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First-of-its kind reference on pelvic malignancies published

Loyola University Health System

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Medical Center radiation oncologist William Small, Jr., M.D., is co-editor of "Radiation Therapy for 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," Small, and co-editors Eli D. Ehrenpreis, M.D., and R. de W. Marsh, M.D., write in the preface.

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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.

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

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