Childhood Leukemia: A Practical Handbook by Gregory H. ReamanChildhood Leukemia: A Practical Handbook by Gregory H. Reaman

Childhood Leukemia: A Practical Handbook

EditorGregory H. Reaman, Franklin O. Smith

Hardcover | December 1, 2010

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This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date compendium on all aspects of childhood leukemia. After introductory chapters on the epidemiology and biology of pediatric leukemia, treatment considerations are extensively reviewed, with emphasis on the use of risk-adjusted treatment approaches. Promising targeted agents are discussed, and strategies for the development of new agents are appraised. The late effects of leukemia and its therapy are then considered in depth, with due attention to management of the psychosocial impact of the disease. Finally, global strategies to improve leukemia care and outcome are reviewed, and future directions discussed. The authors are internationally recognized experts and offer a largely evidence-based consensus on etiology, biology, and treatment. This handbook has far-reaching applicability to the clinical diagnosis and management of pediatric leukemia and will prove invaluable to specialists, generalists, and trainees alike.
Gregory H. Reaman, M.D., is Chair of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) since its inception in 2000 resulting from the merger of four legacy pediatric cancer research organizations, is comprised of over 200 member institutions, dedicated to clinical, translational, and epidemiology research in childhood cancer. Dr. Reaman is a Profess...
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Title:Childhood Leukemia: A Practical HandbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 10.24 × 7.6 × 0 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Genetics and the Epidemiology of Leukemia in Children: Epidemiology of Childhood Acute Leukemia .- Part 2: Biology of Pediatric Leukemia: Biology of Lymphoblastic Leukemia.-Biology of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.- Part 3: Treatment Considerations in Childhood Leukemia: Classification and Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.-Acute Myeloid Leukemia.- Part 4: The Impact of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics of Childhood Leukemia: Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Considerations in the Biology and Treatment of Childhood Leukemia:.- Part 5: The Potential Role of Biologically Targeted Therapy for Childhood Leukemia: Promising Targeted Agents.-Strategies for New Agent Development and Clinical Trial Considerations.- Part 6: Late Effects of Leukemia and Its Therapy: 9. Late Sequelae in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Impact on Long-term Survival and Quality of Life.- Acute Toxicities and Late Sequelae and Survivorship in children with AML:Impact of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant.- Part 7: Psychosocial Implications of Acute Leukemia Diagnosis and Treatment for Children and Families: Appreciation and the Interdisciplinary Management of the Psychosocial Impact of Leukemia on Children and Their Families.- Part 8: Global Strategies to Improve Leukemia Care and Outcome for Children: Improved Outcome for Children with Acute Leukemia: How to Address Global Disparities.-Part 9: Perspectives and Future Direction: Future Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Children with Leukemia.

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From the reviews:"This comprehensive book presents current information on childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). . the book appears to be written for practitioners in pediatric oncology, particularly those who specialize in leukemias. . The combination of clinical and basic knowledge is the best thing about this book. . This book offers the most up-to-date information on childhood acute leukemias comprehensively and concisely. I would recommend it to fellows and junior faculty who want to learn about childhood leukemia in depth." (Nobuko Hijiya, Doody's Review Service, April, 2011)