Used to facilitate the uniform description and reporting of neoplastic diseases. Proper classification and staging of cancer is essential to assigning proper treatment, evaluating results of management and clinical trials, and to reporting on cancer incidence and outcome.
Assesses the value and optimal use of new technologies in cancer treatment, and the affordability of cancer care. Explores clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of emerging advanced technologies for cancer treatment in radiation therapy and surgery.
Covers all aspects of the complex and dynamic field of radiation oncology. Concise, templated chapters cover the basic biology of oncologic disease processes as well as updated treatment algorithms, the latest clinical guidelines, and state-of-the-art techniques and modalities.
Presents the specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment, while incorporating recent advances in the field. More than 200 images help to clarify the steps of radiotherapy planning and delivery.
Radiation oncology treatment planning, incorporating the newest imaging techniques and a comprehensive discussion of clinical, physical, biological and technical aspects. Solves treatment planning problems to help provide effective, state-of-the-art care for cancer patients.
A comprehensive scope and illustrated format provides an understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of radiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways to employ radiation therapy in patient care.