Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Sixth Edition continues to be the premier reference that offers comprehensive coverage of this challenging area for the radiation oncologist in training or practice, medical radiation physicists and dosimetrists, as well as pediatric oncologists and others interested in understanding childhood malignancies. This definitive text has been completely updated to reflect recent advances in the field. Manageable in size and engaging to read, it efficiently synthesizes data on pathogenesis, pathology, diagnostic workup, staging, treatment approaches (particularly radiation therapy—indications, doses, volumes, and treatment planning), and toxic outcomes, as well as guidance on decision making when data is lacking. For 30 years, this standard reference has helped demystify radiation therapy for childhood cancer and contributed to the quality and quantity of life for children affected by this disease.
Each concise, full-color section focuses on one tumor type and guides you through an understanding of the disease, diagnostic and staging studies, treatment strategies, and, if needed, how to implement radiation therapy.
Technological advances in radiation oncology and how they relate to the pediatric patient are incorporated into the text to keep you up to date.
All chapters have been fully updated, including integration of the latest clinical trial data.
Expert global contributors provide current patient management options and treatment recommendations in each chapter.
References are now available both in print and online
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:
Complete content with enhanced navigation
Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
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About the Author(s)
Louis S. Constine MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pediatrics, Section Chief, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Nancy J. Tarbell MD
C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Edward C. Halperin MD
Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, R.J. Reynolds Professor of Medical Education, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC