Demos Medical Publishing Launches the New Edition of the Most Comprehensive Guide to Brachytherapy Available

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New edition thoroughly revised to cover new techniques, treatments for crucial cancer treatment practice

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This new edition constitutes the latest and finest distillation of the literature, techniques, and clinical examples available today, drawing not only on my experience but that of leading brachytherapy experts around the world.

Demos Medical Publishing, a leading publisher serving medical professionals in in oncology, today announced the release of the second edition of Brachytherapy: Applications and Techniques, the book widely acknowledged as the essential book on the practice since its original 2006 release. Edited by Philip M. Devlin, MD, FACR, Chief of Brachytherapy at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston, MA and a leading world authority on brachytherapy, the second edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the newest techniques and treatments for this important modality in cancer treatment, and now includes free access to a downloadable e-book version. Clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter, with accompanying images, demonstrate the real-world, practical applications of brachytherapy for treatment of tumors in sites throughout the body.

The title is available for purchase at: http://www.demosmedical.com/brachytherapy-2e.html

Said Devlin: “Brachytherapy, although underutilized, is at the very heart of cancer care; and it still is arguably the most conformal radiation therapy practiced today. This new edition constitutes the latest and finest distillation of the literature, techniques, and clinical examples available today, drawing not only on my experience but that of leading brachytherapy experts around the world. The years since the release of the first edition have added so much evidence-based support for these practices, and the revision brings this body of knowledge to readers in the most accessible form yet.”

Brachytherapy, Second Edition thoroughly covers every application of this crucial therapy, with fifteen chapters focusing on topics including prostate cancer, gynecologic brachytherapy, skin brachytherapy, pediatric brachytherapy, and the challenges of running a brachytherapy practice. Among the new features in this edition:

  •     Over 300 images now accompany the chapter text and clinical vignettes
  •     Essential tables and spreadsheets enhance the chapter on running a brachytherapy practice
  •     Ten years of technological advancements are assimilated and reviewed in each site-specific chapter
  •     The chapter on prostate brachytherapy has been expanded to include other indications in the genitourinary system
  •     Two entirely new chapters—one chronicling the history of brachytherapy and the other detailing the emergence of skin brachytherapy
  •     Includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable ebook

About Demos Medical

For more than 25 years, Demos Medical Publishing has served the information needs of medical professionals. We publish high-quality books and digital products for physicians and other healthcare providers, and have established an international reputation for excellence in our core areas of neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathology, and oncology. Demos Medical Publishing was acquired by Mannheim Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of the Mannheim Trust, New York, in 2004 and is today a subsidiary of Springer Publishing Company. For more information, see http://www.demosmedical.com.

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