Pediatric Radiation Oncologyby Edward C. Halperin, Louis S. Constine, Nancy J. Tarbell, Larry E. Kun
Established since 1986 as the definitive text and reference on use of radiation therapy for childhood cancer, Pediatric Radiation Oncology is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fifth Edition. This edition reviews all significant recent clinical trials—including, for the first time, significant European clinical trials—and provides increased coverage of international and Third World issues. The latest cancer staging guidelines are included. New chapters cover psychosocial aspects of radiotherapy for the child and family and medical management of pain, nausea, nutritional problems, and blood count depression in the child with cancer. This edition also has full-color illustrations throughout. A companion website includes the full text and an image bank.
Description: This much anticipated third edition is an excellent update of the only textbook specifically devoted to the use of radiotherapy for management of childhood cancers. The previous edition was published in 1994.
Purpose: It is intended to provide a concise yet inclusive overview of pediatric tumors, with emphasis on the indications and techniques of radiation therapy for those tumors.
Audience: The book is primarily written for radiation oncologists, both residents and practitioners, who treat childhood cancers. It would also be an invaluable resource to a pediatric oncologist's reference library as a companion textbook to Pizzo and Poplach's Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1997).
Features: The text is primarily organized by tumor types. In each chapter there is a discussion of tumor epidemiology, biology, and staging, followed by treatment strategies, with primary emphasis on combination chemotherapy/radiotherapy multimodal approaches. Controversies in treatments are fully explored. Radiotherapy techniques are described in detail where appropriate and include contemporary treatment planning methods. References are abundant and current. In the final chapters important issues such as long-term sequelae of irradiation are covered, and practical information on the use of anesthesia/sedation and immobilization devices in children is provided. The entire book has been substantially rewritten and updated from the second edition. Welcome additions include the more liberal use of figures and pictures, including color plates showing three dimensional treatment plans.
Assessment: This new edition continues the tradition of excellence found in the previous editions. It is very well written and easy to read with a cohesiveness that is rarely found in reference textbooks of this nature. It should be in the library of every oncologist involved in the care of children with cancer.
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