This book is a superb case- and evidence-based guide to the use of modern radiation therapy for treatment of a wide range of common malignancies, providing. A list of 12 new radiation oncology books you should read in , such as Re- Irradiation and Radiation Oncology. The second edition of this textbook, published 6 years after the first, is edited by two eminent radiation oncologists from the Memorial.
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In the past 6 years, radiotherapy technique has evolved rapidly and this book does a fine job in documenting these changes, aided by 71 colour plates to illustrate the text. The book is divided into four sections: radiation physics and biology, imaging, clinical radiation oncology and emerging radiation modalities. It is well organised with the general principles behind radiotherapy being well explained and illustrated.
However, this was where I found the only publishing error apparent to me — an important omission of text pertaining to the late effects of hybrid accelerated fractionation regimens. The overview on chemotherapy and radiotherapy also offers a well-written update on the evidence for chemoradiation and the biological mechanisms of interaction of the two modalities of treatment.
The chapter devoted to immobilisation and simulation is excellent, with a clear and logical survey of the principles which will be useful to anyone starting out in radiotherapy. One of the main strengths of the book is the emphasis on imaging.
In recent years, radiation oncologists have been able to use many imaging modalities to help identify the tumour or tumour bed they will be delivering the radiotherapy to. The images acquired from a patient form the basis on which the radiotherapy plan is produced and target definition has developed from a two-dimensional concept to a 3D one.
Reflecting the increasing emphasis on interpreting images for radiotherapy planning, there is a very useful overview of imaging in oncology as well as a whole section devoted to imaging, divided up into site-specific chapters. This will be most useful to anyone with an interest in oncology.
Novel imaging approaches such as multimodality image registration and fusion are also covered in depth, with some excellent supporting colour plates and illustrations. The site-specific chapters in the section devoted to clinical radiation oncology follow a standard layout for most chapters, with sections on incidence, anatomy, pathology, clinical presentation, routes of spread, diagnostic studies, staging, prognostic factors and standard therapeutic approaches.
The editors are true to their word and there is a definite emphasis on first-line treatment.
There is, relatively, little information given in the treatment of recurrent disease and salvage treatment. While this was the remit of the book, many patients do relapse despite excellent treatment, and many oncologists are faced with this situation daily.
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