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Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology

A Practical Evidence-Based Approach

  • James H. Feusner
  • Caroline A. Hastings
  • Anurag K. Agrawal
  • Up-to-date and evidence-based

  • Focuses on the more critical aspects of supportive care for children with cancer, ensuring key issues are thoroughly covered

  • Includes many algorithms, tables and figures, with emphasis on important "take home points"


Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Blanca E. Gonzalez, Linda S. Cabral, Jeffery J. Auletta
    Pages 1-25
  3. Esteban Gomez, Anurag K. Agrawal, Caroline A. Hastings
    Pages 27-43
  4. Anne Marsh, Anurag K. Agrawal, James H. Feusner
    Pages 45-58
  5. Jennifer Michlitsch
    Pages 59-69
  6. Amit Sabnis, Jonathan L. Finlay, Sabine Mueller
    Pages 71-96
  7. Ana E. Aguilar, Anurag K. Agrawal, James H. Feusner
    Pages 97-110
  8. Monica Khurana, Wendy Su
    Pages 111-124
  9. Nahal Lalefar, Robert Raphael
    Pages 125-136
  10. Sonia Malhotra, Scott Maurer
    Pages 137-158
  11. Tiffany Chang
    Pages 159-175
  12. Denise Mills, Anne Marie Maloney
    Pages 177-189
  13. Elena J. Ladas, Paul C. Rogers
    Pages 191-202
  14. Jong H. Chung, Anurag K. Agrawal, Patrick S. Swift
    Pages 203-221
  15. Brian T. Fisher, Christopher C. Dvorak, Sarah Alexander
    Pages 223-246
  16. Anurag K. Agrawal, Jeffrey D. Hord
    Pages 247-260
  17. Anurag K. Agrawal
    Pages 261-281
  18. Anurag K. Agrawal, Caroline A. Hastings, James H. Feusner
    Pages 301-304

About this book


Much of the gains in survival over the last 50 years in pediatric oncology have occurred through successively more intensive treatment regimens and concomitant improvement in the supportive care required to manage the complications of such regimens.  Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology provides a thorough, up-to-date review of the medical literature to provide an evidence-basis and grading of recommendations for supportive care management.  Where evidence is lacking, consensus guidelines and “expert” opinion are also graded based on the available literature to support such recommendations.  Commonly encountered acute issues are addressed including the management of febrile neutropenia, prevention of infection and immunization practice; transfusion support and utilization of hematopoietic growth factors; tumor lysis syndrome and hyperleukocytosis; neurologic, cardiopulmonary and abdominal emergencies; pain, nausea and vomiting, and mucositis; nutritional issues; thrombosis and management of central venous catheters; and radiation side effects. Finally, knowledge gaps and opportunities for research within the supportive care field are highlighted. 


complications emergencies pediatric oncology supportive care treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • James H. Feusner
    • 1
  • Caroline A. Hastings
    • 2
  • Anurag K. Agrawal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Hematology and OncologyChildrens Hospital & Research Center OakOaklandUSA
  2. 2.Hematology/OncologyChildren's Hospital and Research CenterOaklandUSA
  3. 3.Hematology/OncologyChildren's Hospital and Research CenterOaklandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Evidence-Based Approach
  • Editors James H. Feusner
    Caroline A. Hastings
    Anurag K. Agrawal
  • Series Title Pediatric Oncology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Pediatric Oncology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-44316-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50765-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-44317-0
  • Series ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-0812
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site