Beginning with the scientific basis of tumors, this book provides up-to-date information on epidemiology, cytogenetics, and molecular biology, before examining current treatments for the full range of pediatric tumors. Integration of surgery, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is a dominant theme. In addition, chapters on supportive care, palliative care, and the role of parents’ associations reflect the book’s holistic approach.
All chapters are written by world-renowned international authorities on pediatric cancer from major children’s cancer groups. Excellent full-color pictures and line drawings illustrate all aspects of managing childhood tumors, including details of operative techniques neglected in many other texts. This comprehensive book, expanded and updated to encompass the very latest developments and strategies, provides a contemporary approach for pediatric, general, and urological surgeons dealing with childhood tumors.
From the Contents: Epidemiology.- Tumor Biology and Environmental Carcinogenesis.- Genetics of Childhood Cancers and Surveillance.- Genetic Counselling and Inherited Cancers.- Tumor Markers –Imaging – Pathology.- Chemotherapy and Novel Cancers.- Targeted Therapies.- Radiotherapy.- Perinatal Tumors.- Renal Tumors.- Nephron-sparing Surgery.- Neuroblastoma and Other Adrenal Tumors.- Gastrointestinal Tumors.- Liver Tumors.- Benign and Malignant.- Tumors of the Pancreas and Bile Ducts.- Malignant Germ Cell Tumors.- Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Lymphoma.- Melanoma .- Bone Tumors; Limb Salvage.- Head and Neck Tumors.- Brain Tumors, Intraoccular and Orbital Tumors.- Tumors of the Chest and the Lung.- Mediastinal Tumors.- Rare Tumors.- Reconstructive Surgery.- Complications.- Life Expectancy and Organ Dysfunction .- Transitional Care.- Management in Third World Countries.- Supportive Care.- Long Term Effects on Growth and Fertility.- New Treatments and New Strategies.- Training and Tumor Boards.- Parents’ Associations.
“It is an attempt to stay current with this rapidly changing clinical care area which includes the approximately 15,000 cases of childhood malignancies around the world. … The book is written at a level that can be understood and useful for students, house officers, and practicing pediatric oncologists and surgeons. … This is a large, comprehensive, and excellent update on a difficult and notoriously fast-changing topic in childhood care.” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2017)
Robert Carachi, MD, PhD, FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Eng), FEBPS, is Professor of Surgical Paediatrics at the University of Glasgow and Head of the Department/Section of Surgical Paediatrics at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, where he has been an Honorary Consultant and a Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon since 1987. Dr. Carachi holds various other positions, including Clinical Lead for Paediatric Telemedicine and Chairman of the Steering Committee for Scotland, Scottish Centre for Telehealth. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Scottish Medical Journal and an Editorial Consultant to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and has been on the editorial board of the European Journal of Paediatric Surgery since 1996. Dr. Carachi is a past President of the Paediatric Surgical Section of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) and is Chairman of the Exam Board for the European Board of Paediatric Surgery. Since 2007 he has been Director of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. He is a visiting professor or lecturer in a wide range of overseas countries. He has authored approximately 150 journal articles and a number of book chapters, and is also an editor or author of 11 previous books.
Jay L. Grosfeld, MD, is Lafayette F. Page Professor and Chairman Emeritus at the Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was first appointed Professor and Director of Pediatric Su
rgery at I
ndiana University in 1972, and was the first Surgeon-in-Chief of the Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. In 1985 he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, the first pediatric surgeon in the USA so honored. In 2003, Dr. Grosfeld stepped down from the Chair of Surgery at Indiana University after serving 19 years in that capacity. Dr.
Grosfeld has won numerous teaching awards at Indiana University, including the prestigious President’s Award. He has served as President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, President of the Halsted Society, Chairman of the American Board of Surgery, President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, and President of the American Surgical Association. He was awarded the Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons in 1998 and was named Pediatric Surgeon of the Year at the University of Graz, Austria in 2000. In 2002, he received the William E. Ladd Medal from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the highest honor bestowed on a pediatric surgeon in America. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, and the renowned two-volume textbook Pediatric Surgery. He has published 490 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, 134 book chapters and nine textbooks.
Beginning with the scientific basis of tumors, this book provides up-to-date information on epidemiology, cytogenetics, and molecular biology, before examining current treatments for the full range of pediatric tumors. Integration of surgery, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is a dominant theme. In addition, chapters on supportive care, palliative care, and the role of parents’ associations reflect the book’s holistic approach to treating children with cancer.
The Surgery of Childhood Tumors is written by world-renowned international authorities on pediatric cancer from major children’s cancer groups in the UK, Europe, and the US. Contributors discuss geographical variations in treatment for each type of tumor. Excellent full-color pictures and line drawings illustrate all aspects of managing childhood tumors, including details of operative techniques which are neglected in many other texts. This comprehensive book provides a contemporary approach for pediatric, general, and urological surgeons dealing with childhood tumors. Since the second edition, the book has been significantly expanded and updated in order to encompass the very latest developments and strategies in pediatric surgical oncology.
The only book on the market devoted to pediatric surgical oncology
Heavily illustrated to provide details of operative technique
Emphasizes the multidisciplinary approach to childhood tumors