Pediatric Oncology: Surgical and Medical Aspects

by Devendra K Gupta, Robert Carachi

Modern oncology has evolved remarkably over the past two decades, so that now able to treat the unique pathology and disease processes associated with pediatric tumors. Clinicians increasingly must have a comprehensive background in the molecular basis of cancer, as it takes a leading role in determining diagnosis and treatment. The incidence of cancer worldwide for age matched controls for all sites varies between 220 and 320 per 100,000 populations. The highest incidence is in the South American continent followed by Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and Asia in the decreasing order. The term ‘childhood cancer’ describes cancer diagnosed before the age of 15. This includes 30 percent of the total cases of cancer. About half of these die each year. The content of the book is exhaustive and covers a wide spectrum of both pediatric medical and surgical oncologic topics. Most of the contributors are cancer experts from Asian countries including India, Japan, China and Korea. Some of the contributors from Europe have been active in the SIOP study groups and a sparse number from the US and Africa involved with COG studies and similar cancer protocols. The content focuses mainly on surgical oncologic care. The book has been divided into seven sections for easy understanding and smooth flow of ideas from one section to the other. Section 1 on Basic Sciences provides an insight into the epidemiology, genetics, pathology and recent developments in the diagnosis of the various tumors. Section 2 on Clinical Basis deals with the major tumors dealt by pediatric surgeons in great depth and deals with all minute details of handling these cases. Section 3 on Medical Oncology deals with the thee major malignancies in children as dealt by the experts in their field would be beneficial to medical oncologists. The sections 4 and 5 on Subspecialities and Rare Tumors make this book complete in itself on all types of malignancies in children including bone, brain and eye. Sections 6 and 7 deal with Therapeutic Strategies and Long-term Results in Pediatric Surgical Oncology.This book is a very contemporary and informative reference book that should be a useful addition to the surgeon’s library.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Gupta Devendra K
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
2. Carachi Robert Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
ISBN 9788180619663
Speciality Pediatrics, Oncology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10606
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 692
Book Type Professional


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