This Sixth Edition of Perez & Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology offers encyclopedic coverage of the field and provides the reader with everything from basic science to three-dimensional treatment planning and supportive care.
Written to provide a better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which radiation therapy can be employed, Perez & Brady’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology is a truly complete textbook on radiation oncology.
Features: • NEW! Over 1,400 full-color illustrations • NEW! Increased emphasis on three-dimensional treatment planning, intensity modulated radiotherapy, combined modality therapy and particle therapy • NEW! Greater emphasis on use of radiation oncology in palliative and supportive care (in addition to therapy) • NEW! Site-specific chapters include relevant background information on each tumor, e.g., epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic work-up, prognostic factors, treatment techniques, applications of surgery and chemotherapy, end results of therapy, and pertine