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.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Radiology
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Introduction; William Smal, Jr. and Gayle Woloschak
1. The Management of Radiation-Induced Brain Injury; Edward G. Shaw and Mike
2. Management of Radiation-Induced Head and Neck Injury; Angel I. Blanco and Clifford Chao
3. Radiation Pneumonitis and Esophagitis in Thoracic Irradiation; Jeffrey Bradley and Benjamin Movsas
4. Toxicity from Radiation in Breast Cancer; Julia White and Michael C. Joiner
5. Upper Gastrointestinal Tract; Johanna C. Bendell and Christopher Willett
6. Radiation Complications of the Pelvis; Kathryn McConnell Greven and Tatjana Paunesku
7. Radiation-Induced Skeletal Injury; Mark A. Engleman, Gayle Woloschak and William Small Jr.
8. Skin Changes; Gloria Wood, Linda Casey and Andy Trotti
From the reviews:
"The purpose of this book is to provide a guide for radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, and others ... . Overall, I believe this book is a useful addition to the literature on radiation injury. Its major strength is that it succeeds in providing a practical guide to the management of many radiation-induced normal tissue complications. Importantly, it also encourages clinicians to keep these issues in mind when designing radiation treatment strategies." (Mitchell S. Anscher, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 70 (5), 2008)