Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology / Edition 4

Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology / Edition 4

by Luther W. Brady
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781735254

ISBN-13: 9780781735254

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781735254
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
2368
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.34(h) x 3.00(d)

Table of Contents

    SECTION 1: OVERVIEW AND BASIC SCIENCE OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY

  1. The Discipline of Radiation Oncology 1
    Edward C. Halperin, Rupert K. Schmidt-Ullrich, Carlos A. Perez, and Luther W. Brady

    Part A: Cancer Biology

  2. Biologic Basis of Radiation Therapy 96
    William H. McBride and H. Rodney Withers
  3. Molecular Cancer and Radiation Biology 137
    Rupert K. Schmidt-Ullrich, Ross B. Mikkelsen, and Kristoffer Valerie
  4. Molecular Pathophysiology of Tumors 163
    Rakesh K. Jain

    Part B: Medical Radiation Physics

  5. Principles of Radiologic Physics, Dosimetry, and Treatment Planning 180
    James A. Purdy
  6. Photon External-Beam Dosimetry and Treatment Planning 219
    James A. Purdy and Eric E. Klein
  7. Electron-Beam Therapy: Dosimetry, Planning, and Techniques 252
    Kenneth R. Hogstrom
  8. Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy: Physics, Treatment Planning, and Clinical Aspects 283
    James A. Purdy
  9. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Treatment Planning, Quality Assurance, Delivery, and Clinical Application 314
    Radhe Mohan, Daniel Low, K.S. Clifford Chao, Qiuwen Wu, and Lei Dong

    SECTION 2: TECHNIQUES, MODALITIES, AND MODIFIERS IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY

  10. Altered Fractionation Schedules 337
    K. Kian Ang and Howard D. Thames
  11. Late Effects of Cancer Treatment on Normal Tissues 357
    Louis S. Constine, Jacqueline P. Williams, Monica Morris, Philip Rubin, and Paul Okunieff
  12. Methodology of Clinical Trials 391
    Shari B. Rudoler, Kathryn Winter, and Walter J. Curran, Jr.
  13. Magna-Field Irradiation 400
    Hsiu-San Lin and Robert E. Drzymala
  14. Stereotactic Irradiation 410
    Annie W. Chan, Robert M. Cardinale, and Jay S. Loeffler
  15. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy 428
    Felipe A. Calvo, Rosa M. Meirino, Leonard L. Gunderson, and Christopher G. Willett
  16. Particle Beam Radiotherapy: Clinical Perspective 457
    George E. Laramore and Mark H. Phillips
  17. Physics and Biology of Brachytherapy 472
    Jeffrey Williamson and David J. Brenner
  18. Clinical Applications of Brachytherapy I. LDR and PDR 538
    Carlos A. Perez, Robert Zwicker, and Jeffrey Williamson
  19. Physics and Dosimetry of High–Dose-Rate Brachytherapy 604
    Colin G. Orton and Gary A. Ezzell
  20. Clinical Aspects of High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy 619
    Subir Nag
  21. Nonsealed Radionuclide Therapy 636
    Carlos A. Perez, Perry W. Grigsby, and Wade Thorstad
  22. Radioimmunoglobulins in Cancer Therapy 653
    Reiner Class, Curtis T. Miyamoto, and Luther W. Brady
  23. Radiation Response Modulation 663
    Part A: Chemical Sensitizers and Protectors
    Todd H. Wasserman and J. Donald Chapman Part B: Biological Response Modifiers
    Theodore D. Chung and Rupert K. Schmidt-Ullrich
  24. Hyperthermia 699
    Ellen L. Jones, Thaddeus V. Samulski, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Leonard R. Prosnitz, and Mark W. Dewhirst
  25. Basic Concepts of Chemotherapy and Irradiation Interaction 736
    Hak Choy, Rob MacRae, and Luka Milas

    SECTION 3: CLINICAL RADIATION ONCOLOGY

    Part A: Skin Cancer

  26. Skin 757
    Merrill J. Solan and Luther W. Brady

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