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Pediatric Oncology: A Medical Overview

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the medical aspects of pediatric cancer, valuable to readers with little or no background in biomedical sciences and medical practice. It considers the etiology, clinical ... More


Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues in Stem Cell Transplantation

Sean Phipps

in Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169850
eISBN:
9780197562192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169850.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Oncology

Stem cell transplantation (SCT) or bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has evolved from a heroic, experimental therapy of last resort to a standard therapy for many high-risk leukemias and the ... More


Military Medicine and Cancer Therapy

in Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226465319
eISBN:
9780226465333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the intimate relationship between research for cancer therapy and military medicine. It considers the efforts of Donnal Thomas from 1957 to 1977 and his development of a ... More


Myelodysplastic syndromes

Ghulam Mufti and Kavita Raj

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), which are a spectrum of pre-leukaemic disorders that manifest in the elderly and can have a prolonged course. Patients afflicted with MDS ... More


Adherence to Treatment Demands

Michael A. Rapoff and Ann M. McGrath

in Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169850
eISBN:
9780197562192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169850.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Oncology

Given the life-threatening nature of cancer, one might expect that children with cancer and their parents would be especially vigilant about following prescribed medical treatments. As illustrated ... More


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