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First-of-its kind reference on pelvic malignancies

Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Medical Center radiation oncologist William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, is co-editor of Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences, the first-of-its kind stand-alone reference on the subject.

The book provides a state-of-the-art review of the role of radiation therapy in various pelvic malignancies. It reviews radiation therapy for gynecologic, urologic and gastrointestinal cancers. It summarizes clinical and pathologic findings seen with acute and chronic treatment-induced pelvic injuries. Diagnostic modalities and potential treatments are discussed. The book includes a thoughtful chapter on female sexual function and quality of life after treatment for pelvic malignancies -- a subject that is just beginning to be explored.

"This book is intended to promote an overall appreciation and improved understanding of the complex issues affecting patients undergoing treatment for pelvic malignancies," Dr. Small, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO and co-editors Eli D. Ehrenpreis, MD, FACG, AGAF; and R. de W. Marsh, MD, MBChB, FACP write in the preface.

The book, published by Springer, soon will be available in print and ebook editions.

Dr. Small has earned an international reputation in gynecological malignancies. He is co-chair of the National Cancer Institute-funded NRG Oncology Group Gynecological Committee and serves as chair of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup.

Dr. Small is chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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