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May 5, 1978

Clinical Pediatric Oncology

JAMA. 1978;239(18):1911. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280450083038

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The second edition of Clinical Pediatric Oncology just four years after the first edition attests to the explosive expansion of knowledge within the field. The second edition is 25% larger with nearly 50% more illustrations. As with the first edition, each chapter is an authoritative, complete discussion. Roughly one third of the text is devoted to the overall aspects of pediatric oncology, diagnostic modalities, theoretical concepts for therapy, and the principles of total care. The remainder of the book discusses specific tumor entities.

In the general aspect sections, one finds three chapters devoted to incidence, etiology, genetics, environmental factors, and other factors as related to pediatric malignant neoplasms. A nearly overwhelming amount of factual data is compressed into these well-indexed and well-organized first 45 pages. There are three chapters devoted to pediatric radiology. The chapter dealing with ultrasound and angiograms is particularly well illustrated by selective case studies. An entirely