Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Editor(s): Edward J. Estlin, Richard J. Gilbertson, Robert F. Wynn

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405153508

Online ISBN: 9781444315134

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315134

About this Book

This new textbook has an international authorship and is a practical, up-to-date resource for clinicians responsible for the care of children with oncologic and malignant hematologic disease. It is specifically designed for practicing oncologists and hematologists, pediatricians with an interest in childhood cancer and trainees seeking a systematic approach to these disorders.   This new textbook has an emphasis on the visual presentation and ease of reading of contemporary and comprehensive information for children's cancers and contains detailed tables, fact boxes and illustrations.

The textbook begins with an introduction to the general principles of the scientific foundation and treatment of childhood cancers and hematological malignancies. Separate sections are then devoted to descriptions of central nervous system tumors, hematological malignancies and solid tumors of childhood which encompass epidemiology, cellular and molecular biology, cancer genetics, immunology, pharmacology and the findings of clinical trials. For each area of science covered, key original references and reviews are highlighted to direct further reading.

Diagnostic, biological, and therapeutic issues are integrated into each tumor-specific chapter, with evidence supporting the current rationales for risk stratification and the development of novel therapies. A final section then explores supportive care, palliative care, late effects considerations and psychosocial issues as relate to children's cancer.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–6)

      Edward J. Estlin, Richard J. Gilbertson and Robert F. Wynn

  1. Part I: Central Nervous System Tumors of Childhood

    1. Chapter 3

      Ependymoma (pages 24–33)

      Thomas E. Merchant and Richard J. Gilbertson

  2. Part II: Hematological Disorders

  3. Part III: Solid Tumors of Childhood

    1. Chapter 12

      Neuroblastoma (pages 163–192)

      Sucheta J. Vaidya and Andrew D. J. Pearson

    2. Chapter 15

      Bone Tumors (pages 234–257)

      Richard Gorlick, Martha Perisoglou and Jeremy Whelan

    3. Chapter 16

      Hepatic Tumors (pages 258–274)

      Penelope Brock, Derek J. Roebuck and Jack Plaschkes

    4. Chapter 18

      Retinoblastoma (pages 306–318)

      Edward J. Estlin, François Doz and Michael Dyer

  4. Part IV: Supportive Care, Long- Term Issues, and Palliative Care

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