Utilizes the proven Secrets Series format to present questions and answers in a convenient, readable, concise manner The text is intended to introduce the reader to the field of pediatric hematology/oncology.
Each chapter will emphasize diagnosis, clinical management, therapeutics, and innovative concepts for the future. Highlights of the text include the following chapters: experimental therapeutics, the application of bone marrow and stem cell transplants for pediatric patients, and genetic and molecular diagnostics. There is a section dealing with quality of life and death issues such as supportive care, psychosocial aspects of care of the child with cancer, palliative care, and management of the dying child. Other chapters relate and differentiate disease entities based upon the age of the patient, newborn through adolescent.
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Disorders of Hemoglobin, Normal Development
Sickle Cell Syndromes
Anemia Secondary to Enzyme Deficiencies
Anemia Secondary to Membrane Disorders
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Anemia Secondary to Nutritional Deficiencies
Disorders of Coagulation
Disorders of Platelets
Disorders of the Immune System
Disorders of Granulocyte Function and Granulopoiesis
Hematologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
Principles and Practice of Childhood Cancer
Genetics, Molecular Genetrics
Principles of Chemotherapy
Principles of Surgical Oncology
Principles of Radition Oncology for Pediatric Malignancy
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Germ Cell Tumors
Bone Marrow Transplant/PBSC
Principles of Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutic Supportive Care
Late Effects of Childhood Cancer
Psycho-social Aspects of Care of the child with Cancer
Management of the Dying Child
Cairo, Mitchell S. Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Pathology, Pediatric Oncology, Director, Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Herbert Irving Child and Adolescent Oncology Center, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY.