Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Medical Guide

Paperback | September 25, 2008

EditorWilliam Small Jr., Gayle E. Woloschak

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Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Guide provides insight into the management of day-to-day aspects of radiotherapy. Most radiation oncologists and radiation oncology nurses spend a large percentage of their time dealing with the effects of radiotherapy. This book describes the biology behind each sites acute and long-term responses to radiotherapy, including the best current knowledge regarding radiation tolerance, and fills a needed void in the literature that is available on radiation oncology.

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Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Guide provides insight into the management of day-to-day aspects of radiotherapy. Most radiation oncologists and radiation oncology nurses spend a large percentage of their time dealing with the effects of radiotherapy. This book describes the biology behind each sites acute and long-term responses to ra...

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The primary goals in assembling this book were to review basic pathophysiology of radiation toxicities and guide the clinician in prevention, management, and treatment. It is a concise and practical guide for oncologists handling patients being treated with radiation and other combined therapy. Each chapter covers a tumor site comprehe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:September 25, 2008Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0387097902

ISBN - 13:9780387097909

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Table of Contents

List of ContributorsIntroduction; William Smal, Jr. and Gayle Woloschak1. The Management of Radiation-Induced Brain Injury; Edward G. Shaw and Mike E. Robbins 2. Management of Radiation-Induced Head and Neck Injury; Angel I. Blanco and Clifford Chao 3. Radiation Pneumonitis and Esophagitis in Thoracic Irradiation; Jeffrey Bradley and Benjamin Movsas 4. Toxicity from Radiation in Breast Cancer; Julia White and Michael C. Joiner 5. Upper Gastrointestinal Tract; Johanna C. Bendell and Christopher Willett 6. Radiation Complications of the Pelvis; Kathryn McConnell Greven and Tatjana Paunesku 7. Radiation-Induced Skeletal Injury; Mark A. Engleman, Gayle Woloschak and William Small Jr. 8. Skin Changes; Gloria Wood, Linda Casey and Andy Trotti Index

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From the reviews:"The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, and others ... . Overall, I believe this book is a useful addition to the literature on radiation injury. Its major strength is that it succeeds in providing a practical guide to the management of many radiation-induced normal tissue complications. Importantly, it also encourages clinicians to keep these issues in mind when designing radiation treatment strategies." (Mitchell S. Anscher, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 70 (5), 2008)