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Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology

  • Eric K. Hansen
  • Mack Roach III

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lisa Singer, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 3-33
  3. Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Yao Yu, Steve E. Braunstein, Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, Jean L. Nakamura
      Pages 37-105
  4. Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Jason Chan, Kavita K. Mishra
      Pages 109-135
    3. Jason Chan, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 137-143
    4. Jason Chan, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 145-157
    5. Jason Chan, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 159-169
    6. Christopher H. Chapman, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 171-192
    7. Christopher H. Chapman, Adam Garsa
      Pages 193-207
    8. Christopher H. Chapman, Adam Garsa
      Pages 209-226
    9. Christopher H. Chapman, Adam Garsa
      Pages 227-242
    10. Christopher H. Chapman, Adam Garsa
      Pages 243-258
    11. Jason Chan, Adam Garsa
      Pages 259-264
  5. Thorax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Michael Wahl, Adam Garsa
      Pages 285-291
    3. Michael Wahl, Matthew A. Gubens, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 293-321

About this book


The Third Edition of Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology updates and revises the previous successful editions and serves as a key reference for radiation oncology professionals. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. The key elements 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 the rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described and  complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. The Third Edition incorporates new key studies and trials to reflect current radiation oncology practice; includes the most recent staging systems; and features new color illustrations and anatomic atlases to aid in treatment planning. This book is a valuable resource for students, resident physicians, fellows, and other practitioners of radiation oncology. 


evidence-based radiation oncology cancer management for all anatomic sites clinical presentation of tumors treatment recommendations guidelines for radiation techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric K. Hansen
    • 1
  • Mack Roach III
    • 2
  1. 1.The Oregon Clinic, Providence St. Vincent Medical CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California, San FrancSAN FRANCISCOUSA

About the editors

Eric K. Hansen, MD

The Oregon Clinic

Radiation Oncology

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR, USA




Radiation Oncology and Urology


Particle Therapy Research Program & Outreach

Department of Radiation Oncology

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

San Francisco, CA, USA


Eric Hansen is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. He graduated with honors from Yale University (BA) and Oregon Health & Science University (MD). He completed his radiation oncology residency at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Hansen served as President of the Oregon Radiation Oncology Society and is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology.


Mack Roach III, MD, is a Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Urology, at the University of California, San Francisco. Roach earned his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. His major research interest involves the application of 3-D conformal and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment planning technology as a major component of combined modality management of prostate cancer and other solid tumors.

Bibliographic information

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“Nearly a thousand pages in length, this handbook provides a detailed yet bulleted review of the practice of clinical radiation oncology. … The intended audience is residents and practicing radiation oncologists. The clinical focus of the book will be of benefit to those seeking to identify and understand best clinical practice in radiation oncology.” (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2018)

This textbook provides a concise and well-organized approach to the workup, staging, and treatment of the wide range of cancers and non-malignant conditions treated by radiation oncologists. … This edition of the Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology is a welcomed update given its expansive knowledge base and succinct summary of new radiation oncology-related evidence.” (Jim Zhong, Neurosurgery, Vol. 84 (3), March, 2019)