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© 1994

Radiation Therapy in Pediatric Oncology

  • J. Robert Cassady
Book

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. J. Robert Cassady
    Pages 1-6
  3. Amy Louise Billet, Stephen E. Sallan
    Pages 87-97
  4. Baldassarre Stea
    Pages 99-113
  5. K. Kian Ang, Albert J. van der Kogel, Emmanuel van der Schueren
    Pages 133-149
  6. Nancy Price Mendenhall
    Pages 151-174
  7. J. Robert Cassady
    Pages 175-195
  8. Patrick S. Swift
    Pages 215-220
  9. Patrick S. Swift
    Pages 239-250
  10. Moody D. Wharam Jr.
    Pages 251-264
  11. Robert B. Marcus Jr.
    Pages 265-279
  12. J. Robert Cassady
    Pages 281-304

About this book

Introduction

The diagnosis of cancer in a child is a devastating finding not only to the parents but often to the child. Even though the situation is relatively easy to accept among adults, it is difficult to accept among children because of their general helpless state. The advances that have been made in the management of a child with cancer in the last 20 years have been dramatic in character. These have occurred not only by virtue ofthe contributions from early diagnosis and more precise staging but also from the contribu­ tions made by surgery, radiation therapy, and the more widespread utilization of chemotherapy regimens. This volume by J. Robert Cassady sets forth the position of radiation oncology in the management of the child with cancer. Radiation therapy remains an important and significant part of the treatment of this group of diseases. The book presents the basic knowledge with regards to pediatric oncology and how it relates to radiation therapy. It gives a timely overview on the topic and is essential for all radiation oncologists involved in the management of children with cancer. Hamburg/Philadelphia, June 1994 H. -P. HEILMANN LUTHER W. BRADY Preface This book provides a thorough review of the role that radiation therapy currently plays in the management of most childhood tumors. Extensively augmented with figures and tables where appropriate, it also provides a concise review of current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for major childhood malignancies. Extensive and up-to-date reference lists are an added benefit.

Keywords

Tumor childhood lymphoma oncology radiation radiation therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Robert Cassady
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology, College of MedicineThe University Arizona, Health Science CenterTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiation Therapy in Pediatric Oncology
  • Editors J. Robert Cassady
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84520-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-54105-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-84522-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-84520-8
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 390
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
    Pediatrics
    Oncology
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Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology
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Reviews

"...this publication is an excellent guide for the radiation therapist in practical decisions about the dose and volume, and for the paediatric oncology team as a whole about the place and value of radiotherapy in the management of children with cancer." ECC News Letter