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Title Pediatric germ cell tumors : biology treatment survivorship / A. Lindsay Frazier, James F. Amatruda, editors
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 135 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Pediatric Oncology, 1613-5318
Pediatric oncology (Series). 1613-5318
Contents Biology of Germ Cell Tumors / Matthew Jonathan Murray and Stefan Schönberger -- Epidemiology of Germ Cell Tumors / Jenny N. Poynter -- Pathology of Germ Cell Tumors / Dinesh Rakheja and Lisa A. Teot -- Clinical Treatment of Extracranial Pediatric Germ Cell Tumors / Furqan Shaikh and Juliet Hale -- Management of Disseminated Germ Cell Tumor in Adults / Craig R. Nichols, Christopher Porter and Christian Kollmannsberger -- Clinical Treatment of Adult Women with Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors / David M. Gershenson and Jubilee Brown -- Ovarian and Testicular Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors / Kris Ann P. Schultz, Lindsay Frazier and Dominik T. Schneider -- Late Effects in Testicular Cancer Survivors / Clair Beard
Summary Germ cell tumors are relatively rare compared with other malignancies, and compilations of knowledge that encompass the entire spectrum of the disease are lacking. This textbook, written by the foremost authorities in the field, rectifies the situation by discussing in depth a broad range of topics, including biology, epidemiology, pathology, treatment, and late effects. Bearing in mind that germ cell tumors are most prevalent in the adolescent and young adult age group, causes of disease and treatment approaches in pediatric and adult patients are compared and contrasted. By spanning the entire life course, from prenatal origins of disease through to treatment in adults and late effects of treatment, the editors have produced a book that will be of interest to both pediatric and adult oncologists
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 4, 2013)
Subject Generative organs -- Cancer.
Tumors in children.
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal.
Form Electronic book
Author Frazier, A. Lindsay, editor
Amatruda, James F., editor
ISBN 9783642389719 (electronic bk.)
3642389716 (electronic bk.)