Radiation Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach by Jiade J. LuRadiation Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach by Jiade J. Lu

Radiation Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach

EditorJiade J. LuForeword byLuther W. Brady

Hardcover | September 8, 2008

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Radiation Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach (ROEBA) is a reference book designed to enable radiation oncologists, including those in training, to make diagnostic and treatment decisions on the basis of the best available scientific evidence. Ease of use is ensured by a structured, reader-friendly format that offers rapid access to evidence-based recommendations. ROEBA's orientation is entirely practical, in that the focus is solely on diagnostic/staging and treatment issues. Detailed diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines are provided for multidisciplinary cancer management as well as radiation therapy techniques. The evidence underlying each recommendation is clearly and concisely explained, and the strength of the recommendations and evidence is systemically graded. Furthermore, diagnostic and treatment algorithms are provided for the commonly diagnosed cancers. This ground-breaking text on radiation oncology is an essential tool for physicians in their daily clinical practice.
Title:Radiation Oncology: An Evidence-Based ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:695 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.03 inPublished:September 8, 2008Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology. - Section I: Head and Neck Cancers: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.- Cancer of Oral Cavity .- Cancer of Oropharynx. - Cancer of Larynx and Hypopharynx.- Cancer of Unknown Primary in Head and Neck Area.- Section II: Tumors of the Thorax: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Small Cell Lung Cancer.- Thymoma.- Section III: Breast Cancer.- Section IV: Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Esophageal Cancer.- Gastric Cancer.- Pancreatic Cancer.-Hepatobiliary Tumors.- Colorectal Cancer.- Anal Cancer.- Section V: Tumors of the Genitalurinary System.- Renal Cell Carcinoma.- Cancer of the Bladder.- Cancer of the Prostate.- Testicular Cancer.- Section VI: Gynaecological Cancers.- Ovarian Cancer.- . Endometrial Cancer.- Cancer of the Cervix.- Vulval Cancer.- Section VII: Skin Cancers: Cutaneous Melanoma.- Skin Cancers.- Section VIII: Lymphomas: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.- Hodgkin's Disease.- Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytoma.-Cutaneous Lymphoma Including NK/T Cell Lymphoma.- CNS Lymphoma.- Section IX: Sarcomas: Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Bone Sarcoma.- Section X: Tumors of the Central Nervous System: Meningioma.- Low Grade Gliomas.- Anaplastic Astrocytoma and Glioblastomamultiformi (GBM).- Section XI: Pediatric Tumors.- Section XI: Metastatic Cancers (Palliative Radiation Therapy): Brain and Bone Metastasis.- Section XI: Radiation Biology and Physics.- Radiation Biology.- Radiation Physics.- Particle Therapy.- Appendix I: Performance Status Scales.- Appendix II: TD 5/5.- Appendix III: Treatment of Radiation Induced Adverse Effects.- Appendix IV: Commonly Used Medications in Radiation Oncology.- Appendix V: Atlas of Lymph nodes in the Head and Neck, Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors.

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From the reviews:"This is a comprehensive overview of diagnosis and management of cancer patients from the perspective of a radiation oncologist. . This will be useful to a wide spectrum of practitioners in radiation oncology. It serves as a good refresher to those with a great deal experience and provides a useful data-driven framework of diagnosis and management for those less experienced in the field. . This is an excellent book, worthy of reading cover to cover and then keeping as a reference." (Christopher Loiselle, Doody's Review Services, January, 2009)"The aim of the book is to present to the reader - namely radiotherapy experts or radiotherapists in training as well as clinicians - an evidence-based approach to the subject. The concept of evidence-based medicine and radiotherapy is explained well . . In summary the goal of this book is achieved and surely it will be an important source book in the daily practice, improving results in the treatment of cancer patients aiding them in their fight against disease and adding to their well-being." (Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Media, Vol. 114, 2009)"First, the layout of each subject is up to date . . Second, several innovative techniques are used throughout the book to good effect . . excellent for undergraduates and practicing post-graduates. . These two attributes lift this book above other standard texts. . all in all a 'must' purchase for individuals and department libraries." (P. N. Plowman, RAD Magazine, December, 2009)