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November 1978

Clinical Pediatric Oncology

Author Affiliations

Division of Hematology/Oncology Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center Seattle, WA 98105

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(11):1152. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120360108032

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The second edition of Clinical Pediatric Oncology is an excellent revision of an already classic text. It divides naturally into two related parts, basic concepts of care of the child with cancer and discussion of specific cancers. The material discussing basic concepts now occupies more than 40% of the text. Many of these chapters have been revised from the first edition. Chapters on genetic considerations, immunology and immunotherapy, newer techniques in diagnostic radiology, and rehabilitation have been added. The chapter on genetics of childhood cancer is timely and well done. The concept of rehabilitation is becoming more firmly entrenched as the number of long-term survivors increases. These chapters have been nicely integrated with revised and updated chapters on the basic concepts of cancer management. Indeed, the chapters on chemotherapy provide excellent background in pharmacokinetics and the practical aspects of drug therapy. Though these first chapters have several authors, they flow

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