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Radiation Oncology Primer and Review

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Radiation Oncology Primer and Review

SKU# 9781620700044

Essential Concepts and Protocols

Author: George Rodrigues MD FRCPC MSc, Lara Best MD, Vikram Velker MD


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Radiation Oncology Primer and Review describes the fundamental concepts, nomenclature and definitions of the field of radiation oncology that every trainee or practitioner needs to know. Divided into three sections, Radiation Oncology Primer and Review covers basic science, clinical science, and technical and planning issues to give the trainee a full overview of the core knowledge base of the field.

Co-written by a former radiation oncology residency program director and a team of radiation oncology residents, the book is organized in concise sections and is amply illustrated to highlight key points and help the reader understand and retain major concepts. Treatment approaches consistent with published clinical trial protocols that define control/standard of care/consensus radiation treatment are included. In addition to serving as a primary introduction to the field, the book also offers a short review of fundamental concepts for the senior resident prior to written or oral examinations, and is a useful resource for the radiation oncology educator to develop teaching plans and quizzes. Chapter organization is based on the International Atomic Energy Agency Syllabus for the Education and Training of Radiation Oncologists, the syllabus endorsed by both the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Features of Radiation Oncology Primer and Review:

  • Integrates basic science, clinical science and technical concepts to provide the trainee with a complete introduction to the field of radiation oncology
  • Is consistent with accepted training syllabus for radiation oncology professionals
  • Offers a concise presentation with illustrations highlighting key poiints
  • Provides key points for study and reviews
  • Includes treatment approaches consistent with published clinical trial protocols that define control/standard of care/consensus radiation treatment
  • Is a valuable review resource for board review


Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 18, 2013
  • Page Count 376
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781620700044
  • EISBN 9781617051661

Table of Contents 

; Acknowledgments
; Abbreviations
; List of Tables
; List of Figures
; 1. Physics
; 2. Biology
; 3. Radiobiology
; 4. Pathology
; 5. Radiation Pathophysiology
; 6. Imaging
; 7. Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
; 8. Cancer Epidemiology
; 9. Prevention and Screening
; 10. Cancer Staging
; 11. General Cancer Treatment Considerations
; 12. General Radiotherapy Considerations
; 13. Palliative Radiotherapy
; 14. CNS Treatment Planning
; 15. Head and Neck Treatment Planning
; 16. Breast Treatment Planning
; 17. Thoracic Treatment Planning
; 18. Gastrointestinal Treatment Planning
; 19. Genitourinary Treatment Planning
; 20. Gynecological Treatment Planning
; 21. Sarcoma Treatment Planning
; 22. Lymphoma 325; 23. Skin Cancer Treatment Planning
; Suggested Readings
; Index