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Early-stage Lung Cancer : Screening and Management

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Xiangpeng Zheng, Ming Li, Guozhen Zhang, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses major issues and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of incidentally detected early-stage lung cancer (ESLC). In Part I, pathology and radiology experts comprehensively review the state-of-the-art advances in individual research fields, and offer an update on the cross-sectional anatomy of the lung and post-processing techniques for CT imaging. Part II focuses on the imaging features, differential diagnosis and radiologic-pathologic correlations of ESLCs in the categorie…
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Zheng, Xiangpeng
Li, Ming
Zhang, Guozhen
Responsibility
Xiangpeng Zheng, Ming Li, Guozhen Zhang, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiv, 423 p.) : 181 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811075964
9789811075957 (print ed.)
9789811075971 (print ed.)
9789811356568 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Early Detection of Cancer
Lung Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - physiopathology
Lung Neoplasms - therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This book discusses major issues and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of incidentally detected early-stage lung cancer (ESLC). In Part I, pathology and radiology experts comprehensively review the state-of-the-art advances in individual research fields, and offer an update on the cross-sectional anatomy of the lung and post-processing techniques for CT imaging. Part II focuses on the imaging features, differential diagnosis and radiologic-pathologic correlations of ESLCs in the categories pGGN, mGGN and solid nodules in compliance with the Guidelines on Lung Cancer Screening from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Part III briefly introduces therapeutic management strategies for ESLCs, including surgical and non-surgical approaches, for instance stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Lastly, the authors have meticulously prepared 50 clinical cases of pathologically proven benign and malignant pulmonary nodules with in-depth discussion and experts' comments to further readers' understanding of practical imaging and management strategies of ESLCs.
Contents
Part I. Advances in Lung Cancer Screening and Diagnosis -- 1. Advances in the Pathology of Lung Adenocarcinoma -- 2. Practical Reviews on the Anatomy of the Chest -- 3. Lung Cancer Screening -- 4. PET/CT for the Assessment of Pulmonary Nodules -- 5. Tumor Dormancy and Angiogenesis-Dependent Progression -- Part II. Imaging Assessment of Pulmonary Nodules -- 6. Pure Ground-Glass Nodules -- 7. Part-Solid Ground-Glass Nodules -- 8. Solid Pulmonary Nodules -- 9. CT-Based Categorization of Small Lung Adenocarcinoma -- 10. Multiple Primary Early-Stage Lung Cancer -- 11. Management Strategies for Subcentimeter Lung Cancer: Surgery -- 12. Management Strategies for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy -- 13. Management Strategies for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: Non-SABR Ablative Therapy -- Part IV. Case Discussion -- 14. Case Discussion.
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Practical Radiation Oncology

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Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath, Rony Benson, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book addresses the most relevant aspects of radiation oncology in terms of technical integrity, dose parameters, machine and software specifications, as well as regulatory requirements. Radiation oncology is a unique field that combines physics and biology. As a result, it has not only a clinical aspect, but also a physics aspect and biology aspect, all three of which are inter-related and critical to optimal radiation treatment planning. In addition, radiation oncology involves a host of …
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Mallick, Supriya.
Rath, Goura K.
Benson, Rony
Responsibility
Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath, Rony Benson, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 300 p.) : 134 illus., 116 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811500732
9789811500725 (Print ed.)
9789811500749 (Print ed.)
9789811500756 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - diagnosis
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - instrumentation
Radiotherapy - methods
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book addresses the most relevant aspects of radiation oncology in terms of technical integrity, dose parameters, machine and software specifications, as well as regulatory requirements. Radiation oncology is a unique field that combines physics and biology. As a result, it has not only a clinical aspect, but also a physics aspect and biology aspect, all three of which are inter-related and critical to optimal radiation treatment planning. In addition, radiation oncology involves a host of machines/software. One needs to have a firm command of these machines and their specifications to deliver comprehensive treatment. However, this information is not readily available, which poses serious challenges for students learning the planning aspect of radiation therapy. In response, this book compiles these relevant aspects in a single source. Radiation oncology is a dynamic field, and is continuously evolving. However, tracking down the latest findings is both difficult and time-consuming. Consequently, the book also comprehensively covers the most important trials. Offering an essential ready reference work, it represents a value asset for all radiation oncology practitioners, trainees and students.
Contents
Part I. Practical Physics and Instrument -- Interaction of Radiation with Matter -- Practical Aspects of QA in LINAC and Brachytherapy -- Radiation Dosimetry -- Radiation Protection Practical Aspects -- Beam Modifying Devices -- Simulators -- Telecobalt -- Gamma Knife -- Linear Accelerator -- Tomotherapy -- Electron Therapy -- Proton therapy -- Radiation Facility Development -- Intraoperative Radiotherapy -- Part II. Practical Brachytherapy -- Evolution of Brachytherapy -- Basics of Brachytherapy and Common Radio Nucleotides -- Brachytherapy for Carcinoma Cervix -- Brachytherapy in Head and Neck Cancers -- Brachytherapy in Carcinoma Prostate -- Brachytherapy in Breast Cancer -- Brachytherapy in Soft Tissue Sarcoma -- Surface Mould Brachytherapy -- Part III. Practical Planning Aspects and Plan Evaluation -- Plan evaluation in 3D Conformal Radiotherapy -- Plan Evaluation in IMRT & VMAT -- Plan Evaluation for Tomotherapy -- Plan Evaluation in LINAC-based SRS and SABR -- Part IV. Practical Radiobiology -- Clinical Significance of cell Survival Curves -- 6 R’s of Radiation therapy -- Radiosensitisers and Radio Protectors -- Altered Fractionation Radiotherapy -- Clinical Significance of Therapeutic Index -- Part V. Clinical Cases -- Carcinoma Cervix -- Carcinoma Breast -- Oral Cancer -- Oropharynx Cancer -- Laryngeal Cancer -- Parotid Tumor -- Extremity Sarcomas -- Orbital Tumors and Retinoblastoma -- Carcinoma Rectum -- Carcinoma Anal Canal -- Skin Cancers -- Lymphoma -- Carcinoma Lung -- Part VI. Other Relevant Topics -- Critical Appraisal of a Clinical Trial -- Radiation Toxicity -- Cancer in India.
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Principles and Practice of Radiotherapy Techniques in Thoracic Malignancies

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Gokhan Ozyigit, Ugur Selek, Erkan Topkan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This evidence-based guide on the use of radiotherapy in patients with common malignancies of the lung, esophagus, and thymus will help radiation oncologists to deliver optimal care within a multidisciplinary setting. Detailed information is provided on all aspects, from delineation of tumor volumes and organs at risk based on four-dimensional CT simulation through to the various advanced radiotherapy techniques, including stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), intensity-modulated radiation …
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Ozyigit, Gokhan
Selek, Ugur
Topkan, Erkan
Responsibility
Gokhan Ozyigit, Ugur Selek, Erkan Topkan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 533 p. : 98 illus., 94 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319287614
9783319287591 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiotherapy - methods
Thoracic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Abstract
This evidence-based guide on the use of radiotherapy in patients with common malignancies of the lung, esophagus, and thymus will help radiation oncologists to deliver optimal care within a multidisciplinary setting. Detailed information is provided on all aspects, from delineation of tumor volumes and organs at risk based on four-dimensional CT simulation through to the various advanced radiotherapy techniques, including stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), tomotherapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and proton therapy. Contouring, treatment planning, and treatment delivery are documented in a range of everyday cases, with illustrations of slice-by-slice delineations on planning CT images and finalized treatment plans based on detailed acceptance criteria. Numerous practical tips are highlighted, and relevant information is included on surgical techniques and systemic therapies. The book will facilitate decision making in the management of patients with common thoracic malignancies and assist in overcoming the challenges encountered in daily clinical practice.
Contents
1. Selection Criteria for Definitive Treatment Approach in Thoracic Malignancies: Radiation Oncology Perspective -- 2. Modern Radiotherapy Techniques in Lung Cancer -- 3. Guidelines for the Delineation of Primary Tumor Target Volume in Lung Cancer -- 4. Guidelines for the Delineation of Lymphatic Target Volumes in Lung Cancer -- 5. Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Lung Cancers -- 6. Radiochemotherapy and Fractionation in Locally Advanced Non-small-cell Lung Cancer -- 7. Stereotactic Cranial Radiosurgery for Metastatic Non-small-cell Lung Carcinoma -- 8. Modern Radiotherapy in Limited and Extensive Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer -- 9. Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Small- and Non-small-Cell Lung Carcinoma -- 10. Systemic Therapy for Lung Cancer -- 11. Surgical Staging and Advanced Surgical Techniques in Early Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancers -- 12. Translational Research and Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer -- 13. Esophageal Cancer -- 14. Systemic Treatment of Esophageal Cancer -- 15. Advanced Surgical Approaches for the Management of Esophageal Carcinoma -- 16. Radiotherapy in Thymic Tumors -- 17. Surgical Staging and Advanced Surgical Techniques in Thymic Cancers -- 18. Systemic Therapies in Thymic Malignancies -- 19. Target Volume Delineation Guidelines in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- 20. Modern Radiotherapy Techniques in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- 21. Modern Surgical Techniques in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- 22. Systemic Therapies in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma -- 23. Radiation-Induced Toxicities and Management Strategies in Thoracic Malignancies -- 24. Quality Assurance of Modern Radiotherapy Techniques in Thoracic Malignancies.
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Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) information for prostate cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
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4039
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You have agreed to have stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for your prostate cancer. It is also called stereotactic radiation therapy. This is a focused type of radiation that gives a high dose of radiation in 5 treatments. The information in this pamphlet supports the teaching you will get from your radiation therapy team. The pamphlet explains how prostate SABR works, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your tre…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiosurgery
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Stereotaxic Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiosurgery
Stereotaxic techniques
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
You have agreed to have stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for your prostate cancer. It is also called stereotactic radiation therapy. This is a focused type of radiation that gives a high dose of radiation in 5 treatments. The information in this pamphlet supports the teaching you will get from your radiation therapy team. The pamphlet explains how prostate SABR works, how to get ready for treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished. Contact information is included in case you have treatment or health-related questions, or want to speak to a social worker. The pamphlet also includes a list of supplies to pick up from a pharmacy and a calendar to record important dates during your treatment.
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Prepared by: Prostate SABR Site Group; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
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Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy : A Comprehensive Guide

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Daniel M. Trifiletti, Samuel T. Chao, Arjun Sahgal, Jason P. Sheehan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book is a comprehensive review of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): its physics, clinical evidence, indications, and future directions. The utilization of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasing internationally because of several factors. First, it offers patients a local treatment option that has demonstrated effectiveness similar to traditional surgery without the morbidity of general anest…
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Trifiletti, Daniel M.
Chao, Samuel T.
Sahgal, Arjun
Sheehan, Jason P.
Responsibility
Daniel M. Trifiletti, Samuel T. Chao, Arjun Sahgal, Jason P. Sheehan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 435 p.) : 131 illus., 111 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030169244
9783030169237 (Print ed.)
9783030169251 (Print ed.)
9783030169268 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Neoplasms - surgery
Radiosurgery - methods
Stereotaxic Techniques
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Surgical Oncology
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive review of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT): its physics, clinical evidence, indications, and future directions. The utilization of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasing internationally because of several factors. First, it offers patients a local treatment option that has demonstrated effectiveness similar to traditional surgery without the morbidity of general anesthesia and open surgical resection. Second, recent advancements in the quality of scientific evidence supporting a SRS or SBRT-containing approach in patients continues to evolve and demonstrate favorable disease-specific outcomes with little, if any, toxicity in various anatomic disease sites and for various conditions including cancer, benign tumors, and other psychiatric and neurologic conditions. Third, and most provocatively, is the notion that definitive local therapy (i.e. SRS or SBRT) in patients with cancer can boost the immune system to fight cancer in other sites throughout the body. While traditional medical knowledge would suggest that all patients with metastatic cancer are incurable, there is a mounting body of evidence that there is a subset of these patients that can be cured with definitive SRS or SBRT. This volume thus delves into each of these benefits and aspects of treatment, guiding physicians to the best treatment plan for their patients. Expert, international authors provide guidelines for SRS and SBRT use by clinicians. Chapters are divided into six main sections: Radiobiology of Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Intracranial Radiosurgery Technique, Intracranial Radiosurgery by Indication, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Technique, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy by Indication, The Future of Radiosurgery and SBRT. Overall physics are explained, as well as specific considerations for particular surgical tools (including the Leksell Gamma Knife and Accuray CyberKnife), techniques (including fractionated and charged particle radiosurgery), and anatomic sites (including brain metastases, pituitary tumors, and the prostate). Detailed images and charts enhance the chapters. This book provides physicians with a single, practical resource incorporating both of these broad categories of treatment, SRS and SBRT, and better defines the current role and the direction of radiosurgery.
Contents
Part I. Radiobiology of Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy -- Vascular-Mediated Mechanisms and SRS/SBRT -- Radio-Immunology of Ablative Radiation -- Rationale for Fractionated SRS and Single SRS Session Approaches -- Part II. Intracranial Radiosurgery Technique -- Physics of Radiosurgery -- Leksell Gamma Knife Radiosurgery -- CyberKnife Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery -- Linear Accelerator-Based Radiosurgery: Technique -- Fractionated Radiosurgery -- Charged-Particle Proton Radiosurgery -- Part III. Intracranial Radiosurgery by Indication -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenoma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Meningioma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations -- Radiosurgical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Glial Tumors -- Part IV. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Technique -- Physics of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Immobilization for SBRT: A Crucial Prerequisite Toward Accurate Treatment -- Motion Management in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy -- Charged Particle Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy -- Part V. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy by Indication -- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Primary Lung Cancer -- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Lung Metastases -- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Spinal Tumors -- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers -- SAbR for Primary Prostate Cancer -- Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SAbR) for Primary Renal Cell Carcinoma -- Head and Neck Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy -- Pediatric Radiosurgery -- Part VI. The Future of Radiosurgery and SBRT -- Patient Selection in SBRT and SRS -- SRS and SBRT Complications and Management -- SRS and SBRT Integration with Supportive Care -- Targeted Agents and Immunotherapy -- Diagnostic Imaging Advances -- Comparative Effectiveness of SBRT.
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