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Childhood leukemias

Author: Ching-Hon Pui
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Childhood leukemias represent nearly one third of all cancers in children and present a unique challenge to oncologists, pediatricians, hematologists, and other health professionals. The editor has assembled an expert team of authors to develop the most comprehensive, clinically-oriented, and authoritative reference dedicated to these diseases. The volume moves from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ching-Hon Pui
ISBN: 9780521825191 0521825199
OCLC Number: 62132882
Description: xvi, 960 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 28 cm
Contents: History and general issues. Historical perspective / Donald Pinkel. Diagnosis and classification / Mihaela Onciu and Ching-Hon Pui. Epidemiology and etiology / Logan G. Spector [and others] --
Cell biology and pathobiology. Anatomy and physiology of hematopoiesis / Connie J. Eaves and Allen C. Eaves. Hematopoietic growth factors / James N. Ihle. Signal transduction in the regulation of hematopoiesis / James N. Ihle. Immunophenotyping / Fred G. Behm. Immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor gene rearrangements / Jacques J.M. van Dongen and Anton W. Langerak. Cytogenetics of acute leukemias / Susana C. Raimondi. Molecular genetics of acute lymphoblastic leukemia / Adolfo A. Ferrando, Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, and A. Thomas Look. Molecular genetics of acute myeloid leukemia / Robert B. Lorsbach and James R. Downing. Apoptosis and chemoresistance / Kirsteen H. Maclean and John L. Cleveland. Heritable predispositions to childhood hematologic malignancies / Doan Le, Kevin Shannon, and Beverly J. Lange --
Evaluation and treatment. Pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacogenetic considerations / Shinji Kishi, William E. Evans, and Mary V. Relling. Assays and molecular determinants of cellular drug resistance / Monique L. den Boer and Rob Pieters. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia / Ching-Hon Pui. Relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia / Günter Henze and Arend von Stackelberg. B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Burkitt lymphoma / John T. Sandlund and Ian T. Magrath. Acute myeloid leukemia / Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, Bassem I. Razzouk, and Raul C. Ribeiro. Relapsed acute myeloid leukemia / Ursula Creutzig. Myelodysplastic syndrome / Henrik Hasle. Chronic myeloproliferative disorders / Charlotte M. Niemeyer and Franco Locatelli. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation / Rupert Handgretinger, Victoria Turner, and Raymond Barfield. Acute leukemia in countries with limited resources / Raul C. Ribeiro, Scott C. Howard, and Ching-Hon Pui. Antibody-targeted therapy / Eric L. Sievers and Irwin D. Bernstein. Adoptive cellular immunotherapy / Helen E. Heslop and Cliona M. Rooney. Gene transfer: methods and applications / Martin Pulé and Malcolm K. Brenner. Minimal residual disease / Dario Campana, Andrea Biondi, and Jacques J.M. van Dongen --
Complications and supportive care. Acute complications / Scott C. Howard, Raul C. Ribeiro, and Ching-Hon Pui. Late complications after leukemia therapy / Melissa M. Hudson. Therapy-related leukemias / Carolyn A. Felix. Infectious disease complications in leukemia / Jeremy A. Franklin and Patricia M. Flynn. Hematologic supportive care / Fariba Navid and Victor M. Santana. Pain management / Alberto J. de Armendi and Doralina L. Anghelescu. Psychosocial issues / Raymond K. Mulhern, Sean Phipps, and Vida L. Tyc. Nursing care / Pamela S. Hinds, Jami S. Gattuso, and Belinda N. Mandrell.
Responsibility: edited by Ching-Hon Pui.
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