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Essential Pediatric Oncology

Rakesh Mondal Sumantra Sarkar

320 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

This book is a comprehensive guide to paediatric oncology for trainees and practising clinicians.

Beginning with an introduction to epidemiology and cytogenetics, the following chapters discuss different varieties of childhood cancer, covering their etiology, classification, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

The book then examines issues such as imaging, radiation therapy, oncologic emergencies, stem cell transplant, palliative care, and cancer vaccines.

The final chapters include discussion on evidence-based paediatric oncology practice, taken from The Cochrane Library (a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making – www.thecochranelibrary.com), as well as Frequently Asked Questions from a parent’s perspective.

Key points

  • Comprehensive guide to paediatric oncology
  • Covers diagnosis and treatment of numerous varieties of childhood cancer
  • Discussion on evidence-based practice from The Cochrane Library
  • Includes FAQs from a parent’s perspective
Author Bio

Paediatric Immuno-Oncologist, Associate Professor

Sumantra Sarkar MD
Assistant Professor

Both at Department of Paediatric Medicine, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India