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Shannen Doherty completes radiation therapy, pays tribute to doctors and radiation machine 'Maggie'


AOL News - Jan 8, 2017
The 45-year-old actress, who is currently battling breast cancer, took to Instagram on Friday to announce that she had completed radiation therapy, paying special tribute to the doctors who helped her get through the treatments, as well as her ...
 

Research focuses on shorter radiation for cancer patients


The Coloradoan - Jan 10, 2017
The clinical trial Crites enrolled in will determine whether a much shorter course of radiation therapy is effective for node-positive breast cancer. Currently, the typical course of radiation for these patients is 25 to 33 daily treatments, lasting a ...
 

First genomics-driven model for personalized radiation therapy developed


Science Daily - Dec 22, 2016
Cancer therapeutics is currently in the era of precision medicine -- personalized medicine for individual patients based on their tumor biology. Precision medicine is generally drug-based and little emphasis is placed on radiation therapy that is often ...
 

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Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review , 1e


by: Leia Levy MAdEd(Masters in Adult Education) RT(T)

Reinforce your understanding of radiation therapy and prepare for the Registry exam! Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review is both a study companion for Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, by Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, and a superior review for the certification exam offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT). An easy-to-read format simplifies study by presenting information in concise bullets and tables. Over 1,000 review questions are included in the book, with an additional 1,000 questions available online on the companion Evolve website.
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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4e


by: Charles M. Washington MBA RT(T) FASRT, Dennis T. Leaver MS RT(R)(T) FASRT

The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.
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The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy


by: Patrick N. McDermott, Colin G. Orton
This book is the outgrowth of a course taught to residents in radiation oncology at Wayne State University, at the suggestion of residents who saw a need for a technically accurate text set at the correct mathematical level. It is intended to be a book to learn from, not a comprehensive compendium. It is written for members of the radiation therapy community such as radiation therapy technologists, dosimetrists, and radiation oncologists who may have taken college physics several years previously but still need to know the basic physics of radiation therapy.
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Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy


by: Faiz M Khan PhD
Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy will provide a digest of the material contained in The Physics of Radiation Therapy. Lectures will be presented somewhat similar to a PowerPoint format, discussing key points of individual chapters. Selected diagrams from the textbook will be used to initiate the discussion. New illustrations will used, wherever needed, to enhance the understanding of important concepts. Discussion will be condensed and often bulleted. Theoretical details will be referred to the textbook and the cited literature.
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Radiation Therapy: What to Expect


This educational video, highlights the important steps in the radiation treatment process. It shows how the treatment is planned and delivered and describes the ...
 

What to Expect: Radiation Therapy 101


What to Expect: Radiation Therapy A Patient Education Video Series: 7 of 7 Radiation Therapy 101 Common questions: How does radiation work? How does it ...
 

Lung Cancer – Radiation Therapy Treatment


Learn what to expect during radiation treatment for lung cancer with this patient education video featuring Lowell General Hospital. Video courtesy of American ...
 

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy


What side effects can a cancer patient expect from radiation treatment? Dr. David Mattson, Director of Roswell Park's Breast Radiation Oncology Program, ...
 

What is radiation therapy and how is it used to treat cancer?


Radiation therapy is used to shrink cancerous tumors by using high energy rays to damage cancer cells. Winship Cancer Institutes's Doctors Peter Rossi and ...