Palliative Radiation Oncology

By Neha Vapiwala, Joshua Jones, and Kavita Dharmarajan

Offering practical, comprehensive coverage of the many nuanced technical and clinical aspects of this growing field, palliative radiation oncology provides up-to-date clinical guidance in a thorough yet concise manner. In an easy-access format, it integrates basic science, pathologies, and research with clinical applications, covering different ways to approach problems, tumour assessment, precise target definition, and dosing-specific guidelines to minimize side effects and toxicities while balancing desired outcomes.

  • Discusses optimal communication skills for pediatric, adult, and elderly patients.
  • Contains decision-making algorithms to guide individualized palliative radiation oncology treatment plans.
  • Reviews all the latest modalities with technical tips and pitfalls.
  • Covers key procedures such as external beam radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Features step-by-step body-site-specific guidelines with integrated symptom and toxicity management.
  • Covers symptom and symptom-cluster management, including pain and psychosocial or spiritual distress.
  • Ideal for radiation oncology residents, fellows, and practitioners, as well as medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, oncology nurses, and radiation technicians—all clinicians who work in this highly collaborative, team-based specialty.

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