Cancer in Children: Clinical Management

Hardcover | January 11, 2012

EditorMichael C. G. Stevens, Hubert N. Caron, Andrea Biondi

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Cancer in Children is an established and highly regarded introduction to paediatric oncology. In a clear and concise way, it covers the aetiology, symptoms, and treatment of cancer in children, the complications that can arise during treatment, and the various outcomes of the illness.This new edition brings together an international group of highly respected editors and contributors to provide evidence-based information on how to investigate and treat the common cancers in childhood. State-of-the-art descriptions of what is basic and essential for management is included; thereare new chapters on clinical trials, evidence based practice, the treatment of cancer in less well-resourced countries, stem cell and immunotherapy, other malignant / borderline haematological conditions (myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders), and on imaging. These all reflect importantchanges in the focus of the speciality in recent years.Aimed at paediatric oncologists, and trainees in oncology and paediatrics, this leading text will also appeal to paediatric nurses, cancer nurses, and paramedical paediatric staff.

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Cancer in Children is an established and highly regarded introduction to paediatric oncology. In a clear and concise way, it covers the aetiology, symptoms, and treatment of cancer in children, the complications that can arise during treatment, and the various outcomes of the illness.This new edition brings together an international gr...

Michael C. G. Stevens is Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Bristol, UK. Hubert N. Caron is Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Emma Kinder Ziekenhuis, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. C. A. Stiller and A. Shah: The epidemiology of cancer in children and adolescents2. H. Kovar and S. Izraeli: The biology of cancer in children3. Keiran McHugh and Thierry Huisman: Imaging in paediatric oncology4. Arnauld Verschuur and Michel Zwaan: Chemotherapy: current knowledge and new perspectives5. Mark Gaze and Tom Boterberg: Radiotherapy in paediatric oncology6. Kathy Pritchard-Jones and Maria Grazia Valsecchi: Clinical trials in childhood cancer7. Rupert Handgretinger and R. Maarten Egeler: Allogeneic stem cell and immunotherapy8. J.C. Chisholm and M.D. van de Wetering: Supportive care during treatment9. Martha Grootenhuis, Esther Meijer-van den Bergh, Jantien Vrijmoet-Wiersma and Momcilo Jankovic: Psychosocial care10. Michelle Koh, Finella Craig and Joanne Wolfe: Palliative care for children with advanced cancer11. Elizabeth Molyneux and Scott C. Howard: Cancer treatment in low- and middle-income countries12. Lars Hjorth, Riccardo Haupt and Rod Skinner: Late effects of therapy and survivorship issues13. Leontien C.M. Kremer and Bob S. Phillips: Evidence based paediatric oncology14. Rob Pieters and Martin Schrappe: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia15. Gertjan J.L. Kaspers and Dirk Reinhardt: Acute myeloid leukemia16. Henrik Hasle and Charlotte Niemeyer: Myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloid leukaemia of Down syndrome, and juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia17. Angelo Rosolen and Thomas Gross: Malignant Non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children18. Robert J Johnston, Dieter Korholz and W. Hamish B. Wallace: Hodgkin's lymphoma: Modern management of children and young adults19. M. Arico and S. Weitzman: The histiocytoses20. Stuart Smith, Franck Bourdeaut, Frank Saran, Francois Doz and David A. Walker: Tumours of the central nervous system21. Gianni Bisogno and Andrea Ferrari: Soft tissue sarcomas22. Michael Paulussen, Stefan S. Bielack, H. Kovar, Herbert Jurgens and Mark L. Bernstein: Bone tumours23. Norbert Graf and Christophe Bergeron: Wilms' and other renal tumours24. Angelika Eggert and Alberto Garaventa: Neuroblastoma25. Gabriele Calaminus and James C. Nicholson: Germ cell tumours26. Giorgio Perilongo and Jozsef Zsiros: Childhood liver tumours27. Guillermo L. Chantada and Carlos Rodriguez Galindo: Retinoblastoma28. Beatriz de Camargo, Yves Reguerre and Daniel Orbach: Other rare tumours

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`Review from previous edition Review from previous edition This fourth edition is a necessary modern review of paediatric malignancies and their management. It has been carefully reviewed and updated by leading figures in their disease specific fields... the book can be highly recommended forits homogenous high quality chapters and well balanced approach, and will be required reading for all trainees and consultants involved in the care of paediatric oncology patients... it represents one of the most up to date and useful reviews in paediatric oncology.' CME Oncology