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Title Radiation therapy for sarcomas and skin cancers : a practical guide on treatment techniques / Edward Kim, Upendra Parvathaneni, Meng Xu Welliver, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology, 2522-5723
Practical guides in radiation oncology, 2522-5723
Contents PART I Sarcomas: Extremity soft tissue sarcoma -- Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma -- Gynecologic sarcomas -- Bone sarcomas -- Chordomas -- Oligometastatic sarcomas -- Pediatric sarcomas -- Particle therapy for sarcomas -- Chemotherapy / radiosensitizers -- PART II Other soft tissue tumors: Desmoid fibromatosis -- Hemangiopericytomas / solitary fibrous tumors -- Angiosarcomas -- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans -- PART III Skin cancers: Squamous cell carcinomas -- Basal cell carcinomas -- Melanomas -- Merkel cell carcinomas -- Cutaneous lymphomas
Summary This practical guide to the use of radiotherapy for the treatment of sarcomas and skin cancers covers a wide range of disease scenarios, identifying which treatment techniques are applicable in particular clinical circumstances. Among the conditions considered are extremity soft tissue sarcomas, retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas, bone sarcomas, uterine sarcomas, chordomas, pediatric sarcomas, squamous cell carcinomas, basal cell carcinomas, melanomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, and cutaneous lymphomas. Detailed attention is devoted to the issues and considerations of relevance in everyday practice when treating these diseases. The use of multiple radiotherapy techniques and procedures, including IMRT, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, and particle therapy, is fully explained, and the role of radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy and emerging therapeutics such as immunotherapy and biologic anticancer agents is also addressed. The book will be of high value for practicing radiation oncologists, medical and surgical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, trainees, and other medical professionals
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 2, 2022)
Subject Sarcoma -- Radiotherapy
Skin -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy -- methods
Radiotherapy -- trends
Skin Neoplasms
Skin Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Skin -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Kim, Edward, editor.
Parvathaneni, Upendra, editor
Welliver, Meng Xu, editor
ISBN 9783031067068