Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources

A Practical Manual

  • Daniela Cristina Stefan
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Valentino Conter, Roberto Polillo, Erica Brivio, Agostino Faravelli, Giuseppe Masera
    Pages 25-35
  3. Paola Friedrich, Natalie McCall, Natalie McCall, Aziza Shad
    Pages 37-63
  4. Stelios Poyiadjis, Lisine Tuyisenge
    Pages 65-72
  5. Miguela A. Caniza, Gabriela Maron
    Pages 73-90
  6. Paul C. Rogers, Judy Schoeman
    Pages 91-112
  7. Inam Chitsike, Scott C. Howard
    Pages 113-127
  8. John T. Wiernikowski, Ronald D. Barr
    Pages 129-137
  9. Jan Du Plessis, David N. Korones
    Pages 139-152
  10. Kenneth Dollman, Wondu Bekele, Kazuyo Watanabe
    Pages 153-158
  11. Lisa Morrissey, Julia M. Challinor, Eleanor De Beer, Colleen Nixon
    Pages 159-180
  12. Jeannette Parkes, Julie Wetter
    Pages 181-206
  13. Furqan Shaikh, Kalid Asrat, Chifumbe Chintu
    Pages 207-224
  14. Stephen P. Hunger, Federico G. Antillon
    Pages 225-238
  15. Miguel Bonilla, Raul C. Ribeiro
    Pages 239-255
  16. Monika Metzger, Mhamed Harif
    Pages 257-269
  17. David K. Stones, Biobele J. Brown
    Pages 271-290

About this book

Introduction

Typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. However, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. Almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. The diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options. The survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries.​

Keywords

hematology oncology pediatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniela Cristina Stefan
    • 1
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Child HealthStellenbosch University, Tygerberg HospitalTygerbergSouth Africa
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolDana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders CenterBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3891-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3890-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3891-5
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