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Pediatric Surgical Oncology

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  • © 2022
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  • Focuses on how to acquire an optimal outcome
  • Details how to successfully operate in environments with limited resources
  • Features a range of both common and unusual cases

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​This book provides a detailed overview of the latest techniques and management strategies in pediatric cancer surgery. It features detailed coverage of surgical oncology care, how to manage a range of tumor specific cases along with detailed insight on relevant background information of relevant scientific concepts. Chapters cover how to deliver cancer care across a range of settings, principles associated with multi-disciplinary management and palliative care. The applications of surgical techniques including open, endoscopic and robotic are discussed with informative photographs and illustrations accompanying the text to enhance the readers understanding of how to properly perform these methodologies. All tumor specific cases follow a clear uniform format covering patient evaluation, pre-operative and post-operative management strategies, to assist the reader in developing a detailed understanding of why a particular technique was used in a particular instance.

Pediatric Surgical Oncology is a detailed guide to the application of the latest surgical techniques and management strategies for treating childhood cancer patients in both high and limited resource settings, making it a valuable resource for all practicing and trainee physicians who encounter these patients.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

    Kokila Lakhoo

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

    Abdelhafeez H. Abdelhafeez

  • Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Simone Abib

About the editors

Professor Kokila Lakhoo is a consultant paediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford and the University of Oxford. Recently she received an honorary professorship from University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa and Muhimbili University, Tanzania. She is director of a global surgery course for Oxford University and represents Oxford University for children’s global surgery matters. She is chair of the international forum for the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and is personally developing paediatric surgery through a link in Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa. She is the president of GICS that has followed on from the Lancet Commission. She is editor of 4 books including a recent joint venture with her African colleague as editor to a text book namely "Paediatric Surgery: a comprehensive text for Africa"(publisher Global-Help Publishers).She has to date contributed to 71 chapters to paediatric surgical text books and has over 300 peer reviewed publications.

Dr. Abdelhafeez is the director of global onco-surgery program, St. Jude Children’s Research, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is leading the efforts of onco-surgical education and training in limited-resources setting. He currently serves as the oncology group lead for the Global Initiative of Children’s Surgery (GICS) and a member of the education committee of the International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology (IPSO). 

Professor Simone de Campos Vieira Abib MD, PhD is the head of Paediatric Surgical Oncology at the Paediatric Oncology Institute-GRAACC/Federal University of São Paulo and mentor for master, doctoral and postdoc candidates. She is the academic coordinator for Santa Marcelina medical school, the president of the NGO Criança Segura – Safe Kids Brazil, the chair for paediatric surgical oncology chapter of the Brazilian Paediatric Oncology Society and for the Brazilian Paediatric Surgery Association, and the founder of the Latin American Paediatric Surgical Oncology Collaborative Group, and is the IPSO president-elect.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pediatric Surgical Oncology

  • Editors: Kokila Lakhoo, Abdelhafeez H. Abdelhafeez, Simone Abib

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Medicine, Reference Module Medicine

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-71113-9Due: 14 April 2024

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pediatrics, Oncology, Pediatric Surgery

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