Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources

A Practical Manual

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

  • ​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

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About this book

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.​

About the authors

Dr. Cristina Stefan is Professor, Senior Consultant, and Head of Hematology and Oncology Service, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Univeristy of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Children's Hospital (South Africa).

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo is Associate Medical Director for Clinical Trials at the Dana-Farber Harvard Medical Cancer Center, the Director of the Pediatric Solid Tumor Program, Medical Director of the Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials, Program Leader for Experimental Therapeutics in the Department of Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Childhood Cancer in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries in the Twenty-First Century

    Stefan, Daniela Cristina

    Pages 1-5

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

    Ribeiro, Karina B. (et al.)

    Pages 7-18

  • The Role of International Organizations on Collaboration for Global Pediatric Cancer Control

    Kutluk, Tezer (et al.)

    Pages 19-23

  • The Role of Twinning Programs and Telemedicine in Pediatric Oncology

    Conter, Valentino (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Pediatric Cancer Units and Optimization of Resources

    Friedrich, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources
Book Subtitle
A Practical Manual
Editors
  • Daniela Cristina Stefan
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3891-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3891-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3890-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5351-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 415
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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