The Surgery of Childhood Tumors

Editors: Carachi, Robert, Grosfeld, Jay L. (Eds.)

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  • The only book on the market devoted to pediatric surgical oncology
  • Heavily illustrated to provide details of operative technique
  • Emphasizes the multidisciplinary approach to childhood tumors
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About this book

Beginning with the scientific basis of tumors, this book provides up-to-date information on epidemiology, cytogenetics, and molecular biology, before examining current treatments for the full range of pediatric tumors. Integration of surgery, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is a dominant theme. In addition, chapters on supportive care, palliative care, and the role of parents’ associations reflect the book's holistic approach. 

All chapters are written by world-renowned international authorities on pediatric cancer from major children's cancer groups. Excellent full-color pictures and line drawings illustrate all aspects of managing childhood tumors, including details of operative techniques neglected in many other texts. This comprehensive book, expanded and updated to encompass the very latest developments and strategies, provides a contemporary approach for pediatric, general, and urological surgeons dealing with childhood tumors.

About the authors

Robert Carachi, MD, PhD, FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Eng), FEBPS, is Professor of Surgical Paediatrics at the University of Glasgow and Head of the Department/Section of Surgical Paediatrics at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, where he has been an Honorary Consultant and a Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon since 1987. Dr. Carachi holds various other positions, including Clinical Lead for Paediatric Telemedicine and Chairman of the Steering Committee for Scotland, Scottish Centre for Telehealth. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Scottish Medical Journal and an Editorial Consultant to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and has been on the editorial board of the European Journal of Paediatric Surgery since 1996. Dr. Carachi is a past President of the Paediatric Surgical Section of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) and is Chairman of the Exam Board for the European Board of Paediatric Surgery. Since 2007 he has been Director of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. He is a visiting professor or lecturer in a wide range of overseas countries. He has authored approximately 150 journal articles and a number of book chapters, and is also an editor or author of 11 previous books.

 

 

Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, is Lafayette F. Page Professor and Chairman Emeritus at the Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was first appointed Professor and Director of Pediatric Su

rgery at I

ndiana University in 1972, and was the first Surgeon-in-Chief of the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. In 1985 he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, the first pediatric surgeon in the USA so honored. In 2003, Dr. Grosfeld stepped down from the Chair of Surgery at Indiana University after serving 19 years in that capacity. Dr.

Grosfeld has won numerous teaching awards at Indiana University, including the prestigious President’s Award.  He has served as President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, President of the Halsted Society, Chairman of the American Board of Surgery, President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, and President of the American Surgical Association. He was awarded the Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons in 1998 and was named Pediatric Surgeon of the Year at the University of Graz, Austria in 2000. In 2002, he received the William E. Ladd Medal from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the highest honor bestowed on a pediatric surgeon in America. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, and the renowned two-volume textbook  Pediatric Surgery. He has published 490 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 134 book chapters and nine textbooks. 

Reviews

“It is an attempt to stay current with this rapidly changing clinical care area which includes the approximately 15,000 cases of childhood malignancies around the world. … The book is written at a level that can be understood and useful for students, house officers, and practicing pediatric oncologists and surgeons. … This is a large, comprehensive, and excellent update on a difficult and notoriously fast-changing topic in childhood care.” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2017)


Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)
  • A Brief History of Pediatric Oncology

    Carachi, Robert, MBE, MD, FRCS, Phd.FEBPS (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Epidemiology of Childhood Tumours

    Stiller, Charles A., MA, MSc

    Pages 7-18

  • Tumor Biology and Environmental Carcinogenesis

    Davidoff, Andrew M., MD

    Pages 19-34

  • Screening for Genetic Susceptibility to Paediatric Tumours

    Murday, Victoria A., BSc, FRCP

    Pages 35-50

  • Genetic Counseling for Childhood Tumors and Inherited Cancer-Predisposing Syndromes

    Tobias, Edward S., BSc, MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FHEA

    Pages 51-66

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-56939-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Surgery of Childhood Tumors
Editors
  • Robert Carachi
  • Jay L. Grosfeld
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-48590-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-48590-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-48588-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-56939-9
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIV, 770
Number of Illustrations
225 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published by Hodder Arnold, London, 1998
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