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Established since 1986 as the definitive text and reference on use of radiation therapy for childhood cancer, Pediatric Radiation Oncology is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fifth Edition. This edition reviews all significant recent clinical trials—including, for the first time, significant European clinical trials—and provides increased coverage of international and Third World issues. The latest cancer staging guidelines are included. New chapters cover psychosocial aspects of radiotherapy for the child and family and medical management of pain, nausea, nutritional problems, and blood count depression in the child with cancer. This edition also has full-color illustrations throughout.

Each specific tumor type is covered in a chapter that can be read in one sitting. For each tumor type, the book provides complete information on diagnostic techniques, staging, treatment strategy, and when and how to employ radiation therapy. The authors discuss current patient management options and provide recommendations on the best course of treatment.

A companion website includes the full text and an image bank.


1: The Cancer Problem in Children
Edward C. Halperin

2: Leukemias in Children
Larry E. Kun

3: Supratentorial Brain Tumors
Larry E. Kun, Shannon McDonald, and Nancy Tarbell

4: Tumors of the Posterior Fossa and Spinal Canal
Larry E. Kun, Shannon McDonald, and Nancy Tarbell

5: Retinoblastoma
James Fontanesi, Jeffery Taub, John P. Kirkpatrick, and Edward C. Halperin

6: Neuroblastoma
Katherine K. Matthay, Daphne Haas-Kogan, and Louis S. Constine

7: Hodgkin Lymphoma
Stephanie Terazakis, Melissa M. Hudson, and Louis S. Constine

8: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Mary Huang, Nancy J. Tarbell, and Howard J. Weinstein

9: Ewing Sarcoma
Karen J. Marcus, Torunn Yock, and Nancy J. Tarbell

10: Osteosarcoma, Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma
Shiayo Y. Woo and Edward C. Halperin

11: Rhabdomyosarcoma
Shannon M. MacDonald, Alison M. Friedman, Nancy J. Tarbell, and Louis S. Constine

12: Soft Tissue Sarcomas Other than Rhabdomyosarcoma; Desmoid Tumor
Kenneth B. Roberts and Edward C. Halperin

13: Wilms' Tumor
John A. Kalapurakal and Edward C. Halperin

14: Liver Tumors in Children
Bow-Wen Chen, Stella Y. Tsai, Skye H. Cheng, and Andrew T. Huang

15: Germ and Stromal Cell Tumors of the Gonads and Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors
Christian Carrie and Edward C. Halperin

16: Endocrine, Aerodigestive Tract, and Breast Tumors
L. Claude and C. Noziéres

17: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Edward C. Halperin

18: Hemangioma, Lymphangioma, and Skin Cancer
Edward C. Halperin, L. Claude, and John P. Kirkpatrick

19: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Debra L. Friedman and Louis S. Constine

20: Secondary Primary Cancers
Smita Bhatia and Louis S. Constine

21: Anesthesia for External Beam Radiotherapy
Scott R. Schulman, Heather J. Frederick, and Edward C. Halperin

22: Stabilization and Immobilization Devices
Kim Light and Edward C. Halperin

23: Cancer Pain Management in Children
Pesach Schvartzman

24: Blood Count Depression in the Child with Cancer
Myriam Ben-Arush

25: Nutritional Problems in the Child with Cancer
Jerry Stein

26: Psychosocial Aspects of Radiotherapy for the Child and Family with Cancer
Shulamith Kreitler, Myriam Ben-Arush, Elena Kriboy, Hana Golan, Michal Kreitler, and Amos Toren


ISBN-13: 9781605472607
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 512
Weight: 3g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Oncology, Paediatrics and Neonatal
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