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1: Peter Hoskin: Introduction 2: Karen Venables: Basic physics 3: Carl Rowbottom: Treatment delivery, IMRT and IGRT 4: Ellen Donovan, Charlotte Coles, Charlotte Westbury and John Yarnold: Breast 5: Sara C Erridge, Elizabeth Toy and Sorcha Campbell: Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours 6: Stephen Faulk: Upper GI 7a: Rob Glynne-Jones, Mark Harrison and David Sebag-Montefiore: Rectal cancer 7b: David Sebag-Montefiore, Mark Harrison and Robert Glynne-Jones: Squamous carcinoma of the anus 8a: S Hafeez, A Creak and DP Dearnaley: External Beam Radiotherapy for prostate cancer 8b: Nicholas James, Elizabeth Southgate and Anjali Zarkar: Bladder cancer 8c: Peter Hoskin: Testis 8d: Peter Hoskin: Penis 9a: Melanie Powell and Alexandra Taylor: Uterus 9b: Peter Hoskin: Vulva and vagina 10: Mary K Gospodarowicz, Richard W Tsang, David C Hodgson and Peter Hoskin: Lymphomas 11: Neil G Burnet, Fiona Harris, Raj Jena, Kate E Burton and Sarah J Jefferies: CNS tumours 12: Christopher Nutting and Michele Saunders: Head and neck cancer 13: C Corner and Peter Hoskin: Skin cancer 14: Anna Cassoni: Sarcomas of soft tissue and bone 15: Roger E Taylor: Principles of paediatric radiation oncology 16: Peter Hoskin: Radiotherapy planning for metastatic disease 17: Patricia Diez and Edwin GA Aird: Quality assurance in radiotherapy

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Highly Commended in the Oncology Category, BMA Medicine Book Awards 2013

About the Author

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.


External Beam Therapy, Second Edition is an essential, practical guide to the use of external beam radiotherapy, highlighting the rapid technological advances made in recent years. It is an invaluable companion to trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiography, and clinical or radiation oncology. * Anticancer Research *
A very nice and practically useful book for those involved in radiotherapy planning, clinical decision-making, and delivery. ... Trainees in radiotherapy in particular will find this book invaluable. It is a text that will be used rather than simply gather dust on the shelf. * BMA Medical Book Competition 2007 (from a review of the previous edition) *
This clear, concise handbook provides an up-to-date mixture of evidence-based medicine and expert opinion for the relevant clinical application of external beam radiotherapy. With its easy-to-use format, it will be a valuable part of the radiotherapy library. * Doody's Notes *
A practical guide to daily clinical practice in the radiotherapy department. External Beam Therapy is an invaluable companion to trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiography, and clinical or radiation oncology. * Anticancer Research 26 *

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