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Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers

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  • Provides comprehensive guidance on contouring and treatment planning for gastrointestinal cancers

  • Covers both standard and advanced radiation therapy techniques

  • Represents a unified source of clinical data that may drive treatment recommendations

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Basics of Chemotherapy

    • Ryan D. Nipp, David. P. Ryan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Gastrointestinal Anatomy

    • Stuti Ahlawat, Rekha Baby, Salma K. Jabbour
    Pages 11-22
  4. Esophageal Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Matthew J. Boyer, Christopher G. Willett, Manisha Palta, Brian G. Czito
    Pages 23-38
  5. Esophageal Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Matthew J. Boyer, Christopher G. Willett, Manisha Palta, Brian G. Czito
    Pages 39-51
  6. Gastric Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Christopher L. Hallemeier, Michael G. Haddock
    Pages 53-58
  7. Gastric Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Christopher L. Hallemeier, Michael G. Haddock
    Pages 59-71
  8. Pancreatic Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Richard A. Burkhart, Lauren M. Rosati, Joseph M. Herman
    Pages 73-90
  9. Pancreatic Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Ashwin N. Ram, Lauren M. Rosati, Joseph M. Herman
    Pages 91-101
  10. Primary Liver Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Florence K. Keane, Theodore Hong
    Pages 103-117
  11. Primary Liver Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Florence K. Keane, Theodore Hong
    Pages 119-130
  12. Biliary Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Anusha Kalbasi, Edgar Ben-Josef
    Pages 131-146
  13. Biliary Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Anusha Kalbasi, Edgar Ben-Josef
    Pages 147-154
  14. Rectal and Colon Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Sophia C. Kamran, Vivek L. Patel, Harvey J. Mamon, Jennifer Y. Wo
    Pages 155-169
  15. Rectal and Colon Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Sophia C. Kamran, Harvey J. Mamon, Jennifer Y. Wo
    Pages 171-180
  16. Anal Cancer: Background and Clinical Evidence

    • Eleanor Osborne, Christopher Crane, Prajnan Das
    Pages 181-200
  17. Anal Cancer: Radiation Therapy Planning

    • Eleanor Osborne, Christopher Crane, Prajnan Das
    Pages 201-215
  18. Back Matter

    Pages 239-245

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Anal Cancer
  • Chemoradiation
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophagogastric cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Hepatobiliary cancers
  • IMRT
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • SBRT
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Radiaton Oncology

Reviews

“This book is an excellent reference for radiation treatment planning. The technical details for each tumor site are more comprehensively reviewed than in a typical textbook of general radiation oncology. For any practicing radiation oncologist who regularly treats patients with GI cancers, particularly upper GI tract sites, I would consider this a compulsory reference for successful treatment planning. … this book is a very timely and extremely useful reference for radiation treatment planning for GI cancers.” (Jason H. Lee, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Theodore Hong

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA

    Prajnan Das

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Editors: Theodore Hong, Prajnan Das

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43115-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-43113-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82742-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-43115-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 245

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Engineering, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-43115-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)