The Downstate series of research in psychiatry and psychology

Childhood Cancer

Impact on the Family

Authors: Christ, Adolf E., Flomenhaft, Kalman

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The past decade has brought extraordinary gains in the outlook for children stricken with cancer. Though cancer remains a leading cause of death for children and young adults, more victims of child­ hood cancer today will survive than will die. The therapeutic advances and the optimism they instill have prompted researchers and clinicians to analyze the impact of cancer upon young patients and their famil,ies and to devise more effective intervention strategies. Hope and survival, juxtaposed with the continuing high mortality associated with certain forms of the illness, add new challenges to management of the psychosocial aspects of cancer. To respond to these challenges we need research as rigorous as that which continues to make inroads in treating the physical illness. This specific concern for the needs of children suffering from cancer and their families has paralleled an increasing sensitivity on the part of the medical community and the public at large to the limitations of specialized, high technology health care practices.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction: Psychosocial Challenges in Childhood Cancer

    Christ, Adolph E., M.D.

    Pages 1-2

  • Psychogenic Etiology and Prognosis of Cancer—Current Status of Theory

    Fox, Bernard H., Ph.D.

    Pages 3-29

  • Psychogenesis, Stress, Immunity and Cancer Etiology and Prognosis: Discussion of Dr. Fox’s Paper

    Miller, Denis R., M.D.

    Pages 31-34

  • Complexity of Cancer Etiologies: Panel Discussion

    Christ, Adolph E. (et al.)

    Pages 35-41

  • Clinical Cancer Research: Patient, Parent and Physician Interactions

    Miller, Denis R., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 43-81

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Childhood Cancer
Book Subtitle
Impact on the Family
Authors
Series Title
The Downstate series of research in psychiatry and psychology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-7266-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-7266-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-7268-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
302
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