Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

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Philip Lanzkowsky
Academic Press, Jun 6, 2005 - Medical - 1058 pages

Given that there have been considerable advances in the treatment and management of oncologic diseases in children, the fifth edition of this successful clinical manual will be entirely updated to incorporate all current protocols and developments.This edition will be a comprehensive book on patient management, replete with algorithms and flow diagrams on diagnosis and management. Its concise and easy-to-read format will enable readers to make accurate diagnoses and permit them to treat patients without having extensive previous hematologic/oncologic experience. A list of normal values at various ages in children, providing an extremely useful reference for patient management is included.

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  • Offers a concise, systematic approach to all pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders in one reference manual
  • Easy-to-read format: multiple tables, charts, and flow-diagrams for diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders
  • Clear presentation by practicing clinicians, who are also academic researchers, of recent developments in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, immunology, transplantation, and biochemistry

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Chapter 20 NonHodgkin Lymphoma
Chapter 21 Central Nervous System Malignancies
Chapter 22 Neuroblastoma
Chapter 23 Renal Tumors
Chapter 24 Rhabdomyosarcoma and Other SoftTissue Sarcomas
Chapter 25 Malignant Bone Tumors
Chapter 26 Retinoblastoma
Chapter 27 Germ Cell Tumors

Chapter 9 Extracorpuscular Hemolytic Anemia
Chapter 10 Polycythemia
Chapter 11 Disorders of White Blood Cells
Chapter 12 Disorders of Platelets
Chapter 13 Hemostatic Disorders
Chapter 14 Thrombotic Disorders
Chapter 15 Lymphadenopathy and Splenomegaly
Chapter 16 Lymphoproliferative Disorders Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Myeloproliferative Disorders
Chapter 17 Leukemias
Chapter 18 Histiocytosis Syndromes
Chapter 19 Hodgkin Lymphoma
Chapter 28 Hepatic Tumors
Chapter 29 Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Chapter 30 Management of Oncologic Emergencies
Chapter 31 Supportive Care of Patients with Cancer
Chapter 32 Evaluation Investigations and Management of Late Effects of Childhood Cancer
Chapter 33 Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer for Children and their Families
Appendix 1 Hematological Reference Values
Appendix 2 Biological Tumor Markers
Appendix 3 Pharmacologic Properties of Commonly used Anticancer Drugs

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About the author (2005)

Dr. Philip Lanzkowsky was born in Cape Town on March 17, 1932 and graduated high school from the South African College and obtained his MB ChB degree from the University of Cape Town School of Medicine in 1954 and his Doctorate degree in 1959 for his thesis on Iron Deficiency Anemia In Children. He completed a pediatric residency at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town in 1960. After working in Pediatrics at the University of Edinburgh and at St Mary’s Hospital of the University of London, Dr. Lanzkowsky did a pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine and at the University of Utah.

In 1963 he was appointed Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Hematologist to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital at the University of Cape Town and introduced Pediatric Hematology and Oncology as a distinct discipline. In 1965 he was appointed Director of Pediatric Hematology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the New York Hospital-Cornell University School of Medicine.

In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman of Pediatrics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and established a division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology which he directed until 2000. He was the founder of the Schneider Children’s Hospital, which he developed, planned, and was the hospital’s Executive Director and Chief of Staff from its inception in 1983 until 2010.

Dr. Lanzkowsky has received numerous honors and awards and has lectured extensively at various institutions and medical schools in the United States and around the world. In addition to having been the author of five editions of the Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology used by clinicians worldwide, he is the author of How It All Began: The History of a Children’s Hospital and over 280 scientific papers, abstracts, monographs, and book chapters.

Dr. Lanzkowsky’s medical writings have been prodigious. His seminal contributions to the medical literature have included the first description of the relationship of pica to iron-deficiency anemia (Arch. Dis Child., 1959), Effects of timing of clamping of umbilical cord on infant’s hemoglobin level (Br. Med. J., 1960), Normal oral D-xylose test values in children (New Engl. J. Med., 1963), Normal coagulation factors in women in labor and in the newborn (Thromboses at Diath. Hemorr., 1966), Erythrocyte abnormalities induced by malnutrition (Br. J. Haemat., 1967), Radiologic features in iron deficiency anemia (Am. J. Dis. Child., 1968), Isolated defect of folic acid absorption associated with mental retardation (Blood, 1969; Am. J. Med, 1970), Disaccharidase levels in iron deficiency (J. Pediat., 1981) and Hexokinase “New Hyde Park” in a Chinese kindred (Am. J. Hematol., 1981).

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