This will be the fifth edition of successful clinical manual
aimed at all practitioners treating children with cancer and blood
diseases, such as leukemia, anemia, and bone marrow failure. As
with previous editions, 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 even if they have not had extensive previous hematologic
or oncologic experience. It will contain a list of normal values at
various ages in children, which is extremely useful as a reference
in the management of patients.
Since the previous edition was written five years ago, there
have been considerable advances particularly in the treatment and
management of oncologic diseases in children. These oncology
sections (approximately 40% of the book) will be entirely rewritten
to incorporate all current protocols. In addition, advances in many
other areas will require that all hematology sections of the book
The successful basic format and content of clinical
manifestations, diagnosis and differential diagnosis will be
maintained - as in previous editions, the editor will closely edit
chapter content to maintain consistency in format, depth, and
style. In addition to the core group of hematologists and
oncologists from Schneider Children's Hospital, who contributed to
the 4th edition, the editor is inviting 15 new authors who are all
experts from around the country - in order to keep up with the
advances in management of hem/onc diseases. The book will reflect
the 45+ years of practical experience by the editor as well as the
extensive clinical experience and research expertise of the various
Feature Offers a concise, systematic approach to all pediatric
hematologic and oncologic disorders in one reference
manualEasy-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 to the
extent that they have bearing on clinical practice
Practitioners responsible for the care of children with hem/onc
diseases will save time going to one concise, authoritative source
for diagnosis and treatment options, without having to wade through
all the details in larger tomes on hematology or oncology, or in
thousands of journal articles
Residents will use it as a guide to prepare for board
examinations in pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatrics,
hematology, and oncology
Practicing pediatricians, hematologists, oncologists, fellows,
and pediatric nurses will use it a quick source for a second
opinion in diagnosis and disease management when they are unable to
consult with a pediatric hem/onc specialist
Practicing pediatric hem/onc specialists will use the book as a
"refresher course" and will appreciate the systematic approach
For all practitioners, correct diagnosis (and therefore correct
treatment) of oncologic and hematologic diseases depends on a
strong understanding of the molecular basis for the disease
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