2014, XVIII, 951 p. 600 illus., 300 illus. in color.
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Discusses all aspects of radionuclide therapy, including basic principles, newly available treatments, regulatory requirements, and future trends
Provides the knowledge required to administer radionuclide therapy safely and effectively in the individual patient
Explains the role of the therapeutic nuclear physician in effectively coordinating a diverse multidisciplinary team
Written by leading experts
The recent revolution in molecular biology offers exciting new opportunities for targeted radionuclide therapy. The selective irradiation of tumor cells through molecular biological mechanisms is now permitting the radiopharmaceutical control of tumors that are unresectable and unresponsive to either chemotherapy or conventional radiotherapy.
In this up-to-date, comprehensive book, world-renowned experts discuss the basic principles of radionuclide therapy, explore in detail the available treatments, explain the regulatory requirements, and examine likely future developments. The full range of clinical applications is considered, including thyroid cancer, hematological malignancies, brain tumors, liver cancer, bone and joint disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. The combination of theoretical background and practical information will provide the reader with all the knowledge required to administer radionuclide therapy safely and effectively in the individual patient. Careful attention is also paid to the important role of the therapeutic nuclear physician in delivering the effective coordination of a diverse multidisciplinary team that is essential to the safe provision of treatment.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Bone and Joint Disease - Brain and Nasopharyngeal Tumors - Hematological Malignancies - Internal Dosimetry - Liver Cancer - Nuclear Medicine - Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy - Radioimmuno Therapy - Radioimmunotherapy - Radionuclide Therapy - Radiopharmaceuticals - Thyroid Cancer