This book is a comprehensive guide to radiotherapy and chemotherapy providing clinicians with the most up to date thinking and latest advances in the field.
Divided into five sections, the book begins with an overview of radiotherapy, its planning and techniques, followed by chapters on radiobiology explaining how radiotherapy works in the treatment of cancer.
The next section explains the concepts of chemotherapy and common drugs, followed by detailed discussion on the planning and application of both radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of many different types of cancer.
The final part of the book explains general management in oncology, covering the role of steroids and antacids, bleeding and anaemia, and treatment of pain.
- Comprehensive guide to radiotherapy and chemotherapy
- Discusses planning and application of both treatment methods
- Covers numerous different types of cancer
- Includes more than 300 images, diagrams and tables
Section 1: Concepts of Radiotherapy and Its Planning · Radioactivity · Measurement of Radiation Dose · Principles of Radiation Therapy · Time Dose and Fractionation in Radiotherapy · Radiation Planning· Basic Radiology for Radiation Oncologist · Emergency Radiotherapy · Radio Frequency Abalation · Effects of Radiation on Normal Human Tissues · Latest Radiotherapy Techniques · Imaging in Oncology· Radiation Oncologist with Benign Tumors Section 2: Concepts of Radiobiology · Radiobiology of Radiation Absorption · DNA Strand Break on Radiation · Oxygen Effect and Reoxygenation · Linear Energy Transfer and Relative Biological effect · Cell Survival Curve · Repair of Radiation Damage and Dose Rate Effect · Radiosensitive of Cell and Cell Cycle · Radiosensatizers · Radioprotectors · Brachytherapyand Endocuritherapy Section 3: Concepts of Chemotherapy and Common Drugs · Concepts of Chemotherapy · Chemotheraputic Drugs · Targeted Cancer Therapy · New Hope with Gene Therapy · Side Effects of Chemotherapy · Hormone Treatment in Cancer Section 4: Common Cancers and Its Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy Planning · Head and Neck Cancer · Breast Cancer · Palliative Treatments in Breast Cancer · Management of Cervical Cancer · Ovarian Cancer · Nasophyranx Cancer · Lung Cancer · Endometrial Cancer · Hogkins Lymphoma · Non-Hodkins Lymphoma · Multiple Myeloma · Testicular Cancer · Urinary Bladder Cancer · Prostate Cancer · Kidney Cancer · Gastric Cancer · Colorectal Cancer · Pancrease Cancer · Neuroendocrine Tumor · Esophageal Cancer · Anal Canal Cancer · Gall Bladder Cancer · Skin Cancer · Osteosarcoma · Soft Tissue Sarcoma · Larynx Cancer · Brain Tumor · Leukemia · Paediatric Oncology · Thyroid Cancer Section 5: General Management in Oncology · Role of Steroids in Cancer · Role of Antacids in Cancer · Management of Bleeding in Cancer · Anaemia in Cancer · Management of Cancer Pain Bibliography Index
Mirza Qaiser Baig MOBC MD
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Radiation Oncology, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India