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Pediatric Radiation Oncology



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The definitive text and reference on paediatric radiation oncology is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. This edition features a brand new section on intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), detailed information on three-dimensional treatment planning, and diagrams showing three-dimensional treatment plans for brain tumours, retinoblastoma, sarcomas, and neuroblastoma. The authors review the most recent clinical trials on management of leukemia, supratentorial and infratentorial brain tumors, retinoblastoma, neuroblastoma, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and Wilms' tumour. This edition also includes new information on the late effects of cancer treatment and the risk of treatment-induced secondary malignant neoplasms. FEATURES: First and foremost textbook available of pediatric radiation oncology Sep arate chapters on specific tumor types allow for easy reference Chapters provide for complete information on diagnostic techniques, staging and treatment recommendations NEW TO THIS EDITION: Includes new information on the late-effects of cancer treatment and the risk of treatment-induced secondary malignant neoplasms New section on the use of IMRT for pediatric cance

Table of Contents

1. The Cancer Problem in Children Halperin 2. Leukemia Kun 3. Supratentorial Brain Tumors Except Ependymomas: Brain Tumors in Babies and Very Young Children Kun 4. Tumors of the Posterior Fossa and the Spinal Canal Kun 5. Retinoblastoma Halperin and Kirkpatrick 6. Neuroblastoma Constine, Haas-Kogan, Matthay 7. Hodgkin's Disease Melissa M. Hudson and Louis Constine 8. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Nancy J. Tarbell and Howard J. Weinstein 9. Ewing's Sarcoma Karen Marcus and Nancy J. Tarbell 10. Osteosarcoma Halperin 11. Rhabdomyosarcoma Alison M. Friedman and Nancy J. Tarbell 12. Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Other Than Rhabdomyosarcoma; Desmoid Tumor Halperin 13. Wilms' Tumor Halperin 14. Tumors of the Liver and Biliary Tree Halperin 15. Germ and Stromal Cell Tumors of the Gonads and Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Halperin 16. Endocrine, Aerodigestive Tract, and Breast Tumors Edward C. Halperin 17. Langerhans' Cell Histiocystosis Edward C. Halperin 18. Skin Cancer, Hemangioma, and Lymphangioma Halperin 19. Late Effects of Cancer Treatment Debra L. Friedman and Louis S. Constine 20. Secondary Tumors Constine 21. Anesthesia for External-Beam Radiotherapy Scott R. Schulman and Edward C. Halperin 22. Stabilization and Immobilization Devices Edward C. Halperin and Kim Ligh
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
Edited by Edward C. Halperin Edited by Larry E. Kun Edited by Louis S Constine Edited by Nancy J. Tarbell
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
97 illustrations
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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