Radiation Oncology

Breast Cancer Biology for the Radiation Oncologist

Editors: Strauss, Jonathan, Small Jr., William, Woloschak, Gayle E. (Eds.)

  • First textbook to describe the biological complexities of breast cancer in a way that is relevant to the radiation oncologist
  • Covers a range of important emerging issues
  • Offers practical treatment recommendations based on available clinical evidence
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About this book

This is the first textbook of its kind devoted to describing the biological complexities of breast cancer in a way that is relevant to the radiation oncologist. Radiation Oncology has long treated breast cancer as a single biological entity, with all treatment decisions being based on clinical and pathologic risk factors. We are now beginning to understand that biological subtypes of breast cancer may have different risks of recurrence as well as different intrinsic sensitivity to radiotherapy. Multi-gene arrays that have for years been used to predict the risk of distant recurrence and the value of systemic chemotherapy may also have utility in predicting the risk of local recurrence. Additionally, the targeted agents used to treat breast cancer may interact with radiotherapy in ways that can be beneficial or undesirable.  All of these emerging issues are extensively discussed in this book, and practical evidence-based treatment recommendations are presented whenever possible.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Biological Subtypes of Breast Cancer

    Barnato, Sara E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Gene Amplification of ErbB-2: From Gene to Therapy

    Pandya, Kinnari (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • Current Clinical Role of Genetic Profiling in Breast Cancer

    Rao, Ruta (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Biology of DCIS and Progression to Invasive Disease

    Jansen, Sanaz A.

    Pages 35-48

  • Cancer Stem Cells and Radiotherapy

    Li, Jian Jian

    Pages 49-57

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31220-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31219-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 15, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52074-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Breast Cancer Biology for the Radiation Oncologist
Editors
  • Jonathan Strauss
  • William Small Jr.
  • Gayle E. Woloschak
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31220-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31220-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31219-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52074-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 90
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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