Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

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The New Edition of this highly respected resource equips readers with the very latest clinical guidelines in radiation oncology. 52 leading experts-many of them new to this edition-present their preferred management approaches for all body regions, emphasizing how to deliver precise, targeted radiation doses while sparing healthy tissue. Provides clinical evidence for therapeutic recommendations, wherever available. Reviews the physical and biological basis for radiation therapy and radiation physics, as well as the principles involved in combining radiation therapy with both surgery and chemotherapy Uses an organ-system organization to present the most effective methods for each part of the body. Addresses special considerations such as radiation therapy for transplant recipients, palliative care, and the clinical applications of new modalities. Covers all of the latest techniques and radiotherapeutic modalities - including brachytherapy, 3-D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Integrates the most recent advances in treatment for head and neck cancers, leukemia, cancers of the prostate and central nervous systems, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, and more.The first follow-up colonoscopy was normal in 91 patients (45%); among these patients, the second colonoscopy was also normal in 57 ... In the Minnesota trial mentioned earlier in this section, annual fecal occult blood testing found 260 of the first 28 1 cancer cases, ... than 12% of the total expenditures for health care. 62 The average cost for treatment of colorectal cancer is about $50, 000 per patient.

Title:Radiation Oncology
Author:James Daniel Cox, K. Kian Ang
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2003


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