radiation therapy for head and neck cancers a case based review

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Radiation Therapy For Head And Neck Cancers

Author : Murat Beyzadeoglu
ISBN : 9783319104133
Genre : Medical
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This evidence-based guide to the current management of cancer cases at all head and neck sites will assist in the appropriate selection and delineation of tumor volumes/fields for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), including volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Each tumor site-related chapter presents, from the perspective of an academic expert, several actual cases at different stages in order to clarify specific clinical concepts. The coverage includes case presentation, a case-related literature review, patient preparation, simulation, contouring, treatment planning, treatment delivery, and follow-up. The text is accompanied by illustrations ranging from slice-by-slice delineations on planning CT images to finalized plan evaluations based on detailed acceptance criteria. The book will be of value for residents, fellows, practicing radiation oncologists, and medical physicists interested in clinical radiation oncology

Radiation Oncology

Author : Murat Beyzadeoglu
ISBN : 9783642279881
Genre : Medical
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'Radiation Oncology: MCQs for Exams' (ROME) will cover the essential aspects of radiation physics, radiobiology, and clinical radiation oncology designed to meet the needs of a large scale of examinees. Topics of this new book will be in the order of our previous "Basic Radiation Oncology" (Springer, 2010) with additional two new chapters (Pediatric tumors and Rare tumors-Benign Diseases) making a total of 15 chapters and instead of old style question and answer format,current MCQ examination pattern helpful for both oral exams and written exams is used in this comprehensive bedside recall book complementing the "Basic Radiation Oncology"1st Edition.

Multidisciplinary Management Of Head And Neck Cancer

Author : Robert I. Haddad, MD
ISBN : 9781617050121
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Head and neck cancer is a very common cancer worldwide with an estimated 500,000 individuals diagnosed each year. In the United States an average of 39,000 new cases are reported each year representing between 3 to 5% of all new cancer cases diagnosed annually. Head and neck cancers are more common in men and in individuals over the age of 50. The treatment of head and neck cancer is extremely challenging and involves insight and expertise from multiple disciplines. Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer is a comprehensive textbook looking at different aspects of head and neck cancer, including the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with this disease. The chapters written by world-renowned experts cover the entire discipline of head and neck oncology and include discussion of the role of HPV infections, advances in radiotherapy, new surgical techniques, novel agents in thyroid therapy and more. The book is designed to be both practical and comprehensive for the physicians treating this complex disease. Features of Multidisciplinary Management of Head and Neck Cancer include: A chapter on the role of HPV infections in head and neck cancer A chapter on new advances in radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, including review IMRT, new standards and potential pitfalls Detailed discussion of the role of chemotherapy in head and neck cancer, including commonly used drugs and how to combine them with radiotherapy to improve patient outcomes Detailed discussion on incorporating novel agents with radiotherapy Detailed discussion of novel therapeutics in head and neck cancer, including new drugs and biologics

Head And Neck Cancer

Author : Eric M. Genden
ISBN : 9781588906366
Genre : Medical
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Designed to synthesize the collective wisdom of a tumor board, the book presents a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to the contemporary management of head and neck cancer. Expert authors and contributors provide a balanced literature review that provides the reader with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts of the disease entity, descriptions of anatomy, physiology, and clinical presentation, discussion of diagnostic workup and the various management techniques.Highlights: Each chapter features the clinical insights of a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist Comprehensive coverage of the most important disease sites, including the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid gland, salivary glands, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus, nasopharynx, and skin Numerous case examples at the end of each chapter aid comprehension of each major malignancy and enable readers to match real life cases to the clinical situations described in the text Practical discussion of managing carcinoma of unknown primary site More than 140 illustrations demonstrate key concepts and surgical techniques The book is invaluable for practitioners, residents, and students in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology, as well as for fellows in head and neck surgical oncology and major reconstructive surgery.

Cases In Head And Neck Cancer

Author : Bari Hoffman Ruddy
ISBN : 9781944883195
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Cases in Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach encompasses rich material and resources that demonstrate the complex interface between the diagnostic and clinical information necessary to successfully manage patients with head and neck cancer. This must-read book contains cases written by leading experts in the field that cover a wide variety of head and neck cancers (i.e., tongue base, tonsil, laryngeal, HPV related, etc.) and treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery such as robotic surgery and combined modality treatment protocols. Specifically, this text addresses comprehensive cases from initial evaluation, diagnosis, imaging, and other physiological tests to multidisciplinary treatment management (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy). Additionally, approaches for the management of toxicities or morbidities of cancer treatment are presented, as well as care plans, discharge plans, and caregiver burden and survivorship issues. Moreover, material on health literacy, humanistic care, and improving communication with assistive technology has been included. Written by clinicians specializing in speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, medical and radiation oncology, pathology, nurse case management, radiology, dietics, among other fields, this collection of authors provides one of the most complete presentations of the inner workings of the multidisciplinary care team. The adult cases of head and neck cancer reviewed in this text exemplify current practice issues surrounding HPV, minimally invasive robotic surgery and combined modality treatments. Each author threads introductory comments throughout the cases illustrating the critical role of the speech-language pathologist, in particular, and how all clinicians must address coping with survivorship and caregiver burden issues. Cases in Head and Neck Cancer intends to teach future medical practitioners how to approach the complexities associated with head and neck cancer. Its vast number of images and videos allow for experiential driven classroom activities. This text will be an invaluable resource for the education of speech-language pathologists, medical students, nurse care managers, dieticians, and any person involved in a head and neck cancer team.

Radiation Therapy Of Head And Neck Cancer

Author : George E. Laramore
ISBN : 9783642835018
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The contemporary management of patients with cancers of the head and neck is under careful scrutiny and major changes are being introduced in order to improve the potenti al not only for long-term control but also for less in the way of disfiguring and distres sing complications associated with the treatment programs. In 1988, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 42400 new cases of malignant tumors of the head and neck diagnosed with 12 850 deaths. In general, the prognosis for patients with malignant tumors of the head and neck re gion depends upon the site of origin, the local and regional extent of the tumor, the Kar nofsky status of the patient as well as the patient's general medical condition. The poten tial for cure for early stage tumors is extremely high particularly for those lesions involving the vocal cord, oral cavity, and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Major advances have been made in the management of head and neck cancer by the innovative utilization of surgery with radiation therapy. Small tumors can be cured by ei ther surgery or radiation therapy with equally good results. However, far advanced tu mors are more complicated and more difficult to cure requiring combined, integrated, multimodal programs of management. Therefore, the previously general poor prognosis for advanced tumors is becoming better with more aggressive treatment regimens.

Radiotherapy For Head And Neck Cancers

Author : K. Kian Ang
ISBN : 0781760933
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Long established as a staple reference for all radiation oncologists, Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers: Indications and Techniques is now in its Third Edition. This completely updated edition presents the state-of-the-art protocols currently used at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and thoroughly explains the principles, nomenclature, and clinical use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). New full-color illustrations have been added throughout the book. The first section discusses the practical aspects of external beam therapy, brachytherapy, and endocavitary beam therapy and offers guidelines on patient care before and during radiotherapy. The second section provides detailed coverage of site-specific indications and techniques.

Surgery Of Larynx And Trachea

Author : Marc Remacle
ISBN : 3540791361
Genre : Medical
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This comprehensive volume covers all the subspecialities of laryngology, from phonosurgery to cancer. Each surgical procedure is explained and well illustrated in a step-by-step manner. In addition, coverage evaluates different surgical methods such as endoscopic versus open surgery and the use of cold instrument versus laser so that the reader receives guidance for the use of these complimentary methods.

Head And Neck Cancer

Author : Dwight E. Heron, MD
ISBN : 9781617050718
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds examines the latest advances in the use of radiation medicine in treatment of head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer treatment has undergone major change over the course of the past few years and Head and Neck Cancer addresses current best practices in the light of the most recent evidence. Head and Neck Cancer addresses a wide range of topics under the broad heading of head and neck oncology. In the initial section, the authors address therapeutic approaches with chapters on current and future treatments. Coverage is extensive and includes articles on IMRT, combined modality treatments, the use of targeted agents in conjunction with chemotherapy, the use of transoral robotic surgery followed by postoperative radiation therapy, and the use of particle therapy. The second section addresses issues of health services and covers palliative care, how to assess toxicity in patients, and issues of interpreting and integrating classic study data into treatment decisions. The third section examines the factors influencing clinical decisions ranging including biomarkers and image guidance. . Radiation Medicine Rounds features : In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Radiation Medicine Each issue edited by an authority in that subject area Each issue focused on a single major topic in Radiation Medicine, providing coverage of advances in radiation science, radiation medicine technology, radiation medicine practice, and assessment of recent quality and outcome studies Series Description: Radiation Medicine Rounds is a review series providing a thorough analysis of new scientific, technologic, and clinical advances in all areas of radiation medicine. There will be an emphasis throughout on multidisciplinary approaches to the specialty, as well as an emphasis on quality and outcomes analysis. The goal is to provide authoritative, thorough assessment of a wide range of "hot topics" and emerging new data for the entire specialty of radiation medicine.

Head And Neck Imaging Case Review Series E Book

Author : David M. Yousem
ISBN : 9780323187831
Genre : Medical
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Incorporate today's most advanced imaging techniques with the new 4th edition of Head and Neck Imaging! A bestselling volume in the popular Case Review Series, this updated reference helps speed your differential diagnoses and ensure your proficiency, in addition to serving as a study guide for general radiology and neuroradiology subspecialty examinations, certificates of added qualification, and radiology/neuroradiology recertification. The all-inclusive volume can serve as a comprehensive review of the subspecialty and as a primer for excelling at the Head and Neck Tumor Boards. Efficiently study and review with help from a format that mimics the General Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology Board Exams. Each case begins with a differential diagnosis question and follows with multiple-choice questions, answers with rationale, and an emphasis on clinical issues. Explore hot topics including CT and MR angiography of the neck; multi-detector CT with 3D reconstructions; post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders; HIV infections; squamous cell carcinoma, diagnostic and therapeutic image-guided procedures; medical economics; and much more. Master the latest techniques with 150 new and 50 updated head and neck cases and over 800 images focusing on differential diagnosis, tumor staging, treatment options, and resectability issues. Enhance your understanding with multiple-choice questions accompanying each case, emphasizing cranial nerves, skull base lesions, sinonasal, orbital, salivary gland, aerodigestive system mucosal lesions and deep space neck masses. Utilize convenient cross-references to recent articles. Stay abreast of the most recent discoveries in HPV (+) squamous cell cancers, high-resolution imaging, and CTA, MRA, and CISS applications. Explore the differential diagnosis and/or anatomic details of every case presented. Understand the surgical and radiation therapy considerations for cosmetic and functional outcomes.

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