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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology
Fifth edition
by Philip A. Pizzo

This definitive, most comprehensive text on paediatric oncology is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology presents state-of-the-art information and guidelines on every aspect of paediatric cancer--from molecular biology and genetics to diagnosis, multimodal therapy, follow-up, and supportive care.

This edition has new chapters on:

  • pathology and molecular diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas
  • cellular and gene therapies
  • regulating patient safety in cancer treatment
  • non-rhabdo soft tissue sarcomas of childhood
  • communicating with patients and families

Many of the previous edition's chapters have been rewritten by new contributors. Also included are up-to-date listings of resources for patients, families, and physicians


Biological Basics of Childhood Cancer

  1. Epidemiology of childhood cancer
  2. Childhood cancer and heredity
  3. Molecular and genetic basis of childhood cancer
  4. Biology of childhood cancer
  5. Tumor immunology and pediatric cancer

Diagnosis and Eveluation of the Child with Cancer

  1. Clinical assessment and differential diagnosis of the child with suspected cancer
  2. Pathology and molecular diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas
  3. Diagnostic pathology of pediatric malignancies
  4. Imaging studies in the diagnosis and management of pediatric malignancies

Principles of Multimodal Therapy

  1. General principles of chemotherapy
  2. Evolving molecularly targeted therapies and biotherapeutics
  3. General principles of surgery
  4. Principles of radiation oncology
  5. Cell and gene therapies
  6. Infants and adolescents with cancer: special considerations
  7. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in pediatric oncology
  8. Cancer clinical trials: design, conduct, analysis, and reporting
  9. Regulating patient safety in cancer treatment

Management of Common Cancers of Childhood

  1. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  2. Acute myelogenous leukemia
  3. Chronic leukemias of childhood
  4. Myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders
  5. Hodgkin lymphoma
  6. Malignant non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children
  7. Lymphoproliferative disorders and malignancies related to immunodeficiencies
  8. The histiocytoses
  9. Tumors of the central nervous system
  10. Retinoblastoma
  11. Tumors of the liver
  12. Renal tumors
  13. Neuroblastoma
  14. Rhabdomyosarcoma and the undifferentiated sarcomas
  15. Ewing Sarcoma family of tumors
  16. Nonrhabdomyosarcomatous soft tissue sarcomas
  17. Osteosarcoma
  18. Germ cell tumors
  19. Endocrine tumors
  20. Management of infrequent cancers of childhood

Supportive Care of Children with Cancer

  1. Oncologic emergencies
  2. Hematologic supportive care for children with cancer
  3. Infectious complications in pediatric cancer patients
  4. Nutritioinal supportive care
  5. Symptom management in supportive care
  6. Nursing support of the child with cancer
  7. Rehabilitation of the child with cancer
  8. Psychiatric and psychosocial support for the child and family
  9. The other side of the bed: what caregivers can learn from listening to patients and their families
  10. Ethical considerations in pediatric oncology

Other Issues Arising at Diagnosis, during Treatment, and after Cessation of Therapy

  1. Late effects of childhood cancer and its treatment
  2. Educational issues for children with cancer
  3. Palliative care for the child with advanced cancer
  4. Financial issues in pediatric cancer
  5. Pediatric cancer: advocacy, insurance, education, and employment
  6. Complementary and alternative medical therapies in pediatric oncology
  7. Pediatric oncoloy in countries with limited resources
  8. Preventing cancer in adulthood: advice for the pediatrician
  9. Resources for children with cancer, their families, and physicians


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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology
Fifth edition
by Philip A. Pizzo

2006 • 1,780 pages • $298.00 + shipping
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