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Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology


Author: Eric K. Hansen,Mack Roach III
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319626426
Category: Medical
Page: 961
View: 1669
The Third Edition of Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology updates and revises the previous successful editions and serves as a key reference for radiation oncology professionals. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. The key elements 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 the rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described and complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. The Third Edition incorporates new key studies and trials to reflect current radiation oncology practice; includes the most recent staging systems; and features new color illustrations and anatomic atlases to aid in treatment planning. This book is a valuable resource for students, resident physicians, fellows, and other practitioners of radiation oncology.

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Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology


Author: Eric Hansen,Mack Roach III
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387929880
Category: Medical
Page: 790
View: 8296
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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Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology


Author: Eric Hansen,Mack Roach III
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387306476
Category: Medical
Page: 540
View: 4112
This portable reference bases practical treatment recommendations and guidelines on evidence-based medicine. The concise clinical chapters are organized by body site for easy access to critical information, highlighting "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation. Key facets of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and risk classification systems. Discussion of treatment recommendations is based on stage, histology, and risk classification, with summaries of key trials and studies providing rationale. Each chapter outlines possible complications and follow-up guidelines. Appendices cover performance status scales, radionucleotides used in brachytherapy, radiation safety, tumor markers, immunophenotyping and cytogenetics, and commonly prescribed drugs.

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Handbook of Radiation Oncology


Author: Bruce G. Haffty,Lynn D. Wilson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763731434
Category: Medical
Page: 797
View: 6505
Whether you are a practicing radiation oncologist or a student of medicine, nursing, physics, dosimetry, or therapy, this handbook is a valuable resource covering the issues most pertinent to patients undergoing radiation therapy. Handbook of Radation Oncology covers general oncologic principles, workup, staging, and multidisciplinary aspects of treatment, basic principles of physics and radiobiology, and specific technologies including brachytherapy, radiosurgery, and unsealed sources.

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Essentials of Clinical Radiation Oncology


Author: Matthew C. Ward, MD,Rahul D. Tendulkar, MD,Gregory M. M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826168558
Category: Medical
Page: 450
View: 1821
Essentials of Clinical Radiation Oncology is a comprehensive, user-friendly clinical review that summarizes up-to-date cancer care in an easy-to-read format. Each chapter is structured for straightforward navigability and information retention beginning with a “quick-hit” summary that contains an overview of each disease, its natural history, and general treatment options. Following each "quick-hit" are high-yield summaries covering epidemiology, risk factors, anatomy, pathology, genetics, screening, clinical presentation, workup, prognostic factors, staging, treatment paradigms, and medical management for each malignancy. Each treatment paradigm section describes the current standard of care for radiation therapy including indications, dose constraints, and side effects. Chapters conclude with an evidence-based question and answer section which summarizes practice-changing data to answer key information associated with radiation treatment outcomes. Flow diagrams and tables consolidate information throughout the book that all radiation oncologists and related practitioners will find extremely useful when approaching treatment planning and clinical care. Essentials of Clinical Radiation Oncology has been designed to replicate a "house manual" created and used by residents in training and is a "one-stop" resource for practicing radiation oncologists, related practitioners, and radiation oncology residents entering the field. Key Features: Offers digestible information as a learning guide for general practice Examines essential clinical questions which are answered with evidence-based data from important clinical studies Places clinical trials and data into historical context and points out relevance in current practice Provides quick reference tables on treatment options and patient selection, workup, and prognostic factors by disease site

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Handbook of Treatment Planning, 2nd Ed


Author: Gregory M. M. Videtic,Neil Woody,Andrew D. Vassil
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1620700352
Category: Medical
Page: 264
View: 2474
" This is a highly practical resource about the specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment. Pocket-sized and well organized for ease of use, the book is designed to lead radiation oncology trainees and residents step by step through the basics of radiotherapy planning and delivery for all major malignancies. This new, evidence-based edition retains the valued, practical features of the first edition while incorporating recent advances in the field. Chapters are the result of a joint collaboration between residents and staff radiation oncologists in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. Sections are organized by body site or systemówhichever is best suited to consistency in presenting planning principles. Also included are such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics. More than 200 images help to clarify the steps of radiotherapy planning and delivery. Written by and for residents on the ""front lines"" of their training, it is also a valuable resource for training other professionals in the field such as technologists, nurses, dosimetrists, and others as well as a quick reference for practicing physicians. Key Features of Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology, Second Edition: Provides a consistent, step-by-step approach to effective radiotherapy planning and delivery Presents content in consistent, concise, bulleted format for easy review Includes over 200 color images Explains specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment Addresses such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics New to the Second Edition: Sereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate and GI tumors Intraoperative therapy for GI tumors Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for brain tumors New coverage of MRI based planning in simulation "

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Radiation Oncology Study Guide


Author: Celine Bicquart Ord,Eric K. Hansen,Charles R. Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461464005
Category: Medical
Page: 434
View: 1807
Radiation Oncology Study Guide is a comprehensive study aid for radiation oncology residents preparing for the American Board of Radiology Radiation Oncology Initial Certification board exam. Presenting the fundamental principles of radiation oncology, the book covers the most salient and commonly tested facts on the exam. Organized by specific disease sites, each chapter presents a series of questions and answers that present clinical features, staging, principles of treatment, and evidence-based studies that guide treatment recommendations, with an emphasis on radiotherapy studies. The book offers over 1,000 multiple-choice questions with detailed answers and rationales.

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Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects

An Evidence-based Guide to Managing Toxicity
Author: Bridget F. Koontz
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826181147
Category: Medical
Page: 250
View: 5251
Radiation Therapy Treatment Effects is a practical guide to common and uncommon toxicities which occur related to radiation therapy. Organized by anatomic region, from CNS to skin and extremities, it concisely and comprehensively reviews the symptoms, timing, preventative measures, and treatment of acute, delayed, and chronic radiation toxicities and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of both early and late effects. Other important chapters consist of topics such as radiation toxicity management in children, systemic effects of radiation therapy, radioprotection for radiation therapy, risk and prevention of radiation-induced cancers, challenges and approaches to cancer survivorship and how to maximize cancer patient wellness after radiation therapy. This evidence-based handbook of radiation therapy side effects, is an invaluable reference for the daily management of cancer patients and survivors. The topic coverage will assist physicians, APPs, and nurses practicing or training in radiation oncology, other oncology specialties, and primary care providers caring for cancer survivors. Key Features: Provides management recommendations and clinical pearls from topic experts Organized for quick reference by body area and toxicity Numerous tables consolidate important radiation effects for ease of reference Summarizes each known toxicity, its presentation, prevention, and management

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Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy


Author: Rajni A Sethi,Igor J Barani,David A Larson,Mack Roach III
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319218972
Category: Medical
Page: 245
View: 7508
This handbook concisely summarizes state-of-the-art information about stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), including the history and development of these modalities, the biologic rationale for these technologies, typical practices, and reported results. Developed as a companion to Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiotherapy, Second Edition, edited by Eric Hansen and Mack Roach, III, it is organized by disease site and presents treatment techniques and recommended imaging; safety and quality assurance; toxicities and management; recommended follow-up; and supporting evidence. Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines is intended to help inform decisions regarding the appropriateness of SRS and SBRT and guide treatment and evaluation. Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy can be easily referenced in the clinic and is a valuable guide for oncology practitioners.​

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Pocket Guide to Radiation Oncology


Author: Daniel Chamberlain, MD,James B. Yu, MD, MHS,Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617052655
Category: Medical
Page: 280
View: 8462
Pocket Guide to Radiation Oncology is an efficient, no-frills guide to the basics of clinical radiation oncology. The chapters are packed with clinical pearls and tables covering treatment options, doses, side effects, target delineations, treatment planning, and other essentials. Chapters are organized by site-specific disease. Each chapter presents the must-know key points, including treatment options by stage, relevant technical considerations, and important items for follow-ups. This crucial material makes the book an ideal companion for the practicing physician during rounds and other clinical settings. The book's organized format also lends itself to quick review for the board or MOC exams, and it can serve as a handy reference during a case review at a tumor board. Key Features: The outline format and wealth of succinct tables make this a great quick reference Each chapter concludes with a list of selected, summarized studies relevant to the disease 51 disease-based chapters make it easy to find particular sites without having to sift through dense, broad text Supplemental sections at the end of the book provide quick access to normal tissue tolerance constraints as well as recommendations for managing symptoms after radiation therapy

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Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology


Author: Monica S Krishnan,Margarita Racsa,Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128035617
Category: Medical
Page: 326
View: 6045
Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology serves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to discuss major symptom burdens, suggested assessment, and various management options. Each symptom and disease section is written to be a rapid, practical guide for clinicians on the floor. The book starts with general approaches in palliative radiation oncology that are followed by a section that focuses on common symptoms in palliative care and their management. The next section of the book is devoted to site and disease-specific evaluation, intervention, and management. This handbook provides general guidelines and management recommendations for common clinical vignettes encountered by palliative radiation oncology practitioners and supported by palliative radiation oncology research. Concise references are cited to support treatment recommendation. Provides a quick reference for the busy clinician Details standard of care resources for researchers of palliative and supportive care Contains updated standards of care for palliative medicine and a list of common medications and dosages Includes a comprehensive index by symptom and condition to facilitate quick reference

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Decision Making in Radiation Oncology


Author: Jiade J. Lu,Luther W. Brady
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642163333
Category: Medical
Page: 592
View: 2223
Decision Making in Radiation Oncology is a reference book designed to enable radiation oncologists, including those in training, to make diagnostic and treatment decisions effectively and efficiently. The design is based on the belief that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Knowledge is conveyed through an illustrative approach using algorithms, schemas, graphics, and tables. Detailed guidelines are provided for multidisciplinary cancer management and radiation therapy techniques. In addition to the attention-riveting algorithms for diagnosis and treatment, strategies for the management of disease at individual stages are detailed for all the commonly diagnosed malignancies. Clinical trials that have yielded “gold standard” treatment and their results are documented in the schemas. Moreover, radiation techniques, including treatment planning and delivery, are presented in an illustrative way. This groundbreaking publication is an essential tool for physicians in their daily clinical practice.

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Pediatric Radiation Oncology


Author: Louis S. Constine,Nancy J. Tarbell,Edward C. Halperin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1496365682
Category: Medical
Page: 512
View: 5247
Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Sixth Edition continues to be the premier reference that offers comprehensive coverage of this challenging area for the radiation oncologist in training or practice, medical radiation physicists and dosimetrists, as well as pediatric oncologists and others interested in understanding childhood malignancies. This definitive text has been completely updated to reflect recent advances in the field. Manageable in size and engaging to read, it efficiently synthesizes data on pathogenesis, pathology, diagnostic workup, staging, treatment approaches (particularly radiation therapy—indications, doses, volumes, and treatment planning), and toxic outcomes, as well as guidance on decision making when data is lacking. For 30 years, this standard reference has helped demystify radiation therapy for childhood cancer and contributed to the quality and quantity of life for children affected by this disease.

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Radiation Oncology

Management Decisions
Author: K. S. Clifford Chao,Carlos A. Perez,Luther W. Brady
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781732222
Category: Medical
Page: 768
View: 5391
Designed for rapid, on-the-spot consultation, this handy manual presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the daily clinical practice of radiation oncology. The first 12 chapters succinctly review concepts that are crucial in treatment planning and patient management. The remaining 52 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types.This revised, updated Second Edition reflects the past three years' many improvements in radiation treatment of malignancies. A new chapter covers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). The book contains more than 300 practical illustrations, including full-color in the chapters on IMRT and 3-D physics and treatment planning.

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Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

A Companion to Gunderson & Tepper's Clinical Radiation Oncology
Author: Sonja Dieterich,Eric Ford,Daniel Pavord,Jing Zeng
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323262090
Category: Cancer
Page: 367
View: 9102
Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects a.

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Clinical Radiation Oncology

Indications, Techniques, and Results
Author: William Small
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470905522
Category: Medical
Page: 896
View: 1317
This fully updated and enhanced third edition of the famous radiation oncology title, Clinical Radiation Oncology, previously edited by the legendary Dr. Chiu-Chen Wang, continues to offer a highly practical, application-based review of the biological basis of radiation oncology and the clinical efficacy of radiation therapy. The new edition provides concise background on all key topics along with immediately applicable treatment algorithms, and addresses the latest developments in the field, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy, and palliative radiotherapy.

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Physics in Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide


Author: Ping Xia, PhD,Andrew Godley, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 161705240X
Category: Medical
Page: 476
View: 2436
This guide & companion to the Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide is a comprehensive physics review for anyone in the field of radiation oncology looking to enhance their knowledge of medical physics. It covers in depth the principles of radiation physics as applied to radiation therapy along with their technical and clinical applications. To foster retention of key concepts and data, the resource utilizes a user-friendly ìflash cardî question and answer format with over 800 questions. The questions are supported by detailed answers and rationales along with reference citations for source information. The Guide is comprised of 14 chapters that lead the reader through the radiation oncology physics field, from basic physics to current practice and latest innovations. Aspects of basic physics covered include fundamentals, photon and particle interactions, and dose measurement. A section on current practice covers treatment planning, safety, regulations, quality assurance, and SBRT, SRS, TBI, IMRT, and IGRT techniques. A chapter unique to this volume is dedicated to those topics in diagnostic imaging most relevant to radiology, including MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, mammography, PET, SPECT, and CT. New technologies such as VMAT, novel IGRT devices, proton therapy, and MRI-guided therapy are also incorporated. Focused and authoritative, this must-have review combines the expertise of clinical radiation oncology and radiation physics faculty from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Key Features: Includes more than 800 questions with detailed answers and rationales A one-stop guide for those studying the physics of radiation oncology including those wishing to reinforce their current knowledge of medical physics Delivered in a ìflash cardî format to facilitate recall of key concepts and data Presents a unique chapter on diagnostic imaging topics most relevant to radiation oncology Content provided by a vast array of contributors, including physicists, radiation oncology residents, dosimetrists, and physicians About the Editors: Andrew Godley, PhD, is Staff Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH Ping Xia, PhD, is Head of Medical Physics and Professor of Molecular Medicine, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

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Gynecologic Oncology Handbook

An Evidence-Based Clinical Guide
Author: Michelle Benoit, MD,M. Yvette Williams-Brown, MD,Creighton L Edwards, MD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617052965
Category: Medical
Page: 436
View: 7322
Now in its second edition, Gynecologic Oncology Handbook: An Evidence-Based Clinical Guide has been thoroughly updated to include the latest advances in surgical techniques, chemotherapy protocols, AJCC 8th Edition staging criteria, and much more. This current edition contains illustrations that reinforce key concepts, algorithms for diagnostic techniques, and tables to guide you in optimal disease management. The handbook covers the spectrum of gynecologic oncology from seminal studies to guide the oncologist, to the essential workup for the Obstetrician/Gynecologist and related clinician. This handbook can be carried by the practitioner on the ward or in the clinic. It includes necessary details on gynecologic cancer screening and treatment regimens for preinvasive disease, to staging and management of all the gynecologic cancers such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, and gestational trophoblastic disease. It highlights evidence-based best practices for managing these cancers, hereditary cancer syndromes, for surgical care, and for all adjuvant therapies including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies. Detailed sections on survivorship care, palliative care, as well as managing reproductive function and other comorbid medical conditions make this a ‘one-stop shop’ for navigating all clinical aspects and effects of gynecologic cancer. Featuring new and important clinical study references, medical comorbidity algorithms, directed gynecologic cancer workups and treatments, numerous tables and easy-to-reference illustrations, the Gynecologic Oncology Handbook, 2nd Edition is the ultimate quick reference for the clinical management of all gynecologic malignancies and related conditions. Key Features: Covers all fundamentals of gynecologic oncology including workup, staging, surgical management, chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment, comorbidity diagnosis and management, and background study data Provides Gynecologic Oncology Referral Parameters, Performance Status Scales, Adverse Event Grading, RECIST evaluation criteria, chemotherapy protocols, statistics, and other useful formulas. Includes clinical study references, medical comorbidity algorithms, directed workups, and treatment guidelines

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Clinical Radiation Oncology


Author: Leonard L. Gunderson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323240984
Category: Medical
Page: 1622
View: 3879
Radiation oncology for physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource; this updated edition provides the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. You will broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, and access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities.

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Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy


Author: Candice A. Johnstone, MD, MPH,Stephen T. Lutz, MD, MS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 161705271X
Category: Medical
Page: 216
View: 7019
Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy is the first practical guide to palliative care in radiation oncology. The editors have assembled an international team of leading radiation oncologists to write this state-of-the-art volume on planning and administering single-fractionated, hypofractionated, and conventional radiation therapy for end-of-life cancer care. The handbook begins with several chapters on the background and efficacy of palliative radiation therapy, along with crucial information on patient selection and assessment of life expectancy. Following these introductory chapters, the bulk of the book contains chapters on site-specific malignancies, containing comprehensive literature reviews, treatment plans, toxicity information, and symptom management. More than 20 color figures enhance the chapter text and illustrate best practices. Written for radiation oncologists, physicists, and other radiation therapy team members, this indispensable text explains how short course regimens can be used to provide better quality care, increase quality of life and convenience, and relieve pain and suffering for advanced stage and end-of-life cancer patients. Key Features: Chapters contain self-assessment questions, clinical cases, clinical pearls, and other elements to bring out key points in the text Discusses strategies for delivering radiation to patients with significant symptoms, such as bleeding, dysphagia, airway obstruction, and other painful and debilitating side effects Includes reviews of tools for assessing life expectancy including Recursive Partitioning Analysis, the TEACHH tool, and other predictive models such as Number of Risk Factors score Explains appropriate considerations when combining palliative radiation therapy with analgesics