Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer

Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer
Author: George E. Laramore
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642835015
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

The contemporary management of patients with cancers of the head and neck is under careful scrutiny and major changes are being introduced in order to improve the potenti al not only for long-term control but also for less in the way of disfiguring and distres sing complications associated with the treatment programs. In 1988, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 42400 new cases of malignant tumors of the head and neck diagnosed with 12 850 deaths. In general, the prognosis for patients with malignant tumors of the head and neck re gion depends upon the site of origin, the local and regional extent of the tumor, the Kar nofsky status of the patient as well as the patient's general medical condition. The poten tial for cure for early stage tumors is extremely high particularly for those lesions involving the vocal cord, oral cavity, and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Major advances have been made in the management of head and neck cancer by the innovative utilization of surgery with radiation therapy. Small tumors can be cured by ei ther surgery or radiation therapy with equally good results. However, far advanced tu mors are more complicated and more difficult to cure requiring combined, integrated, multimodal programs of management. Therefore, the previously general poor prognosis for advanced tumors is becoming better with more aggressive treatment regimens.

Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers

Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers
Author: Garden
Publsiher: LWW
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 9781496345899
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers Book Excerpt:

Preceded by Radiotherapy for head and neck cancers / K. Kian Ang, Adam S. Garden. 4th ed. c2012.

Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer

Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Robert I. Haddad
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2010-11-23
ISBN: 1933864559
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

"Head and neck cancer is a very common cancer worldwide with an estimated 500,000 individuals diagnosed each year. In the United States an average of 39,000 new cases are reported each year representing between 3 to 5% of all new cancer cases diagnosed annually. Head and neck cancers are more common in men and in individuals over the age of 50. The treatment of head and neck cancer is extremely challenging and involves insight and expertise from multiple disciplines. Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer is a comprehensive textbook looking at different aspects of head and neck cancer, including the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with this disease. The chapters written by world-renowned experts cover the entire discipline of head and neck oncology and include discussion of the role of HPV infections, advances in radiotherapy, new surgical techniques, novel agents in thyroid therapy and more. The book is designed to be both practical and comprehensive for the physicians treating this complex disease. Features of Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer include: A chapter on the role of HPV infections in head and neck cancer A chapter on new advances in radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, including review IMRT, new standards and potential pitfalls Detailed discussion of the role of chemotherapy in head and neck cancer, including commonly used drugs and how to combine them with radiotherapy to improve patient outcomes Detailed discussion on incorporating novel agents with radiotherapy Detailed discussion of novel therapeutics in head and neck cancer, including new drugs and biologics "

Head and Neck Cancers

Head and Neck Cancers
Author: Athanassios Argiris, MD, FACP,Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS,David I. Rosenthal, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 0826137784
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head and Neck Cancers Book Excerpt:

“Overall, this is an excellent book on an important topic in cancer that medical oncologists, pharmacologists, and nurses, as well as related healthcare professionals, may find very helpful.” Score: 100, 5 Stars, Doody’s Medical Reviews Head and Neck Cancers: Evidence-Based Treatment presents a practical, state-of-the-art resource for any clinical oncologist treating or managing patients with head and neck cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer, cancer of the oral cavity, laryngeal cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, cancer of the sinuses and the skull base, salivary gland cancer, and neck lymphadenopathy. Section 1 of the book covers the most pertinent details on the epidemiology, biology, diagnosis and staging of the disease including topics such as the genomic landscape of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and novel imaging modalities. Section 2 discusses the evidence-based treatment modalities for conventional and novel chemotherapy regimens, the evidence behind emerging radiation therapy techniques and the minimally invasive surgical advances changing the landscape of care. The chapters in Section 3 are dedicated to site-specific management, including management guidelines, tables with FDA-approved therapies and relevant ongoing clinical trials as well as instructive clinical cases with important discussion on outcomes and follow up care. Finally, Section 4 focuses on recurrent and metastatic disease and Section 5 provides the essentials on supportive care, including managing the elderly, managing patients suffering from dysphagia and oral complications, and must-know details of quality of life assessment and patient-reported outcomes. Emphasizing the practice-changing techniques and the latest evidence-based treatment advances including targeted therapies, immunotherapy, transoral robotic surgery, and radiation therapy precision, this comprehensive yet accessible textbook is indispensable for any clinical oncologist of each discipline wanting a balanced and evidence-based reference on managing patients with head and neck malignancies. Key Features: Includes didactic clinical cases for each type of head and neck cancer Numerous tables highlight FDA approved therapies and ongoing clinical trials Provides evidence-based recommendations for treating head and neck cancers at each stage of the disease with conventional and novel treatment strategies Covers strategies for managing acute and late complications to treatment

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Author: K. S. Clifford Chao,Gokhan Ozyigit
Publsiher: Lippincott Raven
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

The first clinical book on the hottest topic in radiation oncology, this timely teaching text offers step-by-step guidance in use of IMRT for cancers at each subsite of the head and neck. The book's high-end content gives readers the clinical decision-making expertise and technical proficiency to incorporate this state-of-the-art radiation treatment technique into practice. Unique to this text is the site-specific instruction on target determination and delineation, to ensure adequate treatment of the tumor target while sparing adjacent normal tissue. More than 250 detailed full-color and black-and-white illustrations clarify each step in clinical implementations of head and neck cancer treatment, especially IMRT. The book provides a concise, pertinent overview of the natural course, lymph node spread, diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic options for each head and neck cancer subsite. Numerous tables provide extensive summaries of the IMRT literature. Figures with succinct explanatory text demonstrate the patterns of direct tumor extension and nodal metastasis with which target volumes are determined and delineated. Clinical outcomes for patients treated with IMRT and with conventional techniques are also included.

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy
Author: Paul M. Harari,Nadine P. Connor,Cai Grau
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-06-12
ISBN: 3540732322
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy Book Excerpt:

The emphasis on cancer management in the past was based primarily on control rates from multidisciplinary input in management. There has always been a recognition that one would like to achieve the best result with the least complication, but never has there been any major emphasis on evidence-based outcome studies, nor on functional preservation and quality of life. The authors of this book have dealt very effectively with the various tumor types in head and neck cancer with the experts in the ? eld of management. The contents range from epidemiology and treatment outcome, treatment techniques with the potential impact on the quality of life such as dysphagia, to the various options relative to high technology radiation therapy programs for mana- ment. The potential for improving form and function through surgical care as an integrated part of the program is dealt with very effectively as well as the potentials for chemotherapy and the use of targeted agents have on quality of life issues. The volume also addresses toxicity, quality of life, and techniques for prevention of adverse effects, as well as the potentials for rehabilitation and supportive care. The authors have clearly done an extraordinarily good job in addressing the mul- plicity of problems that impact upon the functional preservation and quality of life in head and neck radiation therapy. Philadelphia Luther W.

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Dwight E. Heron, MD,Roy B. Tishler, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 1936287366
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

" This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds examines the latest advances in the use of radiation medicine in treatment of head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer treatment has undergone major change over the course of the past few years and Head and Neck Cancer addresses current best practices in the light of the most recent evidence. All of the chapters are written by international experts in the field, address the common clinical scenarios in head and neck cancer and are multidisciplinary in scope. Chapters examining health services in head and neck cancer as well as factors influencing clinical decisions round out the coverage. Radiation Medicine Rounds features : In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Radiation Medicine Each issue edited by an authority in that subject area Each issue focused on a single major topic in Radiation Medicine, providing coverage of advances in radiation science, radiation medicine technology, radiation medicine practice, and assessment of recent quality and outcome studies Series Description: Radiation Medicine Rounds is a review series providing a thorough analysis of new scientific, technologic, and clinical advances in all areas of radiation medicine. There will be an emphasis throughout on multidisciplinary approaches to the specialty, as well as an emphasis on quality and outcomes analysis. The goal is to provide authoritative, thorough assessment of a wide range of ""hot topics"" and emerging new data for the entire specialty of radiation medicine. "

Cancers of the Head and Neck

Cancers of the Head and Neck
Author: Charlotte Jacobs
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancers of the Head and Neck Book Excerpt:

Cancers of the head and neck are among the most morbid of cancers. Convention al surgery and/or radiation therapy have a high cure rate for patients with early stage disease. However, despite optimal treatment with surgery and radiotherapy, patients with nodal spread or extensive local disease have a low cure rate. Even if a cancer is cured, a patient is often left with long-term debilities from the treatment and/or cancer. The major causes for decreased survival in patients with advanced head and neck cancer include local recurrence, distant metastases, and second primaries. All of these need to be addressed if one is to improve upon the curability of advanced disease. There are several new techniques, surgical and radiotherapeutic, designed to improve local control. Brachytherapy, or interstitial implantation, delivers a high dose of localized radiation with minimal normal tissue injury. This technique as discussed by Goffinet, may be even more efficacious when combined with hyperthermia. New, creative methods of radiation therapy delivery, such as the use of multiple fractions per day, as discussed by Parsons and Million, are also contributing to long-term local control. Laser therapy, discussed by Ossoff and Nemeroff, provides another tool for treatment of local disease.

Radiotherapy and Clinical Radiobiology of Head and Neck Cancer

Radiotherapy and Clinical Radiobiology of Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Loredana G. Marcu,Iuliana Toma-Dasu,Alexandru Dasu,Claes Mercke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1351001981
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiotherapy and Clinical Radiobiology of Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

Common factors that lead to treatment failure in head and neck cancer are the lack of tumour oxygenation, the accelerated division of cancer cells during treatment, and radioresistance. These tumour-related challenges and possible ways to overcome them are covered in this book, authored by three medical physicists and a clinical oncologist who explain how different radiobiological findings have led to the development of various treatment techniques for head and neck cancer. Novel treatment techniques as supported by current scientific evidence are comprehensively explored, as well as the major challenges that arise in the retreatment of patients who have already undergone a form of radiotherapy for primary head and neck cancer. Features: Uses an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing clinical aspects of radiotherapy, radiation biology, and medical physics Applies content by relating all radiobiological characteristics to their respective clinical implications Explains the radiobiological rationale for all previous and current clinical trials for head and neck cancer

Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers

Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers
Author: Murat Beyzadeoglu,Gokhan Ozyigit,Ugur Selek
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 9783319104126
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers Book Excerpt:

This evidence-based guide to the current management of cancer cases at all head and neck sites will assist in the appropriate selection and delineation of tumor volumes/fields for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), including volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Each tumor site-related chapter presents, from the perspective of an academic expert, several actual cases at different stages in order to clarify specific clinical concepts. The coverage includes case presentation, a case-related literature review, patient preparation, simulation, contouring, treatment planning, treatment delivery, and follow-up. The text is accompanied by illustrations ranging from slice-by-slice delineations on planning CT images to finalized plan evaluations based on detailed acceptance criteria. The book will be of value for residents, fellows, practicing radiation oncologists, and medical physicists interested in clinical radiation oncology

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Eric M. Genden
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN: 1626232326
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

Thieme congratulates Dr. Eric M. Genden on being chosen by New York magazine for its prestigious 'Best Doctors 2018' list! Head and Neck Cancer: Management and Reconstruction, 2nd Edition by Eric M. Genden masterfully blends two lauded Thieme books, Reconstruction of the Head and Neck, focusing on defect repair, and Head and Neck Cancer, a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to treatment. A significant increase in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in the U.S. and other countries, especially among men, is attributed to high-risk subtypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV associated tonsillar cancer and base of tongue cancer account for 90% of all oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Internationally renowned authors share the latest knowledge on HPV and other causes of head and neck cancers, from diagnosis to cutting-edge treatments. Thirty richly illustrated chapters feature open and endoscopic ablative techniques for treating a full spectrum of carcinomas and associated defects of the buccal, mandible and composite, laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, and parotid. The book encompasses the nuances of each pathology, step-by-step procedural guidance, clinical pearls, and the latest reconstructive techniques such as 3-D. For each disease, the authors discuss management concepts followed by principles of reconstruction and functional rehabilitation. Special topics include patient surveillance, monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy, microvascular reconstruction, and minimizing wound complications. Key Features State-of-the-art management of carcinomas impacting the oral and nasal cavities, salivary glands, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid, anterior skull base, skin, and more A chapter devoted to transoral robotic management of the oropharynx includes epidemiology, etiology, anatomy, staging, clinical presentation, diagnosis, work-up, and case studies More than 300 high-quality illustrations and photos elucidate complex anatomy and surgical approaches Concise videos posted online in the Thieme MediaCenter provide insightful hands-on surgical guidance This is the definitive, one-stop resource on the use of ablative and reconstructive approaches for head and neck cancers. Residents, fellows, and veteran practitioners in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology will benefit from this comprehensive reference.

100 Questions Answers About Head and Neck Cancer

100 Questions   Answers About Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Elise Carper,Kenneth Hu,Elena Kuzin
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2007-08
ISBN: 0763743070
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Questions Answers About Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

Whether you're a newly diagnosed head and neck cancer patient, a survivor, or friend or relative of either, this book gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The only text to provide the doctor's and patient's views, this is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of head and neck cancer.

Metastases in Head and Neck Cancer

Metastases in Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Jochen A. Werner,R. Kim Davis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2014-08-23
ISBN: 9783642622632
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metastases in Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

-Richly illustrated; 109 illustrations, 57 in color -Cover a wide range of diagnostic and theraputic techniques, i.e. MRI, PET, surgical treatment, radiation therapy

Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
Author: Ellie Maghami,Allen S. Ho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN: 3319654217
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient Book Excerpt:

This book identifies key treatment challenges and unique care considerations in patients with head and neck cancers, providing a comprehensive guide to patient management that illustrates the critical importance of a multidisciplinary approach in achieving optimal oncological, functional, and survival outcomes. It covers all relevant specialties, including dental and oral medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and reconstructive surgery. It highlights the vital role played by ancillary head and neck cancer services, such as speech and swallowing therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and nutritional therapy in offering essential physical and psychological support from the time of diagnosis onward. The closing chapters address post-treatment issues, including those relating to survivorship, surveillance, and end-of-life care. Multidisciplinary care is perhaps even more important for patients with head and neck cancers than for other cancer patients, and in addressing all its aspects this book is invaluable for a wide range of practitioners.

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy
Author: Paul M. Harari,Nadine P. Connor,Cai Grau
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-11-24
ISBN: 9783540868040
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Preservation and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Radiotherapy Book Excerpt:

The emphasis on cancer management in the past was based primarily on control rates from multidisciplinary input in management. There has always been a recognition that one would like to achieve the best result with the least complication, but never has there been any major emphasis on evidence-based outcome studies, nor on functional preservation and quality of life. The authors of this book have dealt very effectively with the various tumor types in head and neck cancer with the experts in the ? eld of management. The contents range from epidemiology and treatment outcome, treatment techniques with the potential impact on the quality of life such as dysphagia, to the various options relative to high technology radiation therapy programs for mana- ment. The potential for improving form and function through surgical care as an integrated part of the program is dealt with very effectively as well as the potentials for chemotherapy and the use of targeted agents have on quality of life issues. The volume also addresses toxicity, quality of life, and techniques for prevention of adverse effects, as well as the potentials for rehabilitation and supportive care. The authors have clearly done an extraordinarily good job in addressing the mul- plicity of problems that impact upon the functional preservation and quality of life in head and neck radiation therapy. Philadelphia Luther W.

Essentials of Head and Neck Cancer

Essentials of Head and Neck Cancer
Author: A. Staffieri,P. Sebastian,M. Kapre,R. Kazi,B. T. Varghese
Publsiher: Byword Books Private Limited
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-10
ISBN: 8181930711
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

In recent times, there has been a tremendous increase in our knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms, genetic and epigenetic interactions, and epidemiological and aetiopathogenic factors involved in the development, progression and metastatic spread of head and neck cancers (HNCs). Improvements in diagnostics and imaging techniques, advancements in various treatment modalities, and incorporation of quality-of-life and functional outcomes in HNCs have also significantly influenced the management and outcomes of the disease. This book brings together a broad, comprehensive and balanced view of current approaches to the multidisciplinary management and underlying biology of HNCs. It covers a wide range of exciting new findings in both the clinical and the basic sciences relevant to HNC. International experts in surgical, medical and radiation oncology and the basic sciences have contributed authoritative overviews of the current status and new frontiers in the management of HNCs. The multidisciplinary scope of this book provides the necessary grounding for residents, otolaryngologists and head and neck surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and allied specialists involved in the management of HNCs.

Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology

Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology
Author: Jan B. Vermorken,Volker Budach,C. René Leemans,Jean-Pascal Machiels,Piero Nicolai,Brian O’Sullivan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2021-06-02
ISBN: 3030632342
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Issues in Head and Neck Oncology Book Excerpt:

This open access book discusses the most current issues in head and neck cancer with a focus on current trends such as biomarkers, precision medicine and immunotherapy. New approaches in the diagnosis such as liquid biopsies and imaging biomarkers to predict radiotherapy toxicity as well as approaches in the surgical management of head and neck cancers are discussed. The book discusses medical and surgical approaches in both primary, recurrent and metastatic disease and also covers approaches for rare head neck cancers. Readers will learn about the latest drug developments and epidemiological aspects in cancers ranging from Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer to Nasopharynx cancer. Edited by a team of world leaders in Head and Neck Cancer, this volume serves as an easy reference to the head and neck oncology practitioner and provides a contemporary overview for specialists the field. The chapters are based on the latest data presented at the 7th Trends in Head and Neck Oncology Conference and reflect the most up-to-date information in the field.

Cancer of the Head and Neck

Cancer of the Head and Neck
Author: Jatin P. Shah,American Cancer Society
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781550090840
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer of the Head and Neck Book Excerpt:

Dr. Jatin P. Shah has brought together contributing authors in a single volume that represents the head and neck management team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The strength of the volume is in its internal consistency of diagnostic approaches, therapeutic decisions, multidisciplinary treatment programs, and surgical techniques. An effort has also been made to be comprehensive and to give a balanced view to other treatment approaches. Essential to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease is the involvement of a multidisciplinary management team of medical experts. Such disease management teams develop treatment algorithms and establish treatment guidelines to unify an approach to maintain internal consistency, initiate investigative protocols, and push the frontiers in the battle against cancer.

Restoration Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer

Restoration  Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer
Author: Vijay V. Haribhakti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN: 981132736X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoration Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive set of principles that lead to ideal outcomes following treatment for Head and Neck Cancers, especially in those patients who need major reconstructive procedures. It goes beyond the scope of basic Head and Neck Cancer textbooks, or of reconstructive surgery texts, in that the essential focus is on optimal outcomes beyond fundamental evaluation and management. The book addresses a range of essential aspects: the chapters on Functional and Aesthetic considerations underscore crucial basics that should be understood by all surgeons, while other chapters relevant to all members of the Head and Neck team address Imaging, Robotics, Radiation Morbidities, Prosthetics and Quality of Life. Throughout the book, particular attention is given to high-quality photographs, flow diagrams and tables wherever possible, combined with crisp writing to achieve effective communication. The book is unique in the completeness of its approach: from the time of initial presentation, to the time patients resume their normal lives. Although written primarily for surgeons, its value extends to all members of the multi-disciplinary team managing Head and Neck Cancer patients today.

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: 1461469864
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer Book Excerpt:

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.