Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

  • Jiade J. Lu
  • Luther W. Brady

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD, volume 0)

Also part of the Radiation Oncology book sub series (Med Radiol Radiat Oncol, volume 0)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Palliative Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ugur Selek, Simon S. Lo, Eric L. Chang
      Pages 3-23
    3. Alysa Fairchild, Stephen Lutz
      Pages 25-42
  3. Head and Neck Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Jiade J. Lu, Lin Kong, Nancy Lee
      Pages 45-74
    3. Kenneth S. Hu, Louis B. Harrison
      Pages 75-103
    4. Hiram Gay, Surjeet Pohar
      Pages 105-131
    5. Jay S. Cooper
      Pages 133-160
    6. Roger Ove, Almond Drake III
      Pages 179-203
  4. Breast Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Manjeet Chadha
      Pages 207-258
  5. Tumors of the Thorax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Steven H. Lin, Joe Y. Chang
      Pages 261-307
    3. Jiade J. Lu, Ivan W.K. Tham, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong
      Pages 309-328
    4. Steven H. Lin, Zhongxing Liao
      Pages 329-358
  6. Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Jeremy Tey, Zhen Zhang
      Pages 361-387
    3. Jiade J. Lu, Vivek K. Mehta
      Pages 389-417
    4. Sarah E. Hoffe
      Pages 419-446
    5. Ravi Shridhar
      Pages 447-467
    6. Steven E. Finkelstein, Sarah E. Hoffe
      Pages 469-486
    7. Edward Kim, Luther W. Brady
      Pages 487-509
    8. Qing Zhang, Shen Fu, Luther W. Brady
      Pages 511-530
  7. Back Matter
    Pages I1-I18

About this book


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 orientation of this groundbreaking publication is entirely practical, in that the focus is on issues relating to cancer management. The design has been carefully chosen 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. Text is kept to a minimum, reducing the effort involved in reading while enhancing understanding. Detailed guidelines are provided for multidisciplinary cancer management as well as for 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. Detailed attention is given to the core evidence that has shaped the current treatment standards and advanced radiation therapy techniques. 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 also presented in an illustrative way.


Cancer treatment Radiation oncology Radiation technology Radiation therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiade J. Lu
    • 1
  • Luther W. Brady
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyNational University Cancer Institute, National University Health System, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyDrexel University, College of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12462-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13832-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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