Practical Radiotherapy & Chemotherapy Planning

by Mirza Qaiser Baig

The aim of this book is to focus on the practical radiotherapy and chemotherapy planning. Radiotherapy, also known as radiation therapy, is a treatment used against cancer and, less commonly, thyroid disease, blood disorders and noncancerous growths. The treatment owes its existence to a combination of the scientific disciplines of physics and biology. Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer through the application of cancer-destroying drugs. It is the name commonly given to drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing by killing dividing cells. This book comprises of five sections such as concepts of radiotherapy and its planning, concepts of radiobiology, concepts of chemotherapy and common drugs, common cancers and its radiotherapy, chemotherapy planning, and general management in oncology, which consists of 63 chapters. Its include radioactivity, measurement of radiation dose, principles of radiation therapy, basic radiology for radiation oncologist, radiofrequency ablation, linear energy transfer and relative biological effectiveness, cell survival curve, radiosensitizer, brachytherapy or endocurietherapy, chemotherapeutic drug, targeted cancer therapy, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, gastric cancer, neuroendocrine tumor, esophageal cancer, leukemia, and management of cancer pain. This book contains wealth of information for medical-surgical and radiation oncologists, as well as non-oncology physicians, oncology nurses, pharmacists and medical students.

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Book Detail

Author
1. Baig Mirza Qaiser
Author's Affiliation
1. Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
ISBN
9789386150011
Speciality
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/13056
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
520
Book Type
Professional

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