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Title Palliative radiation therapy : utilization of advanced technologies. Volume 1 / A.M. Fairchild, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Nova Biomedical, [2015]


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (2 volumes) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Cancer etiology, diagnosis and treatments, 2377-3405
Cancer etiology, diagnosis, and treatments.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed July 6, 2015).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PALLIATIVE RADIATION THERAPY: UTILIZATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES. VOLUME 1; PALLIATIVE RADIATION THERAPY: UTILIZATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES. VOLUME 1; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Section 1 -- Clinical Applications of Advanced Technologies; Chapter 1: Palliative Radiotherapy Delivery Technologies; Abstract; Introduction; The Planning Process; Forward Planning; Inverse Planning; Delivery Techniques; Linear Accelerator-Based IMRT Techniques; Tomotherapy; Cyberknife; Treatment Verification; Palliative Radiotherapy; Treatment Options with No or 2D Simulation.
Treatment Options to Perform Rapid Palliative IrradiationTreatment Options with CT simulation; Challenges of Re-irradiation; Reconstructing the Previous Treatment Course; Interesting Case Studies; Hippocampus-Sparing Whole Brain Irradiation; Hair-Sparing Whole Brain Irradiation; VMAT for Chemotherapy-Resistant Ovarian Cancer; Conclusion; Conflict of Interest; References; Chapter 2: The Treatment of Extracranial Oligometastases with Advanced; Abstract; Introduction; Rationale for Ablative Radiotherapy for Metastasis; Technical Aspects of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy; Lung Metastases.
Local Control and SurvivalPatient Selection; Treatment; Toxicity; Liver Metastases; Local Control and Survival; Patient Selection; Treatment; Toxicity; Spinal Metastasis; Local Control; Patient Selection and Treatment; Toxicity; Adrenal Metastasis; Local Control and Survival; Patient Selection and Treatment; Toxicity; Histology-Specific Data; Renal Cell Carcinoma/Melanoma; Colorectal; Gynecologic; Unspecified Histology and Site; Without Systemic Therapy; With Systemic Therapy; Lymph Nodes; Reirradiation; Meta-Analysis of Locally Aggressive Therapy for Oligometastases; Conclusion.
Conflict of InterestReferences; Chapter 3: Use of Advanced Technologies in Dedicated Palliative Radiotherapy Clinics; Abstract; The Need for Palliative Radiation Therapy; Dedicated Palliative Radiation Therapy Programs; Advanced Technologies; Conclusion; Conflict of Interest; References; Section 2 -- Special Topics in Palliative Radiotherapy; Chapter 4: The Interface of Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care in the 21st Century; Abstract; Introduction; What Is Palliative Care?; When Should Palliative Care Be Introduced to Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy?
What Is the Role of the Radiation Oncologist in Delivering Palliative Care?How Can the Radiation Oncologist Identify and Respond to Symptom Concerns?; What Is Prognostication?; What Approaches and Tools Can be Used for Prognostication in the Palliative Care Patient?; How Should Prognosis Be Communicated?; What Is the Utility of Prognostication?; What Is Quality of Life?; How Do QoL and Other Factors Influence Patients' Decision-Making Regarding Cancer Treatment?; How Can the Radiation Oncologist Engage Patients in Decision-Making?; What Is Advance Care Planning, and What Is Its Impact?
Summary As the definition of palliative-intent radiation therapy (RT) continues to evolve, the application of advanced radiotherapeutic technologies, such as intensity-modulated RT, and techniques, such as image-guidance, are no longer the provision solely of the curative realm. Treatment options previously considered strictly palliative are expanding, with conventional RT being delivered in conjunction with other modalities such as highly conformal radiation, surgery or systemic therapy, or being bypassed entirely. Additionally, as the median survival rate for many primary cancer histologies improve,
Subject Cancer -- Palliative treatment.
Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Palliative treatment.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Cancer -- Palliative treatment. (OCoLC)fst00845409
Cancer -- Radiotherapy. (OCoLC)fst00845473
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Fairchild, A. M. (Alysa M.), editor.
Other Form: Print version: Fairchild, Alysa M. Palliative Radiation Therapy : Utilization of Advanced Technologies Volume 1. Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2015 9781634636346
ISBN 9781634823272 (electronic bk.)
1634823273 (electronic bk.)

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