Cancer in Children is the first volume in this new series, sponsored by the DICC, on the treatment of cancer. The editors and authors feel strongly that more standardization is needed on a worldwide basis in cancer therapy. This, of course, is only possible if experts from all countries subscribe to a joint policy of making their treatment designs available to practising oncologists all over the world. Current Treatment of Cancer will discuss all the equipment and methods now in use in cancer therapy. It will cover all types of cancer, thus providing the reader with comprehensive information on cancer manage- ment. The appearance of a book on paediatric oncology as the first in the series is intentional: in recent decades there has been a tremendous improvement in the treatment of cancer in children, and there is hope for even further success in this fight. We are convinced that this book and the series it is introducing will help us to make a concerted response to the challenge of cancer.
General Chapters.- 1. Aetiology and Epidemiology.- 2. Oncogenes and Chromosomal Aberrations.- 3. Pharmacology of Cytostatic Drugs.- 4. Chemotherapy.- 5. Radiation Therapy.- 6. Surgical Oncology in Children.- 7. Supportive Care.- 8. Infections in Children with Malignant Disease.- 9. Delayed Consequences of Therapy.- 10. Clinical Trials and Cooperative Studies.- 11. Paediatric Imaging.- Special Chapters.- 12. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.- 13. Acute Non-Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.- 14. Chronic Leukaemia.- 15. Malignant B Cell Lymphoma of Childhood.- 16. Malignant T Cell and Other Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.- 17. Hodgkin's Disease.- 18. Current Concepts and Treatment of Histiocytosis X (Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis).- 19. Germ Cell Tumours.- 20. Tumours of the Central Nervous System.- 21. Tumours of the Eye and Orbit.- 22. Tumours of the Sympathetic Nervous System - Neuroblastoma, Ganglioneuroma and Phaeochromocytoma.- 23. Tumours of the Kidney.- 24. Liver Tumours.- 25. Tumours of the Endocrine Glands.- 26. Osteosarcoma and Chondrosarcoma.- 27. Ewing's Sarcoma.- 28. Rhabdomyosarcoma.- 29. Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Children.- 30. Skin Tumours.- 31. Carcinomas and Other Very Rare Tumours.
Series: Uicc Current Treatment of Cancer
Number Of Pages: 365
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised