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Pediatric Radiotherapy Planning and Treatment

1st Edition

By Arthur J. Olch

CRC Press

374 pages

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By becoming knowledgeable about optimal treatment methods designed specifically for childhood cancers, members of a radiotherapy team can help improve both pediatric cancer survival statistics and patients' quality of life. Pediatric Radiotherapy Planning and Treatment is the first single, focused resource available for health care providers to acc

Table of Contents

Section 1 Pediatric Cancers and Challenges for Radiotherapy: Overview of Childhood Cancer: Incidence, Survival, and Late Effects. Challenges of Treating Children with Radiation Therapy. Section 2 Guide to Treatment Planning and Dose Delivery: Leukemia. Tumors of the Central Nervous System. Hodgkin Lymphoma. Neuroblastoma. Wilms' Tumor. Soft Tissue Tumors (Rhabdomyosarcoma and Other Soft Tissue Sarcomas). Bone Sarcomas (Osteosarcoma and Ewing's Sarcoma). Retinoblastoma. Index.

About the Author

Arthur J. Olch is a professor of clinical pediatrics and radiation oncology in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is also chief of physics for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Radiation Oncology Program, one of only a few radiotherapy centers in the United States that treats children exclusively. Dr. Olch earned a PhD in medical physics from the University of Los Angeles. A Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Dr. Olch has authored or coauthored more than 40 journal articles and book chapters.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology
MED069000
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics