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The Fourth Edition of this landmark work features nine new chapters and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect contemporary findings. It is the only text that covers every important aspect of radiation oncology—from basic cancer biology, radiation biology, and radiation therapy physics to state-of-the-art treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types and discussions of results.

Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology is designed to provide a better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of irradiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which radiation therapy can be employed in the treatment of cancer patients. This encyclopedic text places greater emphasis on the use of radiation oncology in palliative and supportive care, in addition to therapy.

Included in the new edition: chapters on molecular biology and physiology, technology assessment and cost benefit, combined chemotherapy and irradiation in head and neck cancer, breast: stage Tis, pancreas, leukemias (adult and childhood), retinoblastoma, unusual tumors in childhood, and endovascular brachytherapy. This edition also features expanded coverage of new 3-D techniques and IMRT and a greater emphasis on pediatric concerns.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

James G. Douglas
This much needed and anticipated third edition of the primary reference text for radiation oncologists is edited and written by the recognized pioneers and leaders in the field of radiotherapy. The second edition was published in 1992. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review of all aspects of radiotherapy, including theoretical principles as well as clinical practice guidelines. It is written primarily for practicing radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents, although the sections dealing with radiotherapeutic principles are very appropriate for medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiobiologists. The third edition of this broad-based textbook continues the tradition of excellence established in the preceding editions. Most chapters have undergone substantial revision, and as before, include extensive, up-to-date bibliographies. Clinical guidelines for each tumor site, with emphasis on radiotherapy indications and techniques, are generally excellent. New areas of technological innovation such as stereotactic radiosurgery, high dose rate brachytherapy, and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, are now covered in detail separately. The segment describing palliative therapy for the cancer patient has been expanded and reorganized, and includes an excellent chapter on pain management strategies. Sections detailing molecular biologic principles and potential clinical implications have been expanded. The textbook has been given a ""new look"" which generally is quite reader friendly, although the quality of radiograph reproductions on the new non-glossy paper is not as good as that of the previous edition. Some of the figures and tables are inneed of updating to achieve greater consistency with the revised text. This textbook is the most comprehensive tome available in radiation oncology today. It is well-written, well-referenced, and practical, and will serve as the bedrock of the practicing radiation oncologist's reference library.
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Reviewer: Haleigh Werner, MD (University of Washington Medical Center)
Description: The fourth edition of this book continues its tradition of providing extensive in-depth and up-to-date information spanning all aspects of radiation oncology - from radiobiology, physics, and cancer biology to radiation oncology technology and clinical practice.
Purpose: The expressed purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a definitive, authoritative, and comprehensive review of radiation oncology. This fourth edition meets these objectives extremely well.
Audience: This book is written for radiation oncologists in practice and training, however, it can also be an important resource for medical and surgical oncologists and to all involved in oncology practice.
Features: This book begins with an excellent overview on the history and application of radiation oncology and then proceeds with a thorough discussion of cancer biology and radiation physics. This book also has new comprehensive chapters on three-dimensional planning and intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning which is essential given the rapid changes in the evolution of radiation therapy planning. Following the chapters on various radiation techniques, modalities and modifiers are the clinical chapters devoted to each individual anatomic cancer site. Each chapter provides an excellent review of anatomy, epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic work-up, prognostic factors, and treatment with a separate section detailing the results of clinical trials and those pertinent trials in progress. The book is very well illustrated with radiologic images, simulation films, graphs, figures and tables. These illustrations are conveniently placed on the same page as the text describing the data. In addition, numerous references are organized alphabetically at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: In my opinion, this book continues to be single, most authoritative textbook for radiation oncology. The editors and authors have done an outstanding job of implementing many new chapters addressing the changing technology and tumor biology and providing clear, concise information on the wide variety of malignancies encountered in clinical practice. This book is a must for practicing radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents. It will not disappoint the reader.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781716901
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3

Table of Contents

TNM Cancer Staging
1 The Discipline of Radiation Oncology 1
2 Biologic Basis of Radiation Therapy 96
3 Molecular Cancer and Radiation Biology 137
4 Molecular Pathophysiology of Tumors 163
5 Principles of Radiologic Physics, Dosimetry, and Treatment Planning 180
6 Photon External-Beam Dosimetry and Treatment Planning 219
7 Electron-Beam Therapy: Dosimetry, Planning, and Techniques 252
8 Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy: Physics, Treatment Planning, and Clinical Aspects 283
9 Intensity-Modulated Radiation Treatment Planning, Quality Assurance, Delivery, and Clinical Application 314
10 Altered Fractionation Schedules 337
11 Late Effects of Cancer Treatment on Normal Tissues 357
12 Methodology of Clinical Trials 391
13 Magna-Field Irradiation 400
14 Stereotactic Irradiation 410
15 Intraoperative Radiation Therapy 428
16 Particle Beam Radiotherapy: Clinical Perspective 457
17 Physics and Biology of Brachytherapy 472
18 Clinical Applications of Brachytherapy I. LDR and PDR 538
19 Physics and Dosimetry of High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy 604
20 Clinical Aspects of High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy 619
21 Nonsealed Radionuclide Therapy 636
22 Radioimmunoglobulins in Cancer Therapy 653
23 Radiation Response Modulation 663
Pt. A Chemical Sensitizers and Protectors
Pt. B Biological Response Modifiers
24 Hyperthermia 699
25 Basic Concepts of Chemotherapy and Irradiation Interaction 736
26 Skin 757
27 Malignant Neoplasms Associated with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 776
28 Brian, Brain Stem, and Cerebellum 791
29 Pituitary 839
30 Spinal Canal 860
31 Eye and Orbit 876
32 Ear 897
33 The Role of Combined Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy in the Management of Locally Advanced Squamous Carcinoma of the Head and Neck 905
34 Nasopharynx 918
35 Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses 962
36 Salivary Glands 976
37 Oral Cavity 997
38 Oropharynx (Tonsillar Fossa, Faucial Arch, and Base of Tongue) 1022
39 Hypopharynx 1071
40 Larynx 1094
41 Unusual Nonepithelial Tumors of the Head and Neck 1117
42 Head and Neck: Management of the Neck 1158
43 Thyroid 1179
44 Lung 1201
45 Mediastinum and Trachea 1244
46 Esophagus 1282
47 Tumors of the Heart and Great Vessels 1305
48 Breast: Stage Tis 1315
49 Breast: Stage T1 and T2 Tumors 1331
50 Breast: Locally Advanced (T3 and T4) and Recurrent Tumors 1502
51 Stomach 1554
52 Cancer of the Pancreas 1574
53 Liver and Hepatobiliary Tract 1589
54 Colon and Rectum 1607
55 Anal Canal 1630
56 Kidney, Renal Pelvis, and Ureter 1649
57 Bladder 1664
58 Prostate Cancer 1692
59 Testis 1763
60 Penis and Male Urethra 1785
61 Uterine Cervix 1800
62 Endometrium 1916
63 Ovary 1934
64 Fallopian Tube 1958
65 Vagina 1967
66 Female Urethra 1994
67 Carcinoma of the Vulva 2003
68 Retroperitoneum 2023
69 Adrenal Gland 2036
70 Hodgkin's Disease 2043
71 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2064
72 Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 2112
73 Leukemia 2125
74 Myeloma and Plasmacytomas 2157
75 Bone 2168
76 Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Excluding Retroperitoneum) 2185
77 Central Nervous System Tumors in Children 2206
78 Wilms' Tumor 2238
79 Neuroblastoma 2247
80 Rhabdomyosarcoma 2261
81 Ewing's Sarcoma 2277
82 Lymphomas in Children 2285
83 Unusual Tumors in Childhood 2308
84 Radiation Treatment of Benign Disease 2332
85 Endovascular Brachytherapy 2352
86 Palliation of Brain and Spinal-Cord Metastases 2373
87 Palliation of Bone Metastases 2385
88 Palliation of Visceral Recurrences and Metastases 2405
89 Pain Management 2412
90 Supportive Care and Quality of Life in Radiation Oncology 2426
91 Technology Assessment, Cost Benefit, Outcome Research, and Evidence-Based Medicine 2443
92 Ethics, Professional Values, and Legal Considerations in Radiation Oncology 2461
Index 2471
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