Cancer in Children and Adolescents

William L. Carroll, MD-New York University and Mt. Sinai Schools of Medicine – Hassenfeld Center for Childhood Cancer, New York City, New YorkWilliam L. Carroll, MD, received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, and completed his Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. He then pursued sub-specialty training in pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center. Throughout his career Dr. Carroll has merged clinical practice with basic research into the origins of childhood cancer. Currently he is Professor of Pediatrics at New York University and Mount Sinai Schools of Medicine and leads the program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology on both campuses. He also holds the Edward and Julie Minskoff Chair in Pediatrics at NYU and is Director of the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Carroll is Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Study Committee and directs clinical and translational research in ALL at over 240 institutions worldwide.

Additional Titles by this Author100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s CancerISBN-13: 9780763731403

Over the last six decades, there has been tremendous improvement in the survival rate for the majority of children affected by cancer in the United States and in Western Europe. Despite dramatic advances in the “developed” world, 85% of children diagnosed with cancer globally will not survive this disease. Cancer in Children and Adolescents is an accessible textbook that covers the complexities and interdisciplinary nature of cancer occurrences and provides the fundamentals of diagnosis and management of cancers that affect children and adolescents. Distinguished for its global focus, many chapters in Cancer in Children and Adolescents are co-authored by recognized specialists from around the world.

Cancer in Children and Adolescents
is divided into four major sections:

Section 1: The Laboratory Biology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Childhood Cancer
Section 2: Principles of Cancer Therapy in Children
Section 3: Tumors of Children
Section 4: Supportive Care

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