Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ten years have passed since the publication of Survivors
of Childhood Cancer, edited by Cindy L. Schwartz et al. As a reference
for those involved in the management of survivors of pediatric cancer, it
was, to some extent, the only comprehensive source of knowledge in this field.
Since then, many advances in the practice of pediatric oncology have been
achieved, and many new therapeutic modalities have been introduced. More children
diagnosed with cancer enjoy long-term survival, and, consequently, new problems
affecting this increasingly large and complex group of patients have arisen
since the publication of Schwartz’s book. Late Effects
of Childhood Cancer, edited by distinguished physicians Hamish Wallace
and Daniel Green, fills the gap.
Postovsky S. Childhood Cancer. JAMA. 2005;293(5):623-629. doi:10.1001/jama.293.5.624