Surgery of childhood tumors, The
Tumors in children Neoplasms Child Infant
Springer 2016 Third edition.EISBN 9783662485903
Beginning with the scientific basis of tumors, this bookprovides 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 to treating children with cancer. The Surgery of Childhood Tumorsis written byworld-renownedinternational authorities on pediatric cancer frommajor children's cancergroups in the UK, Europe, and the US. Contributors discuss geographical variations in treatment for each type of tumor. Excellent full-color pictures and line drawings illustrate all aspects of managing childhood tumors, including details of operative techniques which are neglected in many other texts. This comprehensive book provides acontemporary approach for pediatric, general, and urological surgeons dealing with childhood tumors. Since the second edition, the book has been significantly expanded and updated in order to encompass the very latest developments and strategies in pediatric surgical oncology.