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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: James G Douglas, MD, MS (Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County)
Description: This is a much-needed update of a concise, well-organized, organ-specific outline of diagnosis, anatomy, natural history, and treatment paradigms in radiation oncology with outcomes data. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a book that is "a bridge for students and practitioners to connect questions arising in the clinic to the comprehensive texts and the research journals." The authors successfully attain these objectives.
Audience: The book is written for medical students, radiation oncology residents, and practitioners. It is especially useful for students and residents in radiation oncology. The authors are well known as experts in the field.
Features: After several chapters dealing with broad subjects such as physics, dosimetry and treatment planning, brachytherapy, late effects, radionuclide use, and modern technological advances, the book is organized by specific anatomic disease sites. The data is presented largely in an outline format in well-organized chapters that make liberal use of tables and diagrams. The book does not go into depth in any particular area, but that is not its purpose.
Assessment: This update is necessary as much has transpired in the field of radiation oncology since the last edition was published 10 years ago. It would be useful to update this book every five years at a minimum. This is a helpful source for an overview of any particular anatomic disease site and is quite useful as a starting resource.