The Third Edition of Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology updates and revises the previous successful editions and serves as a key reference for radiation oncology professionals. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important pearls of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. The key elements of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and/or risk classification systems. Treatment recommendations are discussed based on stage, histology, and/or risk classification. Brief summaries of key trials and studies provide the rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described and complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. The Third Edition incorporates new key studies and trials to reflect current radiation oncology practice; includes the most recent staging systems; and features new color illustrations and anatomic atlases to aid in treatment planning. This book is a valuable resource for students, resident physicians, fellows, and other practitioners of radiation oncology.
Nearly a thousand pages in length, this handbook provides a detailed yet bulleted review of the practice of clinical radiation oncology. ... The intended audience is residents and practicing radiation oncologists. The clinical focus of the book will be of benefit to those seeking to identify and understand best clinical practice in radiation oncology. (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2018) This textbook provides a concise and well-organized approach to the workup, staging, and treatment of the wide range of cancers and non-malignant conditions treated by radiation oncologists. ... This edition of the Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology is a welcomed update given its expansive knowledge base and succinct summary of new radiation oncology-related evidence. (Jim Zhong, Neurosurgery, Vol. 84 (3), March, 2019)