Oxford Textbook of Cancer in Children (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198797210

Hubert N. Caron; Andrea Biondi; Tom Boterberg; Francois Doz
320 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Mar 2020
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The outcome for children with cancer has shown enormous improvement since the first edition of this book was published in 1975. In economically privileged countries, overall survival rates have now reached 80% at five years from diagnosis, and most of these young people will become long term survivors. The Oxford Textbook of Cancer in Children offers state-of-the-art descriptions of the approach needed for the optimal management of children with cancer, and guidance on current treatments available due to the advances made over the past decade.
This seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, including brand new chapters on cancer immunotherapy in children, and cancer in adolescents and young adults, plus expanded treatment of tumours of the brain and central nervous system. The book primarily provides clear and up-to-date clinical guidance for use in treatment settings whilst offering a useful background to the biology of individual tumour types and the history of the development of specific treatments.

With an international and multi-disciplined authorship comprising of paediatric oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, imaging specialists, psychologists, nurses, and many others, the text illustrates how the paediatric oncology community works globally and collaboratively in order to drive forward new therapies, build our knowledge of these diseases, and achieve the common aim of curing childhood cancer. In this new edition, Professors Biondi and Caron have been joined by Professor Francois Doz, who has a distinguished international reputation, particularly in the treatment of childhood brain tumours and retinoblastoma, as well as early drug development. They have also been joined by Professor Tom Boterberg, a world renowned radio-oncologist for children with cancer.

This book will be of value to paediatric oncologists, trainee paediatric oncologists, paediatric haematologists, and other professionals working in paediatric oncology: nurses, AHPs, surgeons, and clinical oncologists.


Charles A. Stiller and Gemma Gatta: 1 The epidemiology of cancer in children and adolescents

Kieran McHugh and Thierry A.G.M. Huisman: 2 Imaging in paediatric oncology

Michel Zwaan, Gareth J. Veal, and Lucas Moreno: 3 Chemotherapy and other anti-cancer drugs: current knowledge and new perspectives

Mark Gaze and Tom Boterberg : 4 Radiotherapy in paediatric oncology

Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Stefania Galimberti, and Pamela Kearns: 5 Clinical trials in childhood cancer

Leontien C. M. Kremer, Erik A.H. Loeffen, and Bob S. Phillips: 6 Evidence-based paediatric oncology

Adriana Balduzzi, Giovanna Lucchini, Jean-Hugues Dalle, and Rupert Handgretinger: 7 Allogeneic stem cell transplantation in children and adolescents with malignancies

Koichi Hirabayashi, Gianpietro Dotti, and Barbara Savoldo: 8 Cancer Immunotherapy in Children

Marianne van de Wetering and Bob S. Phillips: 9 Supportive care during treatment

Martha Grootenhuis, Momcilo Jankovic, Esther van den Bergh, and Femke Aarsen: 10 Psychosocial care

Michelle Koh, Finella Craig, and Joanne Wolfe: 11 Palliative Care for Children with Advanced Cancer

Elizabeth Molyneux, Trijn Israels, and Scott C. Howard: 12 Cancer treatment in low- and middle-income countries

Lucy J.W. Jones, Emmanouil Saloustros, Andrea Ferrari, and Dan Stark: 13 Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

Lars Hjorth, Riccardo Haupt, Gisela Michel, Maria Luisa Garre, Leontien Kremerand, and Rod Skinner: 14 Late effects of therapy and survivorship issues

Denis Schewe, Mignon Loh, Rob Pieters, and Martin Schrappe: 15 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Gertjan Kaspers and Dirk Reinhardt: 16 Acute myeloid leukaemia

Henrik Hasle and Charlotte M. Niemeyer : 17 Myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloid leukaemia of Down syndrome, and juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia

Veronique Minard-Colin and Catherine Patte: 18 Non-Hodgkin lymphomas in children and adolescents

Judith Landman-Parker and Francoise Montravers: 19 Hodgkin lymphoma: modern management of children and young adults

Maurizio Arico, Cor van den Bos, and Sheila Weitzman: 20 Childhood histiocytoses

Michel Zerah, David Walker, and Shaarna Whitton : 21 Symptoms and emergencies in children with brain and spinal tumors

Dannis van Vuurden, Darren Hargrave, Dominik Sturm, and David T.W. Jones : 22 Glial CNS tumours of childhood

Maura Massimino, Eric Bouffet, and Vijay Ramaswamy : 23 Embryonal tumours

Cecile Faure Conter, Didier Frappaz, Kristian W. Pajtler, and Stefan M. Pfister : 24 Other CNS tumours of childhood

Hans Merks and Gianni Bisogno : 25 Soft tissue sarcomas

Stefan Bielack, Michael Paulussen, and Lee Helman : 26 Bone tumors

Norbert Graf and Christophe Bergeron : 27 Wilms' and other renal tumours

Angelika Eggert, Garrett Brodeur, and Gudrun Schleiermacher: 28 Neuroblastoma

Gabriele Calaminus and James C. Nicholson: 29 Germ Cell Tumours

Giorgio Perilongo and Jozsef Zsiros: 30 Childhood liver tumours

Guillermo Chantada and Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo: 31 Retinoblastoma

About the author: 

Edited by Hubert N. Caron, Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Emma Children's Hospital AMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Andrea Biondi, Director of the Department and the School of Paediatrics, San Gerardo Hospital, and Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy, Tom Boterberg, Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, and Associate Professor, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, and François Doz, Professor of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, University Paris, Descartes, and Paediatric Oncologist and Deputy Director for clinical research and training, SIREDO Oncology Centre, Institut Curie, Paris, France

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