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Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy


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1: P. J. Hoskin and C. Coyle: Introduction 2: G. Lowe and C. Lee: Isotopes and delivery systems for brachytherapy 3: C. Richardson: Principles of brachytherapy dosimetry 4: P. Bownes: Radiation protection issues in brachytherapy 5: C. Coyle: The role of brachytherapy in head and neck cancer 6: P. J. Hoskin: Brachytherapy for uterine tumours: cervix and endometrium 7: P. J. Hoskin: Prostate cancer: permanent low dose rate seed brachytherapy and temporary high dose rate afterloading brachytherapy 8: P. J. Hoskin: Endolumenal brachytherapy: bronchus and oesophagus 9: P. J. Hoskin: Perineal implants: anal canal, vagina and vulva 10: P. J. Hoskin and S. Myint: Breast brachytherapy 11: S. Myint, C. Lee and P. J. Hoskin: Rectal brachytherapy 12: C. Coyle: Miscellaneous sites 13: P. Bownes: Quality assurance

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Peter Hoskin qualified at the Royal Free Hospital and, after junior posts in general medicine in London, trained in clinical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He currently has a busy clinical practice focusing on urological and gynaecological malignancies and lymphomas. He also directs a research programme through UCL developing and evaluating functional imaging in oncological practice. Professor Hoskin is series editor of the OUP series, Radiotherapy in Practice. Dr Catherine Coyle is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast. She trained in clinical oncology at Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK, and Cookridge Hospital, Leeds, UK, with 6 months as Senior Resident in the Department of Brachytherapy at Institut Gustav Roussey, Villejuif, Paris. She is now a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at St James Institute of Oncology, Leeds, UK, with a site specialist interest in head and neck and urological cancers. She is co-organiser and co-host of the Royal College of Radiologists UK-supported annual brachytherapy course.


`Written by leading British experts in this field, this small book manages to make brachytherapy understandable to physicians and other professionals. The short, clear chapters, full of helpful illustrations, provide readers with the scientific fundamentals in technique, and with practical guidelines on its use in common disease sites.' Cancer World `This is meant to be a concise, abbreviated examination of the field... it is an appropriate source for radiation oncologists who use brachytherapy only occasionally and trainees in the field.' Doody's Reviews

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