I. Science of Clinical Oncology : Biology and Cancer -- Genesis of Cancer -- Diagnosing Cancer -- Preventing and Treating Cancer
II. Problems Common to Cancer and its Therapy : Hematologic Problems and Infections -- Metabolic and Paraneoplastic Syndromes -- Local Effects of Cancer and its Metastasis -- Complications of Therapy -- Special Populations
III. Specific Malignancies : ....
Pretreatment Considerations -- Basic Treatment Considerations -- Current Treatment Strategies in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Treatment of Small-Cell Lung Cancer -- Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Lung Cancer -- Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer in Elderly Patient -- Advances in Supportive and Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients -- Treatment-Related Toxicity -- Quality of Life in Radiation Oncology of Lung Cancer -- Prognostic Factors in Lung Cancer -- Future Strategies in Lung Cancer -- Pitfalls in the Design, Conduct and Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials -- New Directions in the Evaluation and Presentation of Clinical Research
Part I : General Information on Cancer Staging and End-Results Reporting
Part II : Head and Neck
Part III : Digestive System
Part IV : Thorax
Part V : Musculoskeletal Sites
Part VI : Skin
Part VII : Breast
Part VIII : Gynecologic Sites
Part IX : Genitourinary Sites
Part X : Ophthalmic Sites
Part XI : Central Nervous System
Part XII : Lymphoid Neoplasms
Part XIII : Personnel and Contributors
VI. The Arteries
VII. The Veins
VIII. The Lymphatic System
X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument
XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings
Role of Modeling in Pharmacotherapeutics -- PET and Nuclear Medicine Imaging of the Breast -- Functional Radiologic Imaging in Breast Cancer -- Prevention of Breast Cancer -- DCIS: Pathology and Molecular Markers -- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: A Modern Approach to Patient Management -- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ : Systemic Treatment -- Tailored Surgery for Early Breast Cancer: Surgical Techniques -- Tailored Surgery for Early Breast Cancer: Biological Aspects -- Tailored Surgery for Early Breast Cancer: The Very Young Woman -- Tailored Surgery for Older Women with Breast Cancer -- Tailored Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Stages I and II: Technical Aspects -- Breast Cancer Management in the Era of Molecular Medicine: Tailored Radiotherapy - Clinical and Biological Aspects....
"[This] is intended to serve as an informational document with
cross references and references built on the style and construction of an encyclopedia. It is not a definitive text book in oncology but the groundwork for initial knowledge on a wide variety of topics that involve oncology, especially those related to modern radiotherapy... This represents a reference document serving as a springboard for the identification of substantial areas of noteworthy oncology subject matters." (Directly quoted from the Preface)
Section I. General Principles
Section II. Neuropharmacology
Section III. Modulation of Cardiovascular Function
Section IV. Inflammation, Immunomodulation, and Hematopoiesis
Section V. Hormones and Hormone Antagonists
Section VI. Drugs Affecting Gastrointestinal Function
Section VII. Chemotherapy of Microbial Diseases
Section VIII. Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases
Section IX. Spectial Systems Pharmacology
Section X. Appendices
Introduction to Clinical Medicine -- Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases -- Genes, the Environment, and Disease -- Regenerative Medicine -- Aging -- Nutrition -- Oncology and Hematology -- Infectious Diseases -- Terrorism and Clinical Medicine -- Disorders of the Cardiovascular System -- Disorders of the Respiratory System -- Critical Care Medicine -- Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract -- Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System -- Disorders of the Joints and Adjacent Tissues -- Endocrinology and Metabolism -- Neurologic Disorders -- Poisoning, Drug Overdose, and Envenomation -- High-Altitude and Decompression Sickness -- Appendix
Cardinal Manifestations of Cancer : Cardinal Manifestations of Cancer
Scientific Foundations of Cancer : Cancer Biology -- Cancer Immunology -- Cancer Etiology -- Translational Cancer Medicine -- Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Screening -- Clinical Trials and Outcomes Assessment
Principles of Cancer Diagnosis : Cancer Pathology -- Imaging
Principles of Therapeutic Modalities : Surgical Oncology -- Radiation Oncology -- Medical Oncology -- Chemotherapy -- Chemotherapeutic Agents -- Biotherapeutics -- Endocrine Therapy -- Gene Therapy -- Bone Marrow Transplantation
Principles of Multidisciplinary Management : Psycho-Oncology -- Cancer Rahabilitation Medicine -- Multidisciplinary Management -- Pain and Palliation -- Central Nervous System -- The Eye -- Endocrine Glands -- Head and Neck -- Cancer of the Thorax....
New technologies in 3D conformal radiation therapy: Introduction and overview;
Basics of 3D Imaging : 3D reconstruction -- Processing and segmentation of 3D images -- 3D visualization -- Image registration and data fusion for radiotherapy treatment planning -- Data formats, networking, archiving, and telemedicine;
3D Imaging for Radiotherapy : Clinical x-ray computed tomography -- 4D imaging and treatment planning -- Magnetic resonance imaging for radiotherapy planning -- Potential of magnetic resonance spectroscopy for radiotherapy planning -- PET and PET/CT for radiotherapy planning -- Patient positioning in radiotherapy using optical guided 3D-ultrasound techniques;
3D Treatment Planning for Conformal Radiotherapy : Definition of target volume and organs at risk. Biological target volume -- Virtual therapy simulation -- Dose calculation algorithms -- Monte Carlo dose calculation for treatment planning -- Optimization of treatment plans, inverse planning -- Biological models in treatment planning -- 2D and 3D planning in brachytherapy;
New Treatment Techniques : Beam delivery in 3D conformal radiotherapy using multi-leaf collimators -- Stereotactic radiotherapy/radiosurgery -- Extracranial stereotactic radiation therapy....
Radiation in the treatment of cancer -- Uncertainty -- Mapping anatomy -- Designing a treatment beam -- Biology matters -- Designing a treatment plan -- Motion management -- Planning manually -- IMRT and "optimization" -- Proton therapy in water -- Proton therapy in the patient -- Quality assurance -- Confidence
Part I: Basic Concepts in Treatment Planning : Practical time-dose evaluations, or how to stop worrying and learn to love linear quadratics -- Second malignancies following radiotherapy -- Clinical principles and applications of chemoirradiation -- Imaging radiation therapy. Recent advances and their role in radiotherapy -- Physics of treatment planning in radiation oncology -- The simulation process in the determination and definition -- Clinical applications of high-energy electrons -- Treatment aids for external beam radiotherapy -- Three-dimensional treatment planning and conformal therapy -- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy -- Stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy -- Physics and clinical aspects of brachytherapy -- Radiobiology of low- and high-dose-rate brachytherapy -- Clinical applications of low dose rate and medium dose rate brachytherapy -- Clinical applications of high-dose-rate brachytherapy -- Quality assurance in radiation oncology;
Part II: Practical Clinical Applications : Central nervous system tumors -- Head and neck cancer -- Breast cancer -- Carcinoma of the esophagus....
Uses of dosimetry information in nuclear medicine -- Fundamental concepts: Calculating radiation dose -- Models and resources for internal dose calculations -- Steps in dose calculations -- Case studies -- Biological effects of radiation -- Regulatory aspects of dose calculations
Introduction to the second edition -- Radioactivity, radiopharmacy, and quality assurance -- Radiation safety -- Instrumentation and quality assurance -- Image presentation and computers -- Skeletal system scintigraphy -- Central nervous system scintigraphy -- Cardiovascular system scintigraphy -- Respiratory system scintagraphy -- ....
Introduction -- Central nervous system -- Thyroid -- Calculation of administered doses of iodine-131 in the treatment of thyroid disease -- Lungs -- Cardiovascular system -- Gastroesophageal reflux, gastric emptying, esophageal transit, and pulmonary aspiration -- Gastrointestinal bleeding -- Liver and spleen -- Kidneys -- Vesicoureteral reflux -- Calculation of glomerular filtration rate -- Bone -- Pediatric oncology -- ....
Nuclear medicine imaging -- Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) -- Positron emission tomography -- Non-imaging radionuclide investigations -- Quality assurance -- Radiation protection -- The radiopharmacy -- The skeletal system -- The cardiovascular system -- The lung -- The urinary tract -- The brain, salivary and lacrimal glands -- Thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland imaging -- ....
Overview of nuclear medical imaging: Physics and instrumentation -- Dual-modality imaging: More than the sum of its components -- Analytic image reconstruction methods in emission computer tomography -- Iterative reconstruction methods -- Collimator-detector response compensation in SPECT - Attenuation correction strategies in emission tomography -- Scatter correction strategies in emission tomography -- Correction for partial volume effects in emission tomography -- Image registration techniques in nuclear medicine imaging -- ....