Future Prospects in Childhood Cancer

  • J. Robert Cassady
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Even a cursory review of most chapters in this book illustrates the rapid and wide-ranging changes that have occurred in pediatric oncology practice during the past 2 decades. Should a pediatric radiation oncologist attempt to treat children today with 1970s’ “state-of-the-art” therapy, that person would clearly be woefully out-of-date and require substantial reeducation. Thus, it might be said that the only constant in pediatric oncology practice has been change combined with ongoing attempts to optimize results.

Keywords

Toxicity Lymphoma Leukemia Fractionation Sarcoma 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Robert Cassady
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyThe University of Arizona, Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA

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