This new volume in the Radiotherapy in Practice series provides a comprehensive and evidence-based guide to radiotherapy in the management of children and young people with cancer.
It explains the roles of the various modalities of treatment available, including image-guided and intensity modulated radiotherapy, brachytherapy, proton beam therapy, and molecular radiotherapy, and aids selection of the most appropriate technique in different situations. Each cancer type in children is explored, including diagnostic investigations, risk stratification, multi-modality approaches to treatment, and decision making with regard to radiotherapy. Specific guidance is given for the planning and prescription of radiotherapy for infants, children, and teenagers. The authors also identify the need for specialist paediatric radiotherapy service provision, and the wider requirements for radiotherapy in children, including consent, immobilisation, anaesthesia, multi-professional team working, and play specialist support.
With over 75 colour illustrations, case histories to demonstrate the various approaches, and a carefully selected guide to further reading on each topic, this practical volume will be a valuable resource for physicians and trainees in radiotherapy and clinical oncology, and to nurses, radiographers and other allied health professionals who come into contact with young patients receiving radiotherapy.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Generic issues in childhood and teenage and young adult cancer
1: Cancers in children, teenagers and young adults, Tom Boterberg, Karin Dieckmann, and Mark Gaze
2: Cancer services for children, teenagers and young adults, Tom Boterberg, Karin Dieckmann, Helen Woodman and Mark Gaze
3: Diagnosis, risk stratification, therapeutic choices, Tom Boterberg, Edmund Cheesman, Felice D'Arco, Karin Dieckmann, Mark Gaze, Paul Humphries, Anna Kelsey, Øysten Olsen, Bruce Poppe, Derek Roebuck, Chitra Sethuraman, Frank Speleman and Gordan Vujanic
Section 2: Generic aspects of radiotherapy in this age range
4: Radiotherapy preparation and treatment, Ronda Alexander, Tom Boterberg, Karin Dieckmann, Mark Gaze, Hannah King and Helen Woodman
5: Aftercare, Tom Boterberg, Yen-Ch'ing Chang, Karin Dieckmann, Mark Gaze and Helen Woodman
Section 3: Specifics of each disease type
6: Central nervous system, Thankamma Ajithkumar, Tom Boterberg, Edmund Cheesman, Felice D'Arco, Karin Dieckmann, Mark Gaze, Gail Horan, Geert Janssens, Rolf-Dieter Kortmann, Nicky Thorp and Gillian Whitfield
7: Extracranial solid tumours, Thankamma Ajithkumar, Tom Boterberg, Victoria Castel, Karin Dieckmann, Jennifer Gains, Mark Gaze, Gail Horan, Paul Humphries, Anna Kelsey, Henry Mandeville, Øystein Olsen, Andrew D. J. Pearson, Derek Roebuck, Daniel Saunders and Chitra Sethuraman
8: Lymphoid and haematological malignancy and related conditions, Tom Boterberg, Yen-Ch'ing Chang, Karin Dieckmann, Eve Gallop-Evans, Mark Gaze, Paul Humphries, Anna Kelsey, Øystein Olsen, Derek Roebuck, and Chitra Sethuraman
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