Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers by Theodore Hong, ISBN-13: 978-3319431130




  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (February 22, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 251 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 3319431137
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3319431130


This up-to-date, hands-on manual offers clear guidance on contouring and treatment planning for both standard and advanced radiation therapy in patients with gastrointestinal cancers and simultaneously draws together the available relevant clinical data for each type of cancer with a view to driving treatment recommendations. The full range of malignancies is covered, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatic, biliary, colon, rectal, and anal cancers and pelvic recurrences. Additional chapters are devoted to stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to the liver for metastatic disease.

The management of gastrointestinal cancers with radiation therapy has become increasingly complex.  Specifically, the emergence of new techniques such as SBRT and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has further increased the need to understand how to contour targets and organs at risk, how to perform safe treatment planning, and when to apply these technologies. In this context, Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers represents an ideal reference for both established clinical radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.

Theodore S. Hong, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Prajnan Das is Professor of Radiation Oncology and Section Chief of the Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology Section at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He serves as Program Director of the Radiation Oncology Residency and Fellowship. Dr. Das graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, and completed his M.D. degree at Harvard Medical School, as well as his M.P.H. degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. He has written over 120 peer-reviewed publications, and many invited articles and textbook chapters. He has served on many national panels and committees on the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.


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