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Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology [Paperback]

Eric K. Hansen , Mack Roach
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October 4, 2006 0387306471 978-0387306476 1
This handbook serves as a portable reference that utilizes evidence-based medicine as the basis for practical treatment recommendations and guidelines. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. Key facets 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 rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described. Finally, complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. Appendices are included as well to allow quick reference to information on performance status scales, radionucleotides used in brachytherapy, radiation safety, tumor markers, immunophenotyping and cytogenetics, and commonly prescribed drugs. This revised edition includes new color contouring mini-atlases for head and neck, gastrointestinal, prostate, and gynecological tumors.

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4 Stars Doody's Review for 1st Edition: "This is a "must-have" for any radiation oncology resident. I use it more frequently than any other book in my library." (Nate Bittner)

Product Details

  • Paperback: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (October 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387306471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387306476
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,191,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much needed outline of important information October 22, 2006
Eric Hansen and UCSF have done a great service to residents in radiation oncology with this book. Each chapter has what they call "pearls" (need-to-know general information) followed by work up, staging and then the studies section. The studies cover the important trials for each disease site with what ends up being perhaps too little editorializing. There are treatment "guidelines" listed by stage. At the end of the book, there is an appendix filled with helpful medications and abbreviations. It's up to date and fits well in the coat pocket. It is most useful if you have a baseline knowledge of the data but even on its own, it's very helpful. Given the lack of similar available books, this is a well done much needed addition.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Radiation Oncology Handbook October 16, 2006
An extremely comprehensive handbook for radiation oncology providing an excellent overview of the individual cancer specific sites as well as references and summaries of appropriate, important and key articles. Dr. Roach and Dr. Hansen in addition to all of the contributing physicians have done an outstanding job providing a thorough yet readable handbook for radiation oncologists.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Buy November 28, 2006
A Niiice!! There is at last a good "starter" book for students and residents (and even outside specialties) interested in radiation oncology. Other fields have had similar introductory/review books for years, but this has always been lacking in rad onc. As a first-year radiation oncology resident, this book has been invaluable, being extremely "high-yield," yet a quick read for any given topic (much more so than the baby-Perez, and certainly more up to date). Its the first thing I read for a new disease site, before a coming pimp session, or patient presentation. The key papers summarized for each topic are a great place to start when looking for more in-depth reading. The various appendixes, which cover commonly prescribed drugs to tumor markers, are also essential to have for easy access while in clinic. A "must have," certainly before investing time and cash in a major text.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY! January 22, 2007
By JY Luh
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Most of us as residents always had difficulty gleaning the truly important bits of information and clinical trials from the standard rad-onc textbooks. This is the handbook we've all been waiting for, and this is the book that several generations of residents have talked about writing--but it's finally here. The chapters are well organized and includes the latest AJCC staging. I especially like the treatment recommendations by stage, as well as having ACTUAL pictures of the treatment fields. I only wish I had this book as a first year resident.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good resource, and up to date January 22, 2007
Definitely recommend. Our residency program created a similar series of notes for each disease site, but having this all fit in your pocket alone is worth the cost, carrying scraps of paper is a pain. Secondly, they have updated trials and added new stuff which really is needed every year or so. Lastly, the practical tips for simulation have been useful for me out in community practice. Thank you for putting this together. DL
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a succint resource for residents and students! December 7, 2006
This is the book that we have all been waiting for. Dr. Roach and Dr. Hansen have created the ideal resource for residents and medical students. Each chapter has "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation. The work-up is then outlined as well as staging guidelines. Finally, treatment guidelines(with relevant references from the literature!)along with treatment complications and follow-up. This book is perfect for 4th year rotations and is very compact (small enough to easily fit in a white coat pocket). An outstanding resource!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful September 28, 2010
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very useful. even better than the first edition. every radiation oncology resident should have one because it is a very good summary of every cancer by site (i'm not a resident and i use it nearly every day). it's small than other textbooks and easier to understand in the daily routine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect.... November 29, 2011
By Nicola
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This book is a very good tool for residents and radiation oncologists in general.
It quotes the most important publications per tumor sites and also describes without digressions the therapeutic approach.
Why 4 stars? Doesn't focus enough on IMRT targets delineation, extremely important in modern radiotherapy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent! Easy reading! A tresure from radiation oncology in your pocket! Really good for everyone. Pearls are very good start!
Published 3 months ago by Bruna Villani Bonaccorsi
5.0 out of 5 stars Medical Physics Residents love it too
As a Medical Physicist this book is a great, condensed resource for understanding the physician's side of things, especially when understanding prescribed dose, fractionation... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jeff Kemp
5.0 out of 5 stars Evidence based radiation oncology
It is containing almost all land mark trials and their details,good book for post graduate students and also for trainees
Published 14 months ago by Khalid Riaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Good review
It's small book can put it in my bag ,good quick resource concentrate on Radiotherapy rather than oncology also it's one of important book of our Diploma of Radiation oncology in... Read more
Published 20 months ago by HUDHUD
5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Quick Referrence Tool In Your Lab Coat
This is an incredible referrence tool for radiation oncology professionals. Although mostly radiation oncology residents always carry this book in their lab coat, it's an... Read more
Published on September 19, 2009 by Subramanya K. Betageri
5.0 out of 5 stars great quick reference
This is a great book to have as a quick reference for major studies, staging, appropriate treatments. Read more
Published on November 21, 2008 by RadMD
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent handbook that you can squeeze into your white-coat
It's concise and has some solid pearls as intro to each section, lists most of the studies/trials that affect management, includes basic workup, staging tables and management... Read more
Published on September 4, 2008 by Faisal S. Vali
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, concise, but not in depth
This is very useful pocket handbook for just about every radiation oncology trainee out there. It clearly presents management recommendations for everyday malignancies, and then... Read more
Published on August 23, 2007 by Andrew Fong
5.0 out of 5 stars Right to the bone.
In this book you can find all the information you need in just few minutes. The size is very portable and there are all the important references to go deep in every theme.
Published on August 23, 2007 by JUAN SOLE ZARHI
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written book for meds students and residents
A good book to start with in an overwhelming field of radiation oncology. Most, if not all, of the important radiation-related clinical trials are included. Read more
Published on July 21, 2007 by Hupster
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