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Different Subject Sections

Website information is written in short note form quite deliberately. It is very much intended to be a summary of the most important facts.

This information is not exhaustive and is insufficient alone to provide a broad view of pediatric oncology.


Recommended Reading:

The text books used as references:

1. Lanzowsky, Philip. Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 5th Edition. New York: Academic Press, 2010.

This is an excellent book which gives a good practical overview of pediatric oncology and emphasizes what is important.

2. Pizzo, Philip A. et al. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, 6th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2010.

This is a large, detailed book and has extensive information about every aspect of pediatric oncology.

3. Halperin, Constine, Tarbell and Kun. Pediatric Radiation Oncology. 5th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2010.

This is an excellent resource for Radiation Oncology residents.

For late effects:

4. Schwartz, Cindy; Hobbie, Wendy; Constine, Louis and Ruccione, Kathleen (Eds) Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer. Springer 2005.

5. Wallace, H; Green, D. (Eds) Late Effects of Childhood Cancer. Arnold 2004.



Interactive Component

The objective of the interactive learning component is to use clinical cases to convey the fundamental principles of pediatric cancer management.

This basic information includes new patient:

  • Presentation
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Investigation
  • Staging
  • Therapy

The cases contain information that would be most relevant to medical students, general pediatric residents, nurses in training, radiation oncology residents and pediatric oncology residents (in the first two years of training) radiation therapists and family doctors.

Our aim is to eventually have at least one interactive case for each subject heading.

For more information:

Interactive cases





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