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Absolute Clinical Radiation Oncology Review

  • Daniel M. Trifiletti
  • Nicholas G. Zaorsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Daniel W. Golden
    Pages 1-28
  3. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Christine E. Hill-Kayser
    Pages 29-81
  4. Sameer K. Nath, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Chad G. Rusthoven
    Pages 83-131
  5. Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Henry S. Park
    Pages 133-196
  6. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Henry Wagner Jr
    Pages 197-232
  7. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Jennifer Rosenberg
    Pages 233-264
  8. Daniel M. Trifiletti, Leila Tchelebi, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Einsley Marie Janowski
    Pages 265-311
  9. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Katherine Tzou
    Pages 313-359
  10. Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Surbhi Grover
    Pages 361-395
  11. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Jennifer L. Peterson
    Pages 397-429
  12. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Heath B. Mackley
    Pages 431-454
  13. Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Daniel E. Spratt
    Pages 455-465
  14. Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, David J. Schlesinger
    Pages 467-479
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 481-492

About this book


This book provides a quick reference guide for clinicians in radiation oncology. It is designed to be an intuitive and easily reviewed study guide for board or maintenance of certification examinations, as well as a quick reference for residents and established radiation oncologists who need a refresher.

The text begins with a general pearls chapter that radiation oncologists should consider in all aspects of their practice, including cancer visibility, dosing, counseling recommendations, and toxicity management. The subsequent chapters then delve into different cancer disease sites, including pediatrics, central nervous system, head and neck, thoracic, breast, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, hematologic, soft tissue, palliative, and radiophysics/radiobiology.

Within each chapter, each disease and its recommended approach is then summarized in only a few pages, allowing a focus on the most essential information. Bullet points, figures, tables, and images make for an intuitive reader experience.  The text includes the 7th and 8th editions staging from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). Recommendations are taken from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the European Society for Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).  Planning guides for imaging, diagnosis, and staging offer readers a starting point in approaching each patient based on disease origin, and dosing guidelines then detail consideration for treatment methods. Each chapter additionally includes disease-specific pearls and key points to test the knowledge reviewed in the chapters.

Experts in the disease sites from the United States serve as senior authors on each chapter.  The authors include all diseases associated with radiation oncology training to ensure a comprehensive resource for exam studying and clinical care. Residents, trainees, and established radiation oncologists find this an ideal study resource for both board and certification exams, as well as an easily accessible aid during practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel M. Trifiletti
    • 1
  • Nicholas G. Zaorsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyPenn State Cancer InstituteHersheyUSA

About the editors

Daniel Trifiletti, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery at The Mayo Clinic. He has won a number of awards related to his research and education in clinical radiation oncology and has published extensively.

Nicholas Zaorsky, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn State Cancer Institute. He is the lead author on the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines for external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer as well as editor of the textbook Prostate Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Absolute Clinical Radiation Oncology Review
  • Editors Daniel M. Trifiletti
    Nicholas G. Zaorsky
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-96808-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-96809-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 492
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 178 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


“The principal audience is residents in radiation oncology and practitioners focused on MOC. The book has excellent summaries of clinical management that this audience will find useful. … Overall, the book is a quality addition to the radiation oncology literature that has its own niche, straddling the spectrum of highly abbreviated reviews to definitive tomes on the subject.” (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody's Book Reviews, August 02, 2019)