, Adrenal and Endocrine Tumors in Children' is the third volume in the series, 'Cancer Treatment and Research' devoted to pediatric oncology. Like its predecessors, it is organized into two sections. The first section again deals with issues of basic research germane to the understanding of childhood malignancies. In volume 3, the scope of the first section has been broadened to include a review that is epidemiologically oriented and a second review that is psychologically oriented. In the second part, major pediatric oncology units in Japan, Australia, Europe and the Americas have been invited to report their experience with of the multiple endocrine adrenal cortical carcinomas and the presentation neoplasia syndromes in children. In addition to these institutional reports of case material, there are reviews on genetics, pathology, and a diagnostic evaluation of children. The overview chapter on adrenal cortical carcinoma includes recommendations for radiotherapy from Dr. D' Angio and for che- motherapy from Dr. Philip Schein. Individuals using these recommended therapies are encouraged to report their results to the editors.
The informa- tion will then be made available to others on request. List of Contributors ACTON, Dr. Ronald, Diabetes Research Hospital, Room 817, 1808 7th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. BAUM, Edward S., M.D., Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University Medical School, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Child- ren's Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614, USA. BENZ, Dr. Chris c., Dept. of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA.
Section 1.- 1. The use of young nude mice to study metastasis of human neoplasms.- 2. Potentials and limitations for the use of radiation sensitizers of resistant hypoxic cells in tumors.- 3. A review of evidence that the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) might be causative in childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).- 4. Inhibitors of microtubule formation.- 5. Biochemical modulation as a guide to rational combination chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.- 6. Psychological intervention for pain in pediatric cancer patients.- Section 2.- 7. The role of ultrasonography, computed tomography, scintigraphy and angiography in the localization of adrenal disease.- 8. The surgical management of tumors of the adrenal gland.- 9. Pathologic features of childhood adrenocortical tumors.- 10. The multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes.- 11. Adrenal cortical carcinoma in children: 42 patients treated from 1958 to 1980 at Villejuif.- 12. Functioning adrenocortical tumors in childhood.- 13. Adrenocortical neoplasia in the pediatric age group: A clinicopathologic study of seven cases.- 14. Adrenocortical carcinoma in children: Experience at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1961-1980.- 15. Adrenocortical carcinoma in children.- 16. Adrenal cortical carcinoma and multiple endocrine neoplasia.- 17. Experience with adrenal cortical carcinoma in children.- 18. Cancer of the adrenal gland in children: Experience at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute.- 19. Carcinoma of the adrenal gland in children: A study of 12 patients.- 20. Childhood multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma and adrenal cortical carcinoma: MCH experience.- 21. Multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 2b: Experience at Villejuif.- 22. Overview on the management of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC).- 23. Overview of the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes in infancy and childhood.