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Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 4659883
  • Book
  • March 2019
  • 746 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology: Physical, Biological, and Clinical Aspects, Third Edition continues to provide current, concise, and a readily available source of clinical information for busy practicing radiation oncologists.

The book consists of 26 chapters, divided into four parts:

Part I describes the basic science of radiation oncology, with discussions of radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology, as well as molecular biology.

Part II describes techniques and modalities of radiation oncology including brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and proton therapy. Significant recent advances made in the areas of immunotherapy and combined modality therapy; as such, these chapters have also been added to this new edition.

Part III describes the clinical science of radiation oncology including risk factors, symptoms/signs, and investigations needed for the cancer diagnosis and up-to-date treatment recommendations in accordance with the new AJCC staging system. In addition, radiation treatment techniques, with an emphasis on IMRT, have been expanded to all the chapters. Also included in this version of the book is a chapter on benign diseases. Updated annotated bibliographies of latest landmark studies providing evidence-based rationale for the recommended treatments are presented at the end of each chapter.

Part IV describes palliative radiation treatments to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and the management of side effects from radiation treatment.

This book is a must-have for all radiation oncology residents, radiation oncologists and all professionals engaged in the care of cancer patients.

  • New chapters on brachytherapy, IMRT/IGRT, SRS, SBRT, proton therapy, immunotherapy, combined modality therapy, and benign diseases
  • Eighth edition of the AJCC staging system
  • IMRT techniques for all common cancer sites, along with up-to-date treatment recommendations
  • Relevant, landmark studies that provide evidence-based rationale for recommended treatments

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Part I BASIC SCIENCE OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY 1. Radiation Physics, Dosimetry, and Treatment Planning 2. Radiation Protection 3. Radiation Biology 4. Molecular Cancer Biology

PART II TECHNIQUES AND MODALITIES OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY 5. Brachytherapy 6. Intensity Modulated and Image Guided Radiation Therapy 7. Stereotactic Radiation: Cranial Lesions 8. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Lung Cancers 9. Proton Radiation Therapy 10. Immunotherapy 11. Radiation and Combined Modality Therapy 12. Statistical Considerations in Radiation Oncology

Part III CLINICAL RADIATION ONCOLOGY 13. Skin Cancers 14. Primary Brain Cancers 15. Head and Neck Cancers 16. Breast Cancers 17. Thoracic Cancers 18. Gastrointestinal Cancers 19. Genitourinary Cancers 20. Gynecological Cancers 21. Lymphoma and Hematologic Cancers 22. Sarcomas 23. Pediatric Cancers 24. Benign Tumors

Part IV PALLIATIVE CARE AND RADIATION Treatment Toxicity 25. Metastatic Cancers 26. Radiation Treatment Toxicities and Their Management
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Murshed, Hasan
Hasan Murshed, M.D., M.S., earned his medical degree from the University of
Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Master's degree in Medical Physics from Louisiana
State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He completed his residency in Radiation
Oncology at the University of Alabama- Birmingham, Alabama, where
he was the Chief Resident. Afterwards he served as Fellow at the University of
Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Murshed is dual board certified by American Board of Radiology (ABR)
in Radiation Oncology and in Medical Physics. He is a member of the
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Dr. Murshed has been in private practice for more than 15 years and is the
Medical Director of Hope Regional Cancer Center, Panama City, Florida. He
enjoys both educational and practicing aspects of radiation oncology. He is a
passionate advocate for cancer patients and is involved in his community
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