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May 1981

Malignant Solid Tumors in Children

Author Affiliations

Children's Hospital Research Foundation Elland and Bethesda Cincinnati, OH 45229
St Jude Children's Hospital PO 318 Memphis, TN 38101


by Wataru W. Sutow, 236 pp, $20, New York, Raven Press, 1981.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(5):490. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130290082034

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In this volume, the author has drawn on his many years of experience in the treatment of children with cancer. In the preface, he acknowledges that the attitudes expressed in the volume reflect author bias and, to some degree, a limitation of discussion to tumor studies with which he has had the most direct personal experience. Dr Sutow has devoted almost half of this volume to some general considerations of childhood cancer and its treatment. There are useful, albeit brief discussions of incidence, the special nature of childhood neoplasms in comparison with those in adults, and those factors of apparent importance in cause. He has also provided some interesting background discussion concerning the strategy and tactics of cancer therapy for those unfamiliar with modern treatment concepts.

The discussion of specific tumors is limited to five of the more common childhood neoplasms: neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, and osteosarcoma. The

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