Loredana Marcu

Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia

Dr. Loredana Marcu is currently a Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Oradea, Romania and holds affiliation with the University of Adelaide, Australia. She received her PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Adelaide. Her 20 years teaching experience, at both Australian and Romanian universities, has been materialised in seven books published on physics, radiobiology and teaching methodologies, with two more volumes on Medical Physics being currently in press. She is author of 5 textbooks and university lab guides, and has over 100 publications and conference presentations worldwide. Dr. Marcu is the recipient of the “Boyce Worthley award 2006” given by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine for her achievements in radiobiology and medical physics.

Loredana Marcu

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While the management of head and neck cancer has evolved over the last few decades, there are still several challenges and unanswered questions that need solutions. This book is a small compilation of some topical aspects regarding head and neck cancer treatment, including the etiology of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers and risk factors in the young population, the challenge of surgical margin definition and the perennial problem of systemic treatment due to distant metastases. Radiobiological aspects are also covered through the Rs of radiotherapy, with a couple of chapters being dedicated to radioresistance and tumour microenvironment. Contemporary Issues in Head and Neck Cancer Management comes as an addition to the existing literature that aims to tackle this radiobiologically challenging tumour.

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