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Medicine - Surgery | The Surgery of Childhood Tumors

The Surgery of Childhood Tumors

Carachi, Robert, Grosfeld, Jay L., Azmy, Amir F. (Eds.)

Originally published by Hodder Arnold, 1998

2nd, corr. and enlarged ed. 2008, XXVI, 626p. 505 illus., 157 illus. in color.

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  • One-stop reference work on all aspects of childhood tumors
  • Each tumor is dealt with in detail providing epidemiology, cytogenetics, and molecular biology
  • Includes details of operative techniques supplemented by operative illustrations
  • Integrates scientific and technological developments with guidelines for diagnosis and therapy

Beginning with the scientific basis of tumors, 'The Surgery of Childhood Tumors' provides up-to-date information on epidemiology, cytogenetics and molecular biology, before looking at current treatments, integrating surgery, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Additionally, a chapter on counseling reflects the book's holistic approach to treating children with cancer.

The chapters are written by  world-renowned  international authorities on pediatric cancer from major children's cancer groups in the UK, Europe and the US. Contributors discuss geographical variations in treatment for each type of tumor. Excellent full-colour pictures and detailed line drawings illustrate all aspects of managing childhood tumors, including technical details of operation which are often neglected in other texts. This comprehensive book provides a  contemporary approach for pediatric, general and urological surgeons dealing with childhood tumors. New chapters in this second edition provide the latest developments and strategies in pediatric surgical oncology.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » cancer - carcinogenesis - childhood - cytogenetics - genetics - imaging - immunotherapy - liver tumor - molecular biology - oncology - pain - radiotherapy - surgery - surgical oncology - tumor

Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Surgery

Table of contents 

A.- Epidemiology of Childhood Tumors.- Tumor Biology and Environmental Carcinogenesis.- Genetic Counseling for Childhood Tumors and Inherited Cancer-Predisposing Syndromes.- Tumor Markers.- Tumor Imaging.- Tumor Pathology — General Principles.- Chemotherapy and Novel Targeted Therapies.- Radiotherapy.- B.- Perinatal Tumors.- Renal Tumors.- Neuroblastoma and Other Adrenal Tumors.- Liver Tumors in Children.- Malignant Germ Cell Tumors.- Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Lymphoma.- C.- Bone Tumors: Limb Salvage.- Head and Neck Tumors.- Brain Tumors, Intraocular and Orbital Tumors.- Thoracic Tumors.- Rare Tumors.- Reconstructive Surgery.- Surgical Complications of Childhood Tumors.- Supportive Care of Children with Cancer.- Long-term Effects of Childhood Cancer Therapy on Growth and Fertility.- Second Tumors.- Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Cancer.- New Treatments and New Strategies.- Central Venous Access.- Palliative Care and Pain Management.- Parents’ Associations and Support Groups.- Erratum.- Chemotherapy and Novel Targeted Therapies.

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