The overall outlook for children and adolescents with cancer has improved greatly over the last half century in the mid 1970s 58 of children ages 0 to 14 years and 68 of adolescents ages 15 to 19 years diagnosed with cancer survived at least 5 years in 2008 2014 834 of children and 846 of adolescents diagnosed with cancer survived at least 5 years . Few books are available on childhood cancer this book is a timely and welcome addition it represents a collaborative effort of experts in pediatric oncology from eight different countries mostly from europe but also from the united states canada japan and cameroun and it is published under the sponsorship of the international union against cancer. Although cancer is still a relatively rare disease in children this book addresses physicians paediatricians and general practitioners need to have a general knowledge of the possible aetiology read more. Cancer in children is the first volume in this new series sponsored by the dicc on the treatment of cancer the editors and authors feel strongly that more standardization is needed on a worldwide basis in cancer therapy this of course is only possible if experts from all countries subscribe. Full text full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version get a printable copy pdf file of the complete article 351k or click on a page image below to browse page by page
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