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Gunderson vs. Perez

Discussion in 'Radiation Oncology' started by NewRes, Jun 17, 2008.

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  1. NewRes


    Jun 17, 2008
    It's been a while since people posted thoughts on the "New Perez" thread and I am planning to buy one of these monster books. So I would appreciate any suggestions on which one book to buy.
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  3. radonc

    radonc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2002
  4. Gfunk6

    Gfunk6 And to think . . . I hesitated Physician PhD Faculty Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    My opinion is to buy the book with different institutional affiliations than yours. For instance, many faculty at my institution wrote chapters in Perez so I bought Gunderson. It's nice to have fresh perspectives on various subsites rather than simply reinforce your faculty's point of view.
  5. temujim

    temujim Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2002
    nice thing about the new perez is the entire book is on the internet (you get a passcode when you buy the book). That way, you don't have to carry that millstone around. Plus with it online, you can rip tables and figures for your talks.

    head to head though, I like the gunderson; it's more solidly constructed, has better paper (though perez upgraded substantially from their last monstrosity) and on the whole is a better "read".
  6. miamiradonc

    miamiradonc Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    I think that some of the chapters are better for some disease sites than others in each book. It might be helpful to compile a list of the didactically superior chapters from each text. They are excellent complements.
  7. stephew

    stephew SDN Super Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    I think gfunk's advice and miamiradonc's analysis are correct.
    please continue on old thread. Thank you.

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