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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Oncology

  • David O. Walterhouse
  • Susan L. Cohn

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Understanding the Causes of Tumors of Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David O. Walterhouse, Joon Won Yoon
      Pages 3-38
    3. Kenneth L. McClain
      Pages 39-61
    4. Gail E. Tomlinson
      Pages 63-97
  3. Embryonal Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Paul Grundy
      Pages 101-123
    3. Susan L. Cohn, Dafna Meitar, Morris Kletzel
      Pages 125-162
    4. Elizabeth J. Perlman, Cynthia Kretschmar
      Pages 163-200
  4. Sarcomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Jeffrey S. Dome, Cindy L. Schwartz
      Pages 215-251
    3. Alberto S. Pappo, David N. Shapiro
      Pages 309-339
  5. Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Elaine R. Morgan, Maureen Haugen
      Pages 343-375
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-387

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Oncology for the Cancer Treatment and Research Series is to provide an up-to-date summary of how recent advances in cancer research are being applied to the care of children with solid tumors. The interface of cancer research with clinical practice in pediatric oncology has never been more intimate than today. While researchers are identifying oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and are studying their specific functions, clinicians are using knowledge of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes for diagnosing cancer in children, for therapeutic decision-making purposes, and for prognostic purposes. The first three chapters in this book describe models for understanding the causes of childhood cancer that were perhaps initially identified by clinicians and that are now being studied and understood by researchers. These chapters will describe research evidence that supports roles for the involvement of normal developmental regulatory genes in childhood oncogenesis, of abnormal immune regulation in childhood oncogenesis, and of heredity in childhood oncogenesis. The next eight chapters are devoted to descriptions of the appli­ cation of new research developments to clinical practice with reference to the most common forms of solid tumors of childhood outside the central nervous system. The final chapter will describe late effects of childhood cancer and its therapy and the impact research is having on understanding and perhaps preventing these late effects.

Keywords

cancer treatment cell childhood heredity tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • David O. Walterhouse
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susan L. Cohn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Lurie Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsChildren’s Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5767-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7643-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5767-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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