The Surgery of Childhood Tumors

  • Robert Carachi
  • Jay L. Grosfeld
  • Amir F. Azmy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Part A

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles A. Stiller
      Pages 3-15
    3. Andrew M. Davidoff
      Pages 17-31
    4. Robert Carachi, Basith Amjad
      Pages 49-62
    5. Melanie Hiorns
      Pages 63-98
    6. Allan G. Howatson
      Pages 99-116
    7. Milind Ronghe, Dermot Murphy
      Pages 117-132
    8. Fiona Cowie
      Pages 133-142
  3. Part B

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Richard G. Azizkhan
      Pages 145-170
    3. Robert C. Shamberger
      Pages 171-199
    4. Michael P. La Quaglia, Daniel N. Rutigliano
      Pages 201-225
    5. Jay L. Grosfeld, Jean-Bernard Otte
      Pages 227-260
    6. Frederick J. Rescorla
      Pages 261-271
    7. Richard J. Andrassy
      Pages 273-303
    8. Deborah F. Billmire
      Pages 305-317
  4. Part C

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Stephen R. Cannon
      Pages 321-351

About this book


Beginning with the scientific basis of tumors, 'The Surgery of Childhood Tumors' provides up-to-date information on epidemiology, cytogenetics and molecular biology, before looking at current treatments, integrating surgery, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Additionally, a chapter on counseling reflects the book's holistic approach to treating children with cancer.

The chapters are written by  world-renowned  international authorities on pediatric cancer from major children's cancer groups in the UK, Europe and the US. Contributors discuss geographical variations in treatment for each type of tumor. Excellent full-colour pictures and detailed line drawings illustrate all aspects of managing childhood tumors, including technical details of operation which are often neglected in other texts. This comprehensive book provides a  contemporary approach for pediatric, general and urological surgeons dealing with childhood tumors. New chapters in this second edition provide the latest developments and strategies in pediatric surgical oncology.


cancer carcinogenesis childhood cytogenetics genetics imaging immunotherapy liver tumor molecular biology oncology pain radiotherapy surgery surgical oncology tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Carachi
    • 1
  • Jay L. Grosfeld
    • 2
  • Amir F. Azmy
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Glasgow and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Women & Children’s DirectorateYorkhill GlasgowScotland UK
  2. 2.Emeritus Department of SurgeryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgical PaediatricsRoyal Hospital for Sick ChildrenYorkhill GlasgowScotland UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-29733-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29734-5
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