is. The only "weakness" I find is that it barely fits in my pocket!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387929873
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 786
  • Sales rank: 322,534
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Skin.- Skin Cancer.- Central Nervous System.- Central Nervous System.- Head and Neck.- Malignant and Benign Diseases of the Eye and Orbit.- Cancer of the Ear.- Nasopharyngeal Cancer.- Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer.- Oropharyngeal Cancer.- Cancer of the Lip and Oral Cavity.- Larynx and Hypopharynx Cancer.- Salivary Gland Tumors.- Thyroid Cancer.- Unusual Neoplasms of the Head and Neck.- Management of the Neck and Unknown Primary of the Head and Neck.- Thorax.- Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.- Mesothelioma and Thymic Tumors.- Breast.- Breast Cancer.- Digestive System.- Esophageal Cancer.- Gastric Cancer.- Pancreatic Cancer.- Hepatobiliary Cancer.- Colorectal Cancer.- Anal Cancer.- Genitourinary Sites.- Renal Cell Carcinoma.- Bladder Cancer.- Prostate Cancer.- Cancer of the Penis.- Testicular Cancer.- Gynecologic Sites.- Cervical Cancer.- Endometrial Cancer.- Ovarian Cancer.- Vaginal Cancer.- Vulvar Cancer.- Urethral Cancer.- Lymphomas and Myeloma.- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.- Cutaneous Lymphomas.- Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytoma.- Musculoskeletal Sites.- Bone Tumors.- Soft-Tissue Sarcoma.- Pediatric (Non-CNS).- Pediatric (Non-CNS) Tumors.- Palliation.- Palliation and Benign Conditions.- Clinical Radiobiology and Physics.- Erratum.- Erratum to: Prostate Cancer.

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