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TitleDiagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Oncology [electronic resource] / edited by David O. Walterhouse, Susan L. Cohn
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript XI, 387 p. online resource


The purpose of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Oncology for the Cancer Treatment and Research Series is to provide an up-to-date summary of how recent advances in cancer research are being applied to the care of children with solid tumors. The interface of cancer research with clinical practice in pediatric oncology has never been more intimate than today. While researchers are identifying oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and are studying their specific functions, clinicians are using knowledge of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes for diagnosing cancer in children, for therapeutic decision-making purposes, and for prognostic purposes. The first three chapters in this book describe models for understanding the causes of childhood cancer that were perhaps initially identified by clinicians and that are now being studied and understood by researchers. These chapters will describe research evidence that supports roles for the involvement of normal developmental regulatory genes in childhood oncogenesis, of abnormal immune regulation in childhood oncogenesis, and of heredity in childhood oncogenesis. The next eight chapters are devoted to descriptions of the appliยญ cation of new research developments to clinical practice with reference to the most common forms of solid tumors of childhood outside the central nervous system. The final chapter will describe late effects of childhood cancer and its therapy and the impact research is having on understanding and perhaps preventing these late effects


I. Understanding the Causes of Tumors of Childhood -- 1. Embryonic Development and Pediatric Oncogenesis -- 2. Immunodeficiency States and Related Malignancies -- 3. Familial Cancer Syndromes and Genetic Counseling -- II. Embryonal Tumors -- 4. Molecular Basis of Wilmsโ{128}{153} Tumor -- 5. Neuroblastoma: Solving a Biologic Puzzle -- 6. Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors -- 7. Hepatic Malignancies in Childhood and Adolescence (Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, and Embryonal Sarcoma) -- III. Sarcomas -- 8. Osteosarcoma -- 9. The Ewingโ{128}{153}s Sarcoma Family of Tumors: Ewingโ{128}{153}s Sarcoma and Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of Bone and Soft Tissue -- 10. Rhabdomyosarcoma: Biology and Therapy -- IV. Late Effects of Childhood Cancer -- 11. Late Effects of Cancer Therapy

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