This edition presents new information, treatment diagrams, techniques, and the latest data on treatment results. An overview of fundamental concepts (from biological to technical) of radiation therapy for head and neck neoplasms is followed by a brief discussion of dental care before, during, and after the therapy. The majority of the book contains site-specific coverage of strategies for managing carcinomas of the head and neck that address applied anatomy, pathology, staging, selection of treatment modalities, radiation methods, technical pointers, and current treatment data. Includes a detailed analysis comparing conventional radiation therapy with altered fractionated radiation therapy.
C.C. WANG, M.D., is Head of the Clinical Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.