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April 13, 1994

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology

Author Affiliations

College of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago

 

edited by Philip A. Pizzo and David G. Poplack, 2nd ed, 1350+ pp, with illus, $165, ISBN 0-397-51207-4, Philadelphia, Pa, JB Lippincott, 1933.

JAMA. 1994;271(14):1136-1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510380094051

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Abstract

Over recent decades, the field of pediatric oncology has undergone a dramatic expansion, both in the understanding of the biology of malignant diseases and in the treatment of these devastating disorders. More than ever before, the pediatric oncologist needs to undertake a complex, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the child with cancer, if the chances for a favorable outcome are to be maximized. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, two nationally recognized authorities, Philip A. Pizzo and David G. Poplack, both of the National Cancer Institute, have brought together these various disciplines to create a textbook that seeks to serve as a comprehensive reference for the medical practitioner who cares for childhood cancer victims and their families.

The book, with 124 contributors, is organized into seven major sections that cover virtually all areas of interest in pediatric oncology. These areas include tumor epidemiology, genetics, immunology and

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