Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Guide

  • William SmallJr.
  • Gayle E. Woloschak

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. William Small Jr., Gayle Woloschak
    Pages 3-5
  3. Edward G. Shaw, Mike E. Robbins
    Pages 7-22
  4. Angel I. Blanco, Clifford Chao
    Pages 23-41
  5. Jeffrey Bradley, Benjamin Movsas
    Pages 43-64
  6. Julia White, Michael C. Joiner
    Pages 65-109
  7. Johanna C. Bendell, Christopher Willett
    Pages 111-124
  8. Kathryn Mcconnell Greven, Tatjana Paunesku
    Pages 125-153
  9. Mark A. Engleman, Gayle Woloschak, William Small Jr.
    Pages 155-169
  10. Gloria Wood, Linda Casey, Andy Trotti
    Pages 171-181
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book


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 comprehensively with expert evidence-based opinions.

Radiation Toxicity: A Practical Guide brings together renowned authors from leading cancer centers. Radiation, medical and surgical oncologists, nursing professionals, and members of radiation oncology teams will find this book an important reference.

"Radiation therapy is an essential component of cancer treatment. This text servces as a resource for the management of organ specific toxicities.

Experts in the field provide data on anticipated complications, discuss the biologic basis of radiation injury, and share advice on strategies to ameliorate side effects."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Series Editor


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Editors and affiliations

  • William SmallJr.
    • 1
  • Gayle E. Woloschak
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Medical School Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicago
  2. 2.Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8053-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25354-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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