Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

Volume 2

  • 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-XXII
  2. Tumors of the Genitalurinary System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. James S. Butler
      Pages 533-566
    3. Bin S. Teh, Angel I. Blanco, Arnold C. Paulino, E. Brian Butler
      Pages 567-609
    4. Ugur Selek
      Pages 611-637
  3. Gynecological Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 639-639
    2. Keyur J. Mehta, Nitika Thawani, Subhakar Mutyala
      Pages 641-660
    3. Nina A. Mayr, William Small Jr., David K. Gaffney
      Pages 661-701
    4. Kevin Albuquerque
      Pages 703-724
    5. Nitika Thawani, Subhakar Mutyala, Aaron H. Wolfson
      Pages 725-743
  4. Lymphomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 745-745
    2. Joanne W. Jang, Andrea K. Ng
      Pages 747-770
    3. Maryse Bernard, Richard W. Tsang
      Pages 771-809
    4. Wee Joo Chng, Ivan W.K. Tham
      Pages 811-832
    5. Ivan W.K. Tham
      Pages 833-852
    6. Marnee M. Spierer, Evan M. Landau
      Pages 853-870
  5. Tumors of the Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 871-871
    2. Allison M. Quick, Eric L. Chang, Simon S. Lo
      Pages 873-893
    3. Bernadine R. Donahue
      Pages 895-922
    4. Keith H. C. Lim, Simon S. Lo
      Pages 923-940

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16333-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16332-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16333-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • About this book