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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources

A Practical Manual

Stefan, Daniela Cristina, Rodriguez-Galindo, Carlos (Eds.)

2014, XIV, 415 p. 67 illus., 47 illus. in color.

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  • ​Only book to present essential knowledge on the diagnosis and therapy of hematology-oncology diseases in children, particularly in regions with limited resources Features the management of cancers with associated pathology like AIDS, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis Includes simplified therapy protocols, pain therapy and palliation, as well as ward procedures such as bone marrow aspiration/biopsies, intravenous therapy and chemotherapy drugs mixing Provides an overview of pediatric cancer epidemiology, cancer registration and organizing support networks​Written and edited by experienced and respected leaders in the field

Typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. However, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. Almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. The diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options. The survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries.​

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » hematology - oncology - pediatrics

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Pediatrics

Table of contents 

1.  Childhood Cancer in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries in the Twenty-first Century

            DC Stefan


2.  Cancer Registries and the Descriptive Epidemiology of Pediatric Cancer in Low and Middle-Income Countries

            Karina B. Ribeiro & Lindsay Frazier


3. The role of international organizations on collaboration for global pediatric cancer control

            Tezer Kutluk & Julie Torode


4. The role of twinning programs and telemedicine in pediatric oncology in developing countries

            Valentino Conter, Roberto Polillo, Erica Brivio, Agostino Faravelli, Giuseppe Masera


5. Pediatric Cancer Units and Optimization of Resources

            Paola Friedrich, Natalie McCall, Aziza Shad


6. Early Warning Signs of Cancer in Children / Models for Early Diagnosis

            Stelios Poyiadjis & Lisine Tuyisenge


7.  Care and Prevention of Infection

            Miguela A. Caniza & Gabriela Maron


8. Nutritional Assessment and Intervention

            Paul C Rogers & Judy Schoeman


9.  Oncologic Emergencies in developing countries

            Inam Chitke & Scott C. Howard


10. Essential Medicines and Pharmacy Services in Developing Countries

            John T. Wiernikowski & Ronald D. Barr


11. Palliative and Supportive Care

            Jan Du Plessis & David N. Korones


12. Psycho-social Aspects / Parent Support Groups

            Kenneth Dollman, Wondu Bekele,  & Kazuyo Watanabe

13. Nursing Care of Children with Cancer in Limited Resource Settings 

            Lisa Morrissey, Julia Challinor, Sr. Eleanor De Beer, & Colleen Nixon


14. Paediatric Radiotherapy in Developing countries

            Jeannette Parkes & Julie Wetter


15. Procedures in Pediatric Oncology: Practical Guidelines

            Furqan Shaikh, Kalid Asrat, Chifumbe Chintu


16. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

            Stephen P. Hunger & Federico G. Antillon


17. Acute Myeloid Leukemia

            M. Bonilla & R. Ribeiro


18. Hodgkin Lymphoma

            Monika Metzger & Mhamed Harif


19. Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in Low and Middle resource countries

            David K Stones &  Biobele J Brown


20. Retinoblastoma    

            Guillermo L Chantada &  Carlos Leal Leal


21. Soft tissue sarcomas in developing countries

            Iyad Sultan, Roberta Ortiz, & Andrea Ferrari



Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Fulgencio Baez,  & Ana Patricia Alcasabas


23. Neuroblastoma

            Soad Fuentes Alabí & Nehal S. Parikh


24. Nephroblastoma in developing countries - a practical approach

            J J Atteby, Norbert Graf,  & Gordan M. Vujanic



25. Paediatric neuro-oncology in countries with limited resources

            Nisreen Amayiri & Eric Bouffet


26. HIV and malignancy in children

            Joyce Balagadde – Kambugu, Jackson Orem, & D Cristina Stefan


27. Hematopoietic stem cell transplant in developing countries- practical guidelines

            Julia Palma B & Cristián Sotomayor F


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