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Rare Tumors In Children and Adolescents

  • Dominik T. Schneider
  • Ines B. Brecht
  • Thomas A. Olson
  • Andrea Ferrari

Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Rare Cancers – A Different Perspective on Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas A. Olson, Dominik T. Schneider, Ines B. Brecht, Andrea Ferrari
      Pages 3-13
    3. Bahig Shehata, Sarah Shulman
      Pages 33-40
  3. Epidemiology and Etiology of Rare Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Ines B. Brecht, Peter Kaatsch
      Pages 43-61
    3. Ines B. Brecht, Johannes H. M. Merks
      Pages 63-67
    4. Johannes H. M. Merks, Ines B. Brecht
      Pages 69-94
  4. National and International Study Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Daniel Orbach, Yves Reguerre
      Pages 97-98
    3. Ines B. Brecht, Dominik T. Schneider
      Pages 99-101
    4. Andrea Ferrari
      Pages 103-106
    5. Jan Godzinski
      Pages 107-108
    6. Bernadette Brennan
      Pages 109-112
    7. Farzana D. Pashankar, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
      Pages 113-115
    8. Gianni Bisogno
      Pages 117-118
  5. Information and Resources for Clinicians and Patients with Rare Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Ines B. Brecht, Sonja Offenmüller
      Pages 121-125
  6. Rare Tumors of the Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127

About this book


This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to rare tumors in children and adolescents, and its aim is to provide up-to-date information on their diagnosis and clinical management. The opening section of the book addresses general issues including epidemiology, risk factors/etiology, biology and genetics, prevention, early detection, and screening. It also discusses solutions to assist in the management of rare tumors, such as international networking and internet platforms, thus providing the reader with access to the developing clinical network for rare tumors in children. In the second section, specific malignancies are described, with practical guidance on diagnostic workup, multimodal therapy, survival outcome, follow-up, and adverse effects. These chapters are organized by site according to the clinician’s approach to the patient. Each chapter includes an introduction to the differential diagnostic assessment of tumors at the site in question, encompassing both frequent and rare tumor types. This approach should enable the clinician to take rare entities into account during the diagnostic assessment, so that the initial diagnostic steps are performed optimally. Each chapter goes on to provide detailed therapeutic guidelines for specific rare tumors. The authors are a multidisciplinary group of specialists who have dedicated themselves to this group of tumors. This well-illustrated book will prove an invaluable source of information for all pediatricians and oncologists faced with the often difficult task of diagnosing and treating rare tumors in the pediatric age group.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik T. Schneider
    • 1
  • Ines B. Brecht
    • 2
  • Thomas A. Olson
    • 3
  • Andrea Ferrari
    • 4
  1. 1.Klinik für Kinder- und JugendmedizinKlinikum Dortmund gGmbHDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Kinder und JugendlicheUniversitätsklinikum Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. Egleston, Dept. Pediatric Hematology/OncologyChildren's Healthcare of AtlantaAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Unità di Oncologia PediatricaIstituto Nazionale TumoriMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rare Tumors In Children and Adolescents
  • Editors Dominik Schneider
    Ines B. Brecht
    Thomas A. Olson
    Andrea Ferrari
  • Series Title Pediatric Oncology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-04196-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-04197-6
  • Series ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-0812
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 547
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 138 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Surgical Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


From the reviews:

“The most important feature of this well-written book is its description of some of the rare tumors seen in the pediatric population that are not described in standard textbooks. The authors wish to describe these rare tumors, many of which go undiagnosed, to emphasize the importance of taking them into account while making a diagnosis. … The book is appropriate for residents, fellows, and even practicing clinicians. … overall this is a good, concise review of some very rare pediatric tumors and malignancies.” (Surabhi Batra, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2013)

“A very well illustrated text, easy to read and very informative. The quality of the photographs in particular are first class; enabling the reader to gain insight into the sometimes devastating and tragic problems encountered by this group of young patients. It has drawn together a wealth of experience from the world’s leading paediatric-oncologists. I would recommend its use to both paediatricians and oncologists. This book is a must for the library!” (Karin Baria, Oncology News, Vol. 8 (1), March/April, 2013)