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Oncology Catalog Fall/Winter 2015

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Brachytherapy, Second Edition

Brachytherapy, Second Edition

Applications and Techniques

Phillip M. Devlin MD, FACR

"This text is a must read for any radiation oncologist, whether one focuses their practice in brachytherapy, utilizes brachytherapy in any of the disease sites, or refers patients out for brachytherapy. It provides valuable information and guidance on the background, rationale, indications and care of the patient undergoing or being considered for brachytherapy."

—Bruce G. Haffty, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The only comprehensive guide to the latest knowledge and techniques in brachytherapy. Since the first edition was published in 2006, Phillip M. Devlins Brachytherapy has been acknowledged as the essential book on the practice. In this updated new edition, all chapters covering cancer sites have been significantly revised. Organized for specialists in several fields, Brachytherapy contains site-specific chapters that discuss how the evolving role of advanced image guidance has demonstrated greater efficacy and less toxicity. Clinical vignettes with images now accompany all site-specific chapters. The chapter on prostate brachytherapy has been expanded to include other indications in the genitourinary system, and there are two entirely new chapters, one chronicling the history of brachytherapy and the other detailing the emergence of skin brachytherapy.

In the new edition:

  • Over 300 images accompany the chapter text and clinical vignettes
  • Essential tables and spreadsheets enhance the chapter on running a brachytherapy practice
  • Includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable ebook

October 2015 | 568 pp. | Hardcover | 9781620700822

Oncology Clinical Trials

Oncology Clinical Trials

Successful Design, Conduct and Analysis

William Kevin Kelly, DO
Susan Halabi, PhD

Oncology Clinical Trials covers how to formulate a study question, selecting a study population, study design of Phase I, II, and III trials, toxicity monitoring, data analysis and reporting, use of genomics, cost-effectiveness analysis, systemic review and meta-analysis, and many other issues.

December 2009 | 400 pp. | Hardcover | 9781933864389

Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology, 2nd Edition

Gregory M. M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC
Neil M. Woody, MD

This is a highly practical resource about the specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment. Pocket-sized and well organized for ease of use, the book is designed to lead radiation oncology trainees and residents step by step through the basics of radiotherapy planning and delivery for all major malignancies. This new, evidence-based edition retains the valued, practical features of the first edition while incorporating recent advances in the field.

Chapters are the result of a joint collaboration between residents and staff radiation oncologists in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. Sections are organized by body site or system whichever is best suited to consistency in presenting planning principles. Also included are such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics. More than 200 images help to clarify the steps of radiotherapy planning and delivery. Written by and for residents on the front lines of their training, it is also a valuable resource for training other professionals in the field such as technologists, nurses, dosimetrists, and others as well as a quick reference for practicing physicians.

Key Features:

  • Provides a consistent, step-by-step approach to effective radiotherapy planning and delivery
  • Presents content in consistent, concise, bulleted format for easy review
  • Includes over 200 color images
  • Explains specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment
  • Addresses such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics

New to the Second Edition:

  • Presents updated coverage of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate and GI tumors
  • Includes new information about intraoperative therapy for GI tumors
  • Expands upon volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for brain tumors
  • Provides new coverage of MRI-based planning in simulation

August 2014 | 264 pp. | Paperback | 9781620700358

Tumor Board Review, Second Edition

Tumor Board Review, Second Edition

Guideline and Case Reviews in Oncology

Robert F. Todd III, MD, PhD
Kathleen A. Cooney, MD
Teresa G. Hayes, MD, PhD
Martha Pritchett Mims, MD, PhD
Francis P. Worden, MD

Praise for the First Edition:

“As everyone in oncology fellowship training knows, there is a huge [information] gap in this field. Most oncology books are massive and loaded with information…by the time the book is [published]…it is outdated. [Tumor Board Review] is fresh and just out of the oven…I haven’t seen any book in oncology like this so far…I think my investment in this book was wise and worth it.”

—Humaid Al-Shamsi, MB(Hon), BMedSc, MRCP(UK), FRCP, FACP
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Culling the knowledge and expertise of respected oncology specialists, this is a concise yet comprehensive review of all areas of oncology practice for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists—both students and practitioners.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Presents the most recent guidelines and management standards in user-friendly format
  • Focuses on current indications, use of new drugs, and new treatment of side effects
  • Offers approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers

February 2015 | 448 pp. | Paperback | 9781620700600