Title Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy
Author Candice Johnstone, Stephen T. Lutz
ISBN 9781620700952
List price USD 85.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 216
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher Demos Medical Publishing
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Handbook of Palliative Radiation Therapy is the first practical guide to palliative care in radiation oncology. The editors have assembled an international team of leading radiation oncologists to write this state-of-the-art volume on planning and administering single-fractionated, hypofractionated, and conventional radiation therapy for end-of-life cancer care.

The handbook begins with several chapters on the background and efficacy of palliative radiation therapy, along with crucial information on patient selection and assessment of life expectancy. Following these introductory chapters, the bulk of the book contains chapters on site-specific malignancies, containing comprehensive literature reviews, treatment plans, toxicity information, and symptom management. More than 20 color figures enhance the chapter text and illustrate best practices. Written for radiation oncologists, physicists, and other radiation therapy team members, this indispensable text explains how short course regimens can be used to provide better quality care, increase quality of life and convenience, and relieve pain and suffering for advanced stage and end-of-life cancer patients.

Key Features:

  • Chapters contain self-assessment questions, clinical cases, clinical pearls, and other elements to bring out key points in the text
  • Discusses strategies for delivering radiation to patients with significant symptoms, such as bleeding, dysphagia, airway obstruction, and other painful and debilitating side effects
  • Includes reviews of tools for assessing life expectancy including Recursive Partitioning Analysis, the TEACHH tool, and other predictive models such as Number of Risk Factors score
  • Explains appropriate considerations when combining palliative radiation therapy with analgesics





Chapter 1. Introduction (Candice Johnstone)

Chapter 2. Patient Selection and Life Expectancy Tools (Srinivas Raman, Nicholas Chiu, Na Zhang, and Edward Chow)

Chapter 3. Bone Metastases (Pei Shuen Lim and Peter J. Hoskin)

Chapter 4. Malignant Spinal Cord Compression (Randy Li-Hung Wei and Kavita V. Dharmarajan)

Chapter 5. Brain Metastases (Mohammad Hasan and May N. Tsao)

Chapter 6. Head and Neck (Albert Tiong and June Corry)

Chapter 7. Lung and Central Airway Malignancies (Sarah Baker and Alysa Fairchild)

Chapter 8. Abdominal and Pelvic Malignancies (Sushmita Ghoshal, Bhavana Rai, and Raviteja Miriyala)

Chapter 9. Liver Malignancies (Jared R. Robbins)


Appendix A

Appendix B



About the Editors:

Candice Johnstone, MD, MPH

Medical Director, F&MCW Cancer Network

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Stephen T. Lutz, MD, MS

Attending Radiation Oncologist

Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center

Findlay, Ohio


Target Audience:

Radiation oncologists, physicists, and other radiation therapy team members.


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