The complexity of the field of pediatric oncology is reflected by the need for a variety of professionals to provide an integrated approach to the care of a child with cancer. In Pediatric Oncology, Philip Lanzkowski has successfully selected and arranged information that will be useful to clinicians involved in treating children with malignant neoplasms. The text is concise, practical, and readable, with generous use of appropriate tables and figures. All but two chapters were written by persons from the editor's institution, the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine/Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. The result is a consistency in approach and organization of the specific tumor-oriented chapters, which cover incidence, etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic techniques, treatment, complications, and strategies for long-term follow-up of all commonly encountered pediatric malignant neoplasms.
Individual chapters present a wealth of practical information not commonly found in texts of