Doctor Co-edits Reference on Pelvic Malignancies | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Loyola's William Small Jr., MD, is co-editor of first-of-its kind reference on pelvic malignancies

MAYWOOD, Ill. – 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 covers 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 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 and radiation oncologist at Loyola University Medical Center.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.