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Developments in Oncology

Childhood Leukemia: Present Problems and Future Prospects

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Children#x2019;s Cancer Tokyo, Japan, December 7–9, 1989

Editors: Kobayashi, Noburo, Akera, Tai, Mizutani, Shuki (Eds.)

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Twenty years ago when Children's Cancer Association of Japan was born, the diagnosis of childhood leukemia amounted to a death sentence. Only 20% or so of children with leukemia survived more than 5 years. Since then, enormous improvements have been achieved regarding our understanding on the etiology, diagnosis, and the treatment of childhood leukemia. Now, 70% of children with leukemia survive and enter adult life. Even though the improved survival rate of children with leukemia represents a medical success story, we now face new problems. The first problem is the fact that we still lose 20-30% of patients with childhood leukemia. To address this problem, we need to understand the etiology, epidemiology, and biology of leukemia; to identify the patients at greater risk; and to develop adequate treatments. The second problem is the treatment itself. Even though efficacious, the modem treatment for leukemia is a grueling experience for children and their families. We should develop a total care system for families and children based on a deep understanding of their needs. The third problem is the aftereffects of the treatment and of cured leukemia. Extensive radiation and chemotherapy have an entirely different spectrum of long-term effects on children than on adults. These treatments in the early stage of life, when the mind and body are developing, create many physical and psychological problems. These are the present problems of childhood leukemia.

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'Overall I found this an interesting collection of papers which well summarises the studies made in the treatment of children with cancer between the first and second symposia. It would be a worthwhile volume to have on the shelves of one's library and is relatively up to date despite the 2 year lag between meeting and publication.' Australian Cancer Society 16:2 1992

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Etiological Mechanisms in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Pages 3-22

    Greaves, Melvyn F. (et al.)

  • The Effects of Hemopoietic Factors on Stem Cells in In Vitro

    Pages 23-31

    Ogawa, Makio (et al.)

  • Bone Marrow Stromal Cells and Hematopoiesis

    Pages 33-41

    Harigaya, Kenichi

  • Gene Transfer Investigations of Oncogenes Activated by Chromosomal Translocations in Human Lymphomas and Leukemias: BCL2 and C-MYC

    Pages 43-50

    Reed, John C. (et al.)

  • Molecular Studies of Chromosomal Translocations in Childhood Leukemias

    Pages 51-58

    Cleary, Michael L., M.D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Childhood Leukemia: Present Problems and Future Prospects
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Children#x2019;s Cancer Tokyo, Japan, December 7–9, 1989
Editors
  • Noburo Kobayashi
  • Tai Akera
  • Shuki Mizutani
Series Title
Developments in Oncology
Series Volume
65
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3898-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3898-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1138-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6739-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 265
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