Radiation Oncology

Decision Tools for Radiation Oncology

Prognosis, Treatment Response and Toxicity

Editors: Nieder, Carsten, Gaspar, Laurie E. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive overview of prognostic and predictive models for radiation oncology, stratified by disease site
  • Identification of models’ limits and caveats
  • Excellent aid to decision making in daily clinical practice  
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About this book

A look at the recent oncology literature or a search of the common databases reveals a steadily increasing number of nomograms and other prognostic models. These models may predict the risk of relapse, lymphatic spread of a given malignancy, toxicity, survival, etc. Pathology information, gene signatures, and clinical data may all be used to compute the models. This trend reflects increasingly individualized treatment concepts, the need for approaches that achieve a favorable balance between effectiveness and side-effects, and the goal of optimal resource utilization reflecting prognostic knowledge. In order to avoid misuse, it is important to understand the limits and caveats of prognostic and predictive models. This book provides a comprehensive overview of such decision tools for radiation oncology, stratified by disease site, which will enable readers to make informed choices in daily clinical practice and to critically follow the future development of new tools in the field.>

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“The textbook ‘Decision Tools for Radiation Oncology’ represents a laudable international effort in updating practicing clinicians as well as clinicians-in-training on the novel developments in the field of radiation oncology with a special focus on decision tools and nomograms, bringing data on new biomarkers and novel imaging techniques, and teaching the readers how best to incorporate various patient and tumor-specific characteristics into the discussion of radiation therapy benefits and shortcomings.” (Timur Mitin, Journal of Radiation Oncology, Vol. 4, 2015)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction to Decision Tools

    Giuliani, Meredith Elana (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Statistics of Survival Prediction and Nomogram Development

    Valentini, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 7-28

  • Integration of Gene Signatures and Genomic Data into Radiation Oncology Practice

    Thomas, Maria A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-46

  • Brain Tumors

    Weiss, Stephanie E. (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

    Nieder, Carsten

    Pages 61-75

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37101-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
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  • Due: September 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52265-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Tools for Radiation Oncology
Book Subtitle
Prognosis, Treatment Response and Toxicity
Editors
  • Carsten Nieder
  • Laurie E. Gaspar
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37102-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37102-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37101-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52265-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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