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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Howard M Katzenstein, MD (Lurie Children's Hospital)
Description: This multidisciplinary, comprehensive source of pediatric hematology and oncology pearls and critical concepts provides a solid foundation for healthcare professionals with relatively little previous exposure to the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive review of pediatric hematology and oncology targeted to physicians in training, practitioners, and other healthcare professionals caring for children with cancer, blood disorders, and immune deficiencies. This book is a valuable source of information and is presented in a straightforward manner that is easy to read.
Audience: The book is intended for physicians in training and those with relatively little experience to provide them with fundamental concepts and secrets related to pediatric hematology and oncology. The editors have extensive experience in the field. The individual chapters and sections are authored by less eperienced authorities.
Features: The book comprehensively covers the field of pediatric hematology/oncology with chapters on all of the common pediatric cancers, bleeding and clotting disorders, blood dyscrasias, immune deficiencies, psychosocial issues, supportive care, and late effects. The bookd focuses succinctly on the most important and critical concepts to provide a basic understanding of each disease process.
Assessment: This is a valuable tool for physicians in training during those times devoted to the care of children with hematologic and oncologic disorders. In addition, the book provides newcomers to the field with a background and working knowledge of the entire field. This concise and easy to read book provides a comprehensive overview of the field.