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Handbook of Long Term Care of The Childhood Cancer Survivor

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  • Comprehensive: medical, psychosocial and neurocognitive aspects in one handbook
  • Provides current evidence-based treatments
  • Co-edited by a physician and a neuropsychologist to provide integrative, holistic treatment perspective

Part of the book series: Specialty Topics in Pediatric Neuropsychology (STPN)

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This authoritative reference examines in depth the myriad challenges facing pediatric cancer survivors and proposes a robust framework for structured follow-up of these patients through adulthood. Approaches to long-term follow-up include both established models of care and targeted models of lifelong surveillance of late effects by bodily systems and neurological outcomes. Sections devoted to quality of life and re-entry after treatment focus on key concerns such as health risk behaviors, school and career issues, psychological challenges, and care disparities. And a robust resources section adds extra usefulness to the expert coverage.

Among the Handbook's topics:

• Developmental considerations in the transition from child and adolescent to adult survivorship.
• Long-term follow-up roadmaps by disease and treatment.
• Neuropsychological effects of pediatric brain tumors and associated treatment.
• Building resiliency in childhood cancer survivors: aclinician’s perspective.
• School issues and educational strategies for survivors of childhood cancer.
• Educating and preparing the childhood cancer survivor for long-term care: a curriculum model for cancer centers.

A work of rare scope, scholarship, and clinical acumen, the Handbook of Long-Term Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor is a rewarding, practice-building resource essential to a wide range of healing professionals, including primary care physicians, pediatricians, oncologists, nurses, psychologists, neuropsychologists, child psychologists, and licensed therapists.             

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Surveillance of the Survivor

  2. Surveillance of Medical Late Effects

  3. Neuropsychological Late Effects


“This book provides evidenced-based reporting of the issues facing childhood cancer survivors. The information is accurate, and the book is detail-oriented and comprehensive. There are useful tables and lists for reference materials and for teaching. There are many manuscripts but few books on childhood cancer survivor care. A book compiling this data is useful for teaching and as a reference for healthcare providers.” (Linda J. Butros, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Pediatric Psychology, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Neuropsychology Services, Orange, Newport Beach, USA

    Grace A. Mucci

  • Division of Oncology, CHOC After Cancer Treatment Survivorship Program, CHOC Children’s Hospital, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, Orange, USA

    Lilibeth R. Torno

About the editors

Grace A. Mucci, Ph.D., ABPdN is Coordinator of Neuropsychology Services at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange, California and Director at Neuropsychology Services in Newport Beach, California. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1995. Her primary research interests involve the neurocognitive correlates in epilepsy and cancer. Dr Mucci is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Lilibeth R. Torno, MD, is Clinical Director of Oncology Outpatient Services at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, California, and Clinical Faculty, University of California, Irvine. She leads the ACTS (After the Cancer Treatment Survivorship) program as well as the Ambulatory Care Services at the CHOC Cancer Institute. She is boardcertified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. Dr. Torno completed her fellowship training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She completed her residency at CHOC. She attended medical school at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

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