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Cancer in Children

Clinical Management

  • H. Julian G. Bloom
  • Jean Lemerle
  • Malte K. Neidhardt
  • Paul A. Voûte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. General Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. W. Miller
      Pages 3-8
    3. R. Gérard-Marchant
      Pages 9-22
    4. H. B. Eckstein, E. F. Battersby
      Pages 23-28
    5. D. Pearson, G. J. D’Angio
      Pages 29-47
    6. A. E. Evans, M. H. Donaldson
      Pages 48-61
    7. O. Schweisguth
      Pages 72-75
    8. M. K. Neidhardt
      Pages 76-84
  3. Special Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. H. J. G. Bloom, L. S. Walsh
      Pages 93-119
    3. M. A. Bedford, J. E. Freeman
      Pages 120-127
    4. K. Wybar, V. Dalley
      Pages 128-137
    5. P. A. Voûte, W. J. van Putten, J. M. V. Burgers
      Pages 138-148
    6. T. J. McElwain
      Pages 149-161
    7. R. D. T. Jenkin, P. Morris Jones
      Pages 162-179
    8. P. Clifford, V. A. Ngu
      Pages 180-192
    9. M. E. Nesbit Jr., W. Krivit
      Pages 193-199
    10. W. W. Sutow, H. D. Suit, R. G. Martin
      Pages 200-216
    11. G. J. D’Angio, A. Evans
      Pages 217-241
    12. F. Flamant, D. Pellerin
      Pages 242-251
    13. J. Lemerle, M. F. Tournade, D. Sarrazin, J. Valayer
      Pages 252-267
    14. H. Sancho, H. P. Beyer
      Pages 268-278
    15. M. Kasai, I. Watanabe
      Pages 279-287
    16. J. Brugère
      Pages 288-299
    17. P. A. Voûte, A. Vos, J. F. M. Delemarre
      Pages 300-306
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 307-320

About this book

Introduction

With the fall in mortality from infectious diseases, the· impact of childhood cancer in the Western World has increased to become the second commonest cause of death in the age group 1-14 years, being surpassed only by accidents. However, even in those countries in which paediatric cancer is attracting increasing interest, the disease is relatively uncommon, and the number of cases seen by any one physician, even in a large general hospital, is often limited to one or two a year. The widely held view by parents and even by many doctors that cancer in childhood is usually untreatable and inevitably fatal is no longer tenable. With improvement in the therapeutic response or in the actual survival rates of children with such lesions as Wilms' tumour, brain tumours, rhabdomyosarcomas, Ewing's sarcoma, retinoblastoma, lym­ phoma and even leukaemia, there is a real hope of achieving a substantial reduction in the mortality of childhood cancer. Paediatric oncology is, in fact, providing a vigorous stimulus to the much wider field of cancer treatment and research, and is demonstrating the advantages of a multi-disciplinary cooperation in the management of this disease.

Keywords

diagnosis eye infection infections infectious infectious disease kidney mortality oncology radiation retinoblastoma skin soft tissue therapy tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Julian G. Bloom
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean Lemerle
    • 3
  • Malte K. Neidhardt
    • 4
  • Paul A. Voûte
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of RadiotherapyRoyal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research (London and Surrey)LondonEngland
  2. 2.Carshalton, Surrey, and the St. Peter’s Group of Urological Hospitals, London Hon.St. George’s HospitalLondonEngland
  3. 3.Department of PaediatricsInstitut Gustave-RoussyVillejuifFrance
  4. 4.First Paediatric HospitalAugsburgFederal Republic of Germany
  5. 5.Department of Paediatric OncologyEmmakinderziekenhuis and Netherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2776-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-07261-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2776-7
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