Pediatric Radiation Oncology, 5th Edition

Pediatric Radiation Oncology 5thBy

  • Edward C Halperin MD Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, R.J. Reynolds Professor of Medical Education, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center,
  • Louis S Constine MD Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pediatrics, Section Chief, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Nancy J Tarbell MD C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Larry E Kun MD Member and Chair, Department of Radiological Sciences, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN


Established since 1986 as the definitive text and reference on use of radiation therapy for childhood cancer, Pediatric Radiation Oncology is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fifth Edition. This edition reviews all significant recent clinical trials—including, for the first time, significant European clinical trials—and provides increased coverage of international and Third World issues. The latest cancer staging guidelines are included. New chapters cover psychosocial aspects of radiotherapy for the child and family and medical management of pain, nausea, nutritional problems, and blood count depression in the child with cancer. This edition also has full-color illustrations throughout.

Each specific tumor type is covered in a chapter that can be read in one sitting. For each tumor type, the book provides complete information on diagnostic techniques, staging, treatment strategy, and when and how to employ radiation therapy. The authors discuss current patient management options and provide recommendations on the best course of treatment.

A companion website includes the full text and an image bank.

Key Features

  • NEW: Reviews all significant clinical trials that have occurred since the last edition
  • NEW: Increased coverage of international and Third World issues, including coverage—for the first time—of significant European clinical trials
  • NEW: Include new cancer staging guidelines (when they become available)
  • NEW: Addition of new chapters:
    • Psychosocial Aspects of Radiotherapy for the Child and Family with Cancer
    • Cancer Pain Management in Children
    • Blood Count Depression in the Child with Cancer
    • Nutritional Problems in the Child with Cancer
  • NEW: New 8.5 x 11 trim size
  • NEW: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • First and foremost textbook available on pediatric radiation oncology
  • Separate chapters on specific tumor types allow for easy reference
  • Chapters provide complete information on diagnostic techniques, staging, and treatment recommendations


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