Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology

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9781605476827: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology

Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology provides a comprehensive review of the multiple disciplines that make up the care and research agendas for children with cancer. It is the most comprehensive textbook of pediatric oncology ever put together, covering biology and genetics and detailing the diagnosis, multimodal treatment, and long-term management of patients with cancer. The fundamental principles of supportive care and the psychosocial aspects of support for patients and families are also discussed.

Twenty percent of the chapters in this edition are either brand-new or written by new contributors, and all the other chapters have been considerably updated. The book provides state-of-the-art information on the molecular genetics and biology of cancer as well as new approaches to diagnosis and management.

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Surgical Oncology -- "Principles and Practice is widely accepted to have a pedigree as one of the most comprehensive books in this field. It has been thoroughly revised for its fifth edition. With specific regard to the surgeon there is a very good chapter on the princples of surgical therapy written by some of the big names of North American Paediatric Surgery. This reaffirms the importance of the 'Paediatric Surgical Oncologist', and nicely covers the principles of surgery. There is an excellent discussion on the risks of anaesthesia for anterior mediastinal masses with a clear algorithm for pre-operative investigations to assess the risk and provide a guide to the safest method of biopsy. The main appeal of this book, however, is the fact that the surgeon can easily find detailed information on such things as tumour markers, diagnosis, In summary the book covers all aspects of children's cancer in detail. This book is an excellent reference text and would form the cornerstone of knowledge for a busy paediatric surgical oncologist."

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