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Cancer in the Young.

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Edited by Levine Arthur S.. . Pages 767. Masson Publishing USA, Inc., New York: , 1982.. $95.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(2):272-273. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-272_4
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Ever since the publication of the Cancer Medicine, oncologists have been waiting for a comparable textbook on pediatric cancers. Cancer in the Young is the definitive book on childhood cancers, with carefully planned contents and expert contributors. More than half of the book is devoted to general discussions of our basic understanding of childhood cancers and principles of treatments.

The topics in the first half of the book include the epidemiology of cancer, ecogenetic origins of cancer, the interrelationship between host immunity and cancer, cell kinetics, evaluation of host and tumor, the conceptual basis of treatment, and principles of supportive


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