Pediatric Oncology

  • Ka Wah Chan
  • R. Beverly RaneyJr.

Part of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michael E. Rytting, Mary S. Choroszy, Demetrios Petropoulos, Ka Wah Chan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ka Wah Chan, Demetrios Petropoulos, Eric L. Chang, Michael E. Rytting
    Pages 18-29
  4. Joann L. Ater, Jeffrey S. Weinberg, Moshe H. Maor, Bartlett D. Moore III, Donna R. Copeland
    Pages 30-49
  5. Joann L. Ater, Jeffrey S. Weinberg, Moshe H. Maor, Demetrios Petropoulos
    Pages 50-69
  6. Norman Jaffe, Margaret G. Pearson
    Pages 70-81
  7. Joann L. Ater, Laura L. Worth
    Pages 82-95
  8. R. Beverly Raney, Richard J. Andrassy, Martin Blakely, Tina V. Fanning, Moshe H. Maor, John Stewart
    Pages 96-109
  9. Norman Jaffe, Margaret G. Pearson
    Pages 110-120
  10. Cynthia E. Herzog, Anita Mahajan, Valerae O. Lewis
    Pages 121-141
  11. Misha Faustina, Cynthia E. Herzog, Dan S. Gombos
    Pages 142-154
  12. Rena Vassilopoulou-Sellin
    Pages 155-166
  13. Robert F. Gagel
    Pages 167-179
  14. Cynthia E. Herzog, Hafeez Diwan, Merrick I. Ross, Victor G. Prieto
    Pages 180-193
  15. Sima S. Jeha, Laura L. Worth
    Pages 194-207
  16. Nidra I. Rodriguez Cruz, Renee M. Madden, Craig A. Mullen
    Pages 208-217
  17. Renee M. Madden, Susannah E. Koontz-Webb, Donna S. Zhukovsky, Craig A. Mullen
    Pages 218-243
  18. Donna R. Copeland, Martha A. Askins
    Pages 244-255
  19. Sima S. Jeha, Martha A. Askins
    Pages 256-267
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 268-287

About this book


Innovative research conducted over the past 4 decades has resulted in important advances in the clinical management of cancer in children and adolescents. Overall, the 5-year survival rate for all childhood cancers is 70%.

The Pediatric Oncology faculty at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, who in 2004 alone saw 500 new pediatric patients, is recognized as a leader in developing improved diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive-care protocols specifically for children and adolescents. This work is valuable, because the clinicians’ approach to managing leukemia; lymphoma; brain, soft tissue, and bone tumors; and other malignancies in pediatric patients must take into consideration the unique pathology of these diseases in this population. M. D. Anderson has introduced several new anticancer agents and supportive-care strategies that are now used throughout the country in the care of young people with cancer.

This book is the first published account of the policies used at M. D. Anderson in the clinical management of pediatric patients with cancer. It presents the guidelines practiced at the institution in the multimodality treatment of the most common childhood cancers and describes the institution’s extraordinary Adolescent and Young Adult Program, a national model for cancer care in these select age groups. As in previous volumes of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series, each chapter ends with a list of suggested readings and key practice points. The latter provides an at-a-glance summary of the important principles of pediatric Pediatric oncology Oncology clinical practice.

This thorough, practical volume is an essential guide for oncologists, pediatricians, surgeons, and other health care providers who treat children and adolescents with cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ka Wah Chan
    • 1
  • R. Beverly RaneyJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

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