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Books, Journals, New Media
February 2, 2005

Childhood Cancer

Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA. 2005;293(5):623-629. doi:10.1001/jama.293.5.624

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.

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