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Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer

  • Armand B. Cognetta Jr.
  • William M. Mendenhall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. W. Harris Green, Thomas Shakar
    Pages 1-7
  3. Kenneth F. Morse, Christopher M. Wolfe
    Pages 9-16
  4. Armand B. Cognetta Jr., Kenneth F. Morse
    Pages 17-35
  5. Jeffrey M. Long
    Pages 37-44
  6. Armand B. Cognetta Jr., Christopher M. Wolfe
    Pages 45-54
  7. Michele N. Edison, Carolyn M. Johns
    Pages 55-69
  8. W. Harris Green, Armand B. Cognetta Jr.
    Pages 71-79
  9. Armand B. Cognetta Jr., Christopher M. Wolfe
    Pages 81-88
  10. W. Harris Green, Kenneth F. Morse, Jeremy L. Edwards, Armand B. Cognetta Jr.
    Pages 89-126
  11. Christopher M. Wolfe, Armand B. Cognetta Jr.
    Pages 127-136
  12. Armand B. Cognetta Jr., Kerry M. W. Fike
    Pages 137-153
  13. Rosalind Sandell, Murad Alam
    Pages 167-182
  14. William M. Mendenhall
    Pages 183-188
  15. William M. Mendenhall, Nancy P. Mendenhall
    Pages 189-195
  16. William M. Mendenhall
    Pages 197-204
  17. Bradford S. Hoppe, Nancy P. Mendenhall
    Pages 205-213
  18. William M. Mendenhall, Jeffrey Bennett
    Pages 215-223
  19. William M. Mendenhall
    Pages 225-234
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 241-251

About this book

Introduction

Superficial radiation has been utilized by dermatologists for skin cancer and inflammatory diseases since the early 1900s.  This textbook is the progeny of multiple previous editors from 1926 on dedicated to its safe and effective usage of radiation therapy. 

The rapid advancements in the field of Radiation Oncology, including electron beam therapy and tomotherapy, alongside the introduction of corticosteroids for dermatologic disorders and advancement in cutaneous surgery, have until recently eclipsed the utilization of this safe and effective modality.

 Dermatologists look to our Radiation Oncology colleagues for help with many complex cancer scenarios, such as deeply invasive head and neck squamous cell carcinomas with or without perineural invasion, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, various sarcomas, and certain melanomas ranging from lentigo maligna to metastatic melanoma.  This textbook has a greatly expanded section that will serve as a vital reference for all cutaneous oncologists.

Keywords

Dermatology Evaluating and treating skin cancer Photon Radiation Therapy Physics and biology of skin cancers Practical matters of radiation therapy Radiation Oncology Skin Malignancies

Editors and affiliations

  • Armand B. Cognetta Jr.
    • 1
  • William M. Mendenhall
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida State University College of Medi, Division of DermatologyDermatology Associates of TallahasseeTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.College of Medicine, Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6986-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6985-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6986-5
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