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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources

A Practical Manual

  • Daniela Cristina Stefan
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
  • Only book to present essential knowledge on the diagnosis and therapy of hematology-oncology diseases in children, particularly in regions with limited resources Features the management of cancers with associated pathology like AIDS, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis Includes simplified therapy protocols, pain therapy and palliation, as well as ward procedures such as bone marrow aspiration/biopsies, intravenous therapy and chemotherapy drugs mixing Provides an overview of pediatric cancer epidemiology, cancer registration and organizing support networks?Written and edited by experienced and respected leaders in the field


Table of contents

  1. Guillermo L. Chantada, Carlos Leal Leal
    Pages 291-302
  2. Iyad Sultan, Roberta Ortiz, Andrea Ferrari
    Pages 303-322
  3. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Fulgencio Baez, Ana Patricia Alcasabas
    Pages 323-335
  4. Soad Fuentes Alabí, Nehal S. Parikh
    Pages 337-353
  5. Jean-Jacques Atteby Yao, Norbert Graf, Gordan M. Vujanic
    Pages 355-364
  6. Nisreen Amayiri, Eric Bouffet
    Pages 365-376
  7. Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu, Jackson Orem, Daniela Cristina Stefan
    Pages 377-391
  8. Julia Palma, Cristián Sotomayor
    Pages 393-403
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 405-415

About this book


Typically, manuals of pediatric hematology-oncology are written by specialists from high-income countries, and usually target an audience with a sub-specialist level of training, often assisted by cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment facilities. However, approximately 80% of new cases of cancer in children appear in mid- and low-income countries. Almost invariably, general practitioners or general pediatricians without special training in oncology will look after children with malignancies who enter the health care system in these countries. The diagnostic facilities are usually limited, as are the treatment options. The survival figures in these conditions are somewhere below 20%, while in high-income countries they are in the range of 80% for many childhood cancers. 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources is the only book of its kind to provide specific guidance applicable to limited resource settings and builds up from the foundation of general practitioner or general pediatrician competence. Written and edited by leaders in the field, this manual educates physicians on the essential components of the discipline, filtered through the experience of specialists from developing countries, with immediate applicability in the specific healthcare environment in these countries.​


hematology oncology pediatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniela Cristina Stefan
    • 1
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Child HealthStellenbosch University, Tygerberg HospitalTygerbergSouth Africa
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolDana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders CenterBostonUSA

About the editors

Dr. Cristina Stefan is Professor, Senior Consultant, and Head of Hematology and Oncology Service, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Univeristy of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Children's Hospital (South Africa).

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo is Associate Medical Director for Clinical Trials at the Dana-Farber Harvard Medical Cancer Center, the Director of the Pediatric Solid Tumor Program, Medical Director of the Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials, Program Leader for Experimental Therapeutics in the Department of Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Countries with Limited Resources
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Manual
  • Editors Daniela Cristina Stefan
    Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-3890-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5351-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-3891-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 415
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology