Cancer in Children: Clinical Management (6th edition)

Michael C.G. Stevens; Hubert N. Caron; Andrea Biondi
Pub date
Dec 2011
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Cancer in Children is an established and highly regarded introduction to paediatric oncology. In a clear and concise way, it covers the aetiology, symptoms, and treatment of cancer in children, the complications that can arise during treatment, and the various outcomes of the illness. This new edition brings together an international group of highly respected editors and contributors to provide evidence-based information on how to investigate and treat the common cancers in childhood. State-of-the-art descriptions of what is basic and essential for management is included; there are new chapters on clinical trials, evidence based practice, the treatment of cancer in less well-resourced countries, stem cell and immunotherapy, other malignant / borderline haematological conditions (myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders), and on imaging. These all reflect important changes in the focus of the speciality in recent years. Aimed at paediatric oncologists, and trainees in oncology and paediatrics, this leading text will also appeal to paediatric nurses, cancer nurses, and paramedical paediatric staff.


1. The epidemiology of cancer in children and adolescents
2. The biology of cancer in children
3. Imaging in paediatric oncology
4. Chemotherapy: current knowledge and new perspectives
5. Radiotherapy in paediatric oncology
6. Clinical trials in childhood cancer
7. Allogeneic stem cell and immunotherapy
8. Supportive care during treatment
9. Psychosocial care
10. Palliative care for children with advanced cancer
11. Cancer treatment in low- and middle-income countries
12. Late effects of therapy and survivorship issues
13. Evidence based paediatric oncology
14. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
15. Acute myeloid leukemia
16. Myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloid leukaemia of Down syndrome, and juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia
17. Malignant Non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children
18. Hodgkin's lymphoma: Modern management of children and young adults
19. The histiocytoses
20. Tumours of the central nervous system
21. Soft tissue sarcomas
22. Bone tumours
23. Wilms' and other renal tumours
24. Neuroblastoma
25. Germ cell tumours
26. Childhood liver tumours
27. Retinoblastoma
28. Other rare tumours

About the author: 

Michael C. G. Stevens, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, University of Bristol and Consultant Paediatric Oncologist Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Professor of Paediatric Bristol, UK; Hubert N. Caron, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Emma Kinder Ziekenhuis, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Andrea Biondi, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Milano-Bicocca; Director, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital S.Gerardo/Fondazione MBBM, Monza, Italy

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