Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions

Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions

by K. S. Clifford Chao, Luther W. Brady, Carlos A. Perez, Chao Clifford K. S.
     
 

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Designed for on-the-spot consultation in the clinical setting, this pocket manual presents the most essential, clinically relevant information from the definitive volume, Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, Third Edition. Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions provides the oncology team with reliable, easily accessible guidance on the selection of therapy

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Designed for on-the-spot consultation in the clinical setting, this pocket manual presents the most essential, clinically relevant information from the definitive volume, Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, Third Edition. Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions provides the oncology team with reliable, easily accessible guidance on the selection of therapy and the optimal use of radiation for specific cancers.

The first 12 chapters succinctly review the fundamentals of patient management and the basic concepts that are crucial in the daily practice of radiation oncology. Included are discussions of three-dimensional physics and treatment planning; clinical aspects of three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy; stereotactic irradiation; physics and dosimetry of high dose rate brachytherapy; and nonsealed radionuclide therapy. The remaining 53 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types. Coverage includes pain management and palliation of brain, spinal cord, bone, and visceral metastases.

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Reviewer: Jonn Wu, BMSC, MD, FRCPC (University of Washington Medical Center)
Description: This text is a condensed version of Perez's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, 3rd Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1998).
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a summary of the basic concepts necessary in the daily practice of radiation oncology that is available for immediate consultation. It is not meant to replace the comprehensive data in the full text.
Audience: The target audience includes oncology residents and practitioners. Although the clinical summaries of each site are useful for all oncologic healthcare professionals, the radiation oncology student, resident, and practitioner will find the discussions of radiotherapy techniques most beneficial.
Features: Only those chapters containing radiation therapy treatment planning and management principles are included. A systematic review of tumors by site/organ comprises the bulk of the text, and includes anatomy, natural history, staging and diagnostic work-up, a summary of radiation techniques, outcomes, and sequelae. Biologic principles, radiation physics, and basic epidemiology are omitted. The text is organized in point form; appropriate illustrations with supplementary explanations are also included. An appendix of commonly used medications is a practical addition not found in the full text. Unfortunately, the contributors to each chapter are not identified, and the reader is not told who actually condensed each chapter.
Assessment: Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncologyis considered to be mandatory reading for all radiotherapy trainees, and a reliable reference for the practicing oncologist. This condensation provides basic clinical and management principles with regard to radiotherapy; however, a frequent limitation in summarizing any topic is the loss of historical and evolutionary perspectives. Thus, a reader may not grasp the rationale for a treatment technique or guideline. The editors are quite clear, nonetheless, that this is to serve as a quick clinical reference only, and not as a replacement of the full text.
3 Stars from Doody
Jonn Wu
This text is a condensed version of Perez's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, 3rd Edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1998). The purpose is to provide a summary of the basic concepts necessary in the daily practice of radiation oncology that is available for immediate consultation. It is not meant to replace the comprehensive data in the full text. The target audience includes oncology residents and practitioners. Although the clinical summaries of each site are useful for all oncologic healthcare professionals, the radiation oncology student, resident, and practitioner will find the discussions of radiotherapy techniques most beneficial. Only those chapters containing radiation therapy treatment planning and management principles are included. A systematic review of tumors by site/organ comprises the bulk of the text, and includes anatomy, natural history, staging and diagnostic work-up, a summary of radiation techniques, outcomes, and sequelae. Biologic principles, radiation physics, and basic epidemiology are omitted. The text is organized in point form; appropriate illustrations with supplementary explanations are also included. An appendix of commonly used medications is a practical addition not found in the full text. Unfortunately, the contributors to each chapter are not identified, and the reader is not told who actually condensed each chapter. Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncologyis considered to be mandatory reading for all radiotherapy trainees, and a reliable reference for the practicing oncologist. This condensation provides basic clinical and management principles with regard to radiotherapy; however, a frequentlimitation in summarizing any topic is the loss of historical and evolutionary perspectives. Thus, a reader may not grasp the rationale for a treatment technique or guideline. The editors are quite clear, nonetheless, that this is to serve as a quick clinical reference only, and not as a replacement of the full text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397584680
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
742

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