Overview of Radiation and Non Radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment

Overview of Radiation and Non Radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment
Author: Oiendrila Bhowmik Debnath
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2020-08
ISBN 10: 9780128186459
ISBN 13: 0128186453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overview of Radiation and Non Radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment Book Review:

Overview of Radiation and Non-radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment: A Biomedical Engineering Perspective is a comprehensive reference on the different modalities and therapeutic instruments of cancer treatment from a medical physics perspective. The book is divided into 3 main sections; radiation therapy, non-radiation therapy and combination therapy. The focus of this book is on the mechanisms which underpin engineering and medical physics. This sets the book apart from other texts on this topic which primarily focus on biology. The fundamental physics behind the techniques used in cancer diagnosis or therapy modalities is also introduced in this text. This resource provides readers with the latest technologies used in clinics for cancer diagnosis and therapy, and their advantages and disadvantages. Gives an overview on the latest technology Covers the basic principles of each technology Explores the latest research and challenges in each modality

Novel Implications of Exosomes in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Novel Implications of Exosomes in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and Infectious Diseases
Author: Jin Wang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 9535133357
ISBN 13: 9789535133353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Implications of Exosomes in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer and Infectious Diseases Book Review:

The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the importance of exosomes in the biomedical field, which involves in novel implications of exosomes in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. The book would definitely be an ideal source of scientific information of exosomes to researchers and scientists involved in biomedicine, biology, and other areas involving cancer and infectious diseases.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Author: Simon S. Lo,Bin S. Teh,Jiade J. Lu,Tracey E. Schefter
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 364225604X
ISBN 13: 9783642256042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Book Review:

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has emerged as an important innovative treatment for various primary and metastatic cancers. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the physical/technological, biological, and clinical aspects of SBRT. It will serve as a detailed resource for this rapidly developing treatment modality. The organ sites covered include lung, liver, spine, pancreas, prostate, adrenal, head and neck, and female reproductive tract. Retrospective studies and prospective clinical trials on SBRT for various organ sites from around the world are examined, and toxicities and normal tissue constraints are discussed. This book features unique insights from world-renowned experts in SBRT from North America, Asia, and Europe. It will be necessary reading for radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents and fellows, medical physicists, medical physics residents, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and cancer scientists.

Molecular Radiobiology

Molecular Radiobiology
Author: N. B. Strazhevskai︠a︡
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4299953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clinical Radiation Oncology

Clinical Radiation Oncology
Author: Leonard L. Gunderson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1622
Release: 2015-08-12
ISBN 10: 0323240984
ISBN 13: 9780323240987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Radiation Oncology Book Review:

Radiation oncology for physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource; this updated edition provides the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. You will broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, and access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities.

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer
Author: Karen L. Reckamp
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 3319403893
ISBN 13: 9783319403892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lung Cancer Book Review:

This book describes the molecular mechanisms of lung cancer development and progression that determine therapeutic interventions in the era of genomics, when the rapid evolution in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment necessitates critical review of new results to integrate advances into practice. The text opens with background and emerging information regarding the molecular biology of lung cancer pathogenesis. Updated results regarding lung cancer prevention and screening are discussed, followed by chapters on diagnostic techniques and pathological evaluation. This leads on to a detailed presentation of treatment modalities, from surgery and radiation therapy to standard chemotherapy and targeted agents. The coverage includes resistance to therapy and the emergence of immunotherapy for lung cancer; in addition, the current evidence in respect of small cell lung cancer is summarized. The book presents insights from experts across disciplines to emphasize the importance of collaborative care. Advances in our understanding of issues in geriatric oncology and palliative care complete the comprehensive discussion of lung cancer.

Radiation in Medicine

Radiation in Medicine
Author: Committee for Review and Evaluation of the Medical Use Program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1996-04-08
ISBN 10: 0309588758
ISBN 13: 9780309588751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation in Medicine Book Review:

Does radiation medicine need more regulation or simply better-coordinated regulation? This book addresses this and other questions of critical importance to public health and safety. The issues involved are high on the nation's agenda: the impact of radiation on public safety, the balance between federal and state authority, and the cost-benefit ratio of regulation. Although incidents of misadministration are rare, a case in Pennsylvania resulting in the death of a patient and the inadvertent exposure of others to a high dose of radiation drew attention to issues concerning the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine and the need to examine current regulatory practices. Written at the request from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Radiation in Medicine reviews the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine, focusing on the NRC's Medical Use Program, which governs the use of reactor-generated byproduct materials. The committee recommends immediate action on enforcement and provides longer term proposals for reform of the regulatory system. The volume covers Sources of radiation and their use in medicine. Levels of risk to patients, workers, and the public. Current roles of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other federal agencies, and states. Criticisms from the regulated community. The committee explores alternative regulatory structures for radiation medicine and explains the rationale for the option it recommends in this volume. Based on extensive research, input from the regulated community, and the collaborative efforts of experts from a range of disciplines, Radiation in Medicine will be an important resource for federal and state policymakers and regulators, health professionals involved in radiation treatment, developers and producers of radiation equipment, insurance providers, and concerned laypersons.

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy
Author: Hirohiko Tsujii,Tadashi Kamada,Toshiyuki Shirai,Koji Noda,Hiroshi Tsuji,Kumiko Karasawa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-12-25
ISBN 10: 4431544577
ISBN 13: 9784431544579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy Book Review:

This book serves as a practical guide for the use of carbon ions in cancer radiotherapy. On the basis of clinical experience with more than 7,000 patients with various types of tumors treated over a period of nearly 20 years at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, step-by-step procedures and technological development of this modality are highlighted. The book is divided into two sections, the first covering the underlying principles of physics and biology, and the second section is a systematic review by tumor site, concentrating on the role of therapeutic techniques and the pitfalls in treatment planning. Readers will learn of the superior outcomes obtained with carbon-ion therapy for various types of tumors in terms of local control and toxicities. It is essential to understand that the carbon-ion beam is like a two-edged sword: unless it is used properly, it can increase the risk of severe injury to critical organs. In early series of dose-escalation studies, some patients experienced serious adverse effects such as skin ulcers, pneumonitis, intestinal ulcers, and bone necrosis, for which salvage surgery or hospitalization was required. To preclude such detrimental results, the adequacy of therapeutic techniques and dose fractionations was carefully examined in each case. In this way, significant improvements in treatment results have been achieved and major toxicities are no longer observed. With that knowledge, experts in relevant fields expand upon techniques for treatment delivery at each anatomical site, covering indications and optimal treatment planning. With its practical focus, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses whose work involves radiation therapy, as well as medical oncologists and others who are interested in radiation therapy.

Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer

Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer
Author: David J. Adelstein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2007-11-06
ISBN 10: 1592599389
ISBN 13: 9781592599387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer Book Review:

Leading expert physicians and investigators from around the world review the state-of-the-art in the management of squamous cell head and neck cancer, with emphasis on coordinating different treatment modalities. The authors address several surgical issues, including laser-based surgery, larynx preservation approaches, salvage surgery, and neck management after non-operative treatment. They also discuss definitive radiation for larynx cancer, brachytherapy, altered fractionation radiation, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and the importance of tumor hypoxia, as well as the role of chemotherapy in sequential, concurrent, and adjuvant multi-modality treatment schedules. Other topics of special interest include targeted and gene therapies, multimodality management of nasopharyngeal cancer, chemoprevention, toxicity modification, quality of life outcomes, symptom palliation, and epidemiology.

Cancer and the Heart

Cancer and the Heart
Author: Michael S. Ewer,Edward T. H. Yeh, M.D.
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781607950400
ISBN 13: 1607950405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer and the Heart Book Review:

The book begins with the basic science behind the medical applications of the knowledge: cardiovascular biology, pathways, and their relationship to cancer treatment and principles of chemotherapy and immunotherapy. The second section consists of an overview and classification of anti-cancer drugs and a look at their cardiotoxicity. The third section looks at cardiac imaging in the cancer patient, including cardiac ultrasound, Doppler imaging, nuclear imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography in the cancer patient. In section four, management of cardiac disease in the cancer patient is discussed, including cardiac rhythm disturbances and heart failure. Cardiac emergencies and interventions are described as is preoperative assessment of the cancer patient for non- cardiovascular surgery. The final section includes a range of topics such as the pericardium, cardiovascular effects of endocrine treatments, primary cardiac tumors and malignancies of the myocardium and pericardium. Cardiac monitoring during clinical trials and pulmonary concerns are also addressed, as are psychosocial, social, economic, and legal issues of the cancer patient with heart disease.

Targeted Radionuclide Therapy

Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
Author: Tod W. Speer
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 1451153260
ISBN 13: 9781451153262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Book Review:

Radioimmunotherapy, also known as systemic targeted radiation therapy, uses antibodies, antibody fragments, or compounds as carriers to guide radiation to the targets. It is a topic rapidly increasing in importance and success in treatment of cancer patients. This book represents a comprehensive amalgamation of the radiation physics, chemistry, radiobiology, tumor models, and clinical data for targeted radionuclide therapy. It outlines the current challenges and provides a glimpse at future directions. With significant advances in cell biology and molecular engineering, many targeting constructs are now available that will safely deliver these highly cytotoxic radionuclides in a targeted fashion. A companion website includes the full text and an image bank.

Clinical Radiation Oncology E Book

Clinical Radiation Oncology E Book
Author: Leonard L. Gunderson,Joel E. Tepper
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1638
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 0323370187
ISBN 13: 9780323370189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Radiation Oncology E Book Book Review:

Perfect for radiation oncology physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource, this updated edition continues to provide the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. Not only will you broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, you'll also access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities. The consistent and concise format provides just the right amount of information, making Clinical Radiation Oncology a welcome resource for use by the entire radiation oncology team. Content is templated and divided into three sections -- Scientific Foundations of Radiation Oncology, Techniques and Modalities, and Disease Sites – for quick access to information. Disease Sites chapters summarize the most important issues on the opening page and include a full-color format, liberal use of tables and figures, a closing section with a discussion of controversies and problems, and a treatment algorithm that reflects the treatment approach of the authors. Chapters have been edited for scientific accuracy, organization, format, and adequacy of outcome data (such as disease control, survival, and treatment tolerance). Allows you to examine the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on single-modality and combined-modality approaches. Features an emphasis on providing workup and treatment algorithms for each major disease process, as well as the coverage of molecular biology and its relevance to individual diseases. Two new chapters provide an increased emphasis on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body irradiation (SBRT). New Associate Editor, Dr. Andrea Ng, offers her unique perspectives to the Lymphoma and Hematologic Malignancies section. Key Points are summarized at the beginning of each disease-site chapter, mirroring the template headings and highlighting essential information and outcomes. Treatment algorithms and techniques, together with discussions of controversies and problems, reflect the treatment approaches employed by the authors. Disease Site Overviews allow each section editor to give a unique perspective on important issues, while online updates to Disease Site chapters ensure your knowledge is current. Disease Site chapters feature updated information on disease management and outcomes. Thirty all-new anatomy drawings increase your visual understanding. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer
Author: Armand B Cognetta,William M. Mendenhall
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 1461469864
ISBN 13: 9781461469865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer Book Review:

Photon Radiation Therapy for Skin Malignancies is a vital resource for dermatologists interested in radiation therapy, including the physics and biology behind treatment of skin cancers, as well as useful and pragmatic formulas and algorithms for evaluating and treating them. Dermatology has always been a field that overlaps multiple medical specialties and this book is no exception, with its focus on both dermatologists and radiation oncologists. It is estimated that between 2010 and 2020, the demand for radiation therapy will exceed the number of radiation oncologists practicing in the U.S. tenfold, which could profoundly affect the ability to provide patients with sufficient access to treatment. Photon Radiation Therapy for Skin Malignancies enhances the knowledge of dermatologists and radiation oncologists and presents them with the most up-to-date information regarding detection, delineation and depth determination of skin cancers, and appropriate biopsy techniques. In addition, the book also addresses radiation therapy of the skin and the skin’s reactions to radiation therapy.

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy Radiation Physics Therapy and Oncology E Book

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy  Radiation Physics  Therapy and Oncology   E Book
Author: R Paul Symonds,John A Mills,Angela Duxbury
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 0702074845
ISBN 13: 9780702074844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy Radiation Physics Therapy and Oncology E Book Book Review:

Walter and Miller’s Textbook of Radiotherapy is a key textbook for therapeutic radiography students as well as trainee clinical and medical oncologists, clinical physicists and technologists. The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section covers physics and provides a comprehensive review of radiotherapy physics. This section is designed to be non-physicist friendly, to simply and clearly explain the physical principles upon which radiotherapy and its technology are based. The second section is a systematic review by tumour site giving an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice. The title also covers the place of chemotherapy, surgery and non-radiotherapy treatments as well as the principles of cancer patient treatment including supportive care and palliative treatments. It is a comprehensive must-have resource for anyone studying therapeutic radiotherapy. Highly illustrated in full colour including 350 photographs. Clearly and simply explains the fundamental physics for clinicians Gives an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice organised by tumour site making it very easy to navigate. Describes the wide range of devices and clearly explains the principles behind their operation. Comprehensively explains the calculation models of dose predictions for treatment preparation. Heavy emphasis on how clinical trials have influenced current practice. Shows how radiobiological knowledge has influenced current practice such as the fractionation regimens for breast and prostate cancer Proton therapy; machines, dose measurement, covering the clinical advantages and pitfalls of this treatment modality. New radiotherapy modalities such as stereotactic radiotherapy, types of intensity modulated radiotherapy and imaged guided radiotherapy are comprehensively covered as are recent advances in chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy. In depth coverage of dose measurement and new devices.

Interaction of Combined Administration of Multi targeted Kinase Inhibitors with Ionizing Radiation

Interaction of Combined Administration of Multi targeted Kinase Inhibitors with Ionizing Radiation
Author: Mitra Heravi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:911202261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interaction of Combined Administration of Multi targeted Kinase Inhibitors with Ionizing Radiation Book Review:

"Along with surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy is one of the three cancer treatment modalities to treat patients. Over the recent decades, thanks to technological progress, radiation techniques have been improved drastically. However, the same effort has not been put into the biology of the tumours and how different tumours interact with radiation beams. Moreover, it has been only recently that attention has been drawn towards the chemo-radiation or combination of radiation with molecular targeting agents. In this thesis we have studied the combination of ionizing radiation with a class of small molecule inhibitors that target defects in the MAPK/PI3K pathway in breast cancer cells. These pathways are often over-activated in human malignancies including breast cancer. Two of the multiple receptors involved in these pathways are EGFR and VEGFR, which have been shown to be over-expressed in cancerous tumours and have been associated with poor prognosis as well as drug and radiation resistance. The two inhibitors we have used in this study are ZRBA1, a combi-molecule that targets EGFR and also induces DNA lesions, and Sorafenib (Nexavar), which is an inhibitor of several RTKs including VEGFR and also Raf kinase. Using breast cancer cells, we have shown that these multi-functional inhibitors increased the sensitivity of cancer cells towards radiation as they induced a strong G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Our in vivo results show that ZRBA1 and Sorafenib, if combined with radiation, can significantly increase tumour growth delay. When radiation is administered concurrently with ZRBA1, a significant tumour growth delay of 47 days is observed. Moreover, ZRBA1 in combination with radiation not only induced the DNA single and double strand breaks, but also delayed DNA repair process contributing to its higher potency against breast cancer cells. Interestingly, Sorafenib when it is combined with radiation has more persistent anti-tumour effect in our in vivo model.Overall, our results suggest that the combined administration of multi-targeting molecular inhibitors, a systemic targeted therapy, with radiation, a local and regional therapy, could be beneficial for patients as they potentiate the radiation response while not increasing adverse side effects.The results of these preclinical studies contribute to a better understanding of how radiation interacts with small molecule inhibitors such as ZRBA1 and Sorafenib and provide the rational basis for further preclinical and clinical studies. " --

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
Author: David E. Wazer,Douglas W. Arthur,Frank Vicini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2006-08-02
ISBN 10: 3540282033
ISBN 13: 9783540282037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Book Review:

This text is a concise handbook designed to assist the clinician in the implementation of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). It includes a review of the principles that underlie APBI, a practical and detailed description of each technique for APBI, a review of current clinical results of APBI, and a review of the incidence and management of treatment related complications. The book encompasses a number of different techniques and approaches that include brachytherapy, intraoperative, and external beam techniques. There is currently no single source that describes these techniques and their clinical implementation.

Advancing Nuclear Medicine Through Innovation

Advancing Nuclear Medicine Through Innovation
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board,Committee on State of the Science of Nuclear Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2007-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780309134156
ISBN 13: 0309134153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Nuclear Medicine Through Innovation Book Review:

Nearly 20 million nuclear medicine procedures are carried out each year in the United States alone to diagnose and treat cancers, cardiovascular disease, and certain neurological disorders. Many of the advancements in nuclear medicine have been the result of research investments made during the past 50 years where these procedures are now a routine part of clinical care. Although nuclear medicine plays an important role in biomedical research and disease management, its promise is only beginning to be realized. Advancing Nuclear Medicine Through Innovation highlights the exciting emerging opportunities in nuclear medicine, which include assessing the efficacy of new drugs in development, individualizing treatment to the patient, and understanding the biology of human diseases. Health care and pharmaceutical professionals will be most interested in this book's examination of the challenges the field faces and its recommendations for ways to reduce these impediments.

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology
Author: Hasan Murshed
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2019-01-05
ISBN 10: 0128141298
ISBN 13: 9780128141298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology Book Review:

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

Cancer Pain Management

Cancer Pain Management
Author: Deborah B. McGuire,Connie Henke Yarbro,Betty Ferrell
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780867207255
ISBN 13: 0867207256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Pain Management Book Review:

Cancer Pain Management, Second Edition will substantially advance pain education. The unique combination of authors -- an educator, a leading practitioner and administrator, and a research scientist -- provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage in addressing this important aspect of cancer care. The contributors, acknowledged experts in their areas, address a wide scope of issues. Educating health care providers to better assess and manage pain and improve patientsrsquo; and familiesrsquo; coping strategies are primary goals of this book. Developing research-based clinical guidelines and increasing funding for research is also covered. Ethical issues surrounding pain management and health policy implications are also explored.

Radiation Therapy Planning An Issue of PET Clinics E Book

Radiation Therapy Planning  An Issue of PET Clinics   E Book
Author: Sushil Beriwal
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-06-29
ISBN 10: 1455709468
ISBN 13: 9781455709465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Therapy Planning An Issue of PET Clinics E Book Book Review:

PET imaging has become an essential part of radiation therapy for cancer patients. Leading off the issue are articles on clinical applications and technical aspects. Following those are reviews of the use of PET in the treatment for lung cancer, gynecologic malignancies, GI and pancreatic tumors, and brain tumors, lymphoma, and head and neck malignancies. The final article addresses advances in hybrid imaging in planning of radiation therapy.