Given that there have been considerable advances in the treatment and management of oncologic diseases in children, the fifth edition of this successful clinical manual will be entirely updated to incorporate all current protocols and developments.This edition will be a comprehensive book on patient management, replete with algorithms and flow diagrams on diagnosis and management. Its concise and easy-to-read format will enable readers to make accurate diagnoses and permit them to treat patients without having extensive previous hematologic/oncologic experience. A list of normal values at various ages in children, providing an extremely useful reference for patient management is included.
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"This Manual is an amazing amalgam of an extremely practical workbook and also more than a bird's eye-view of the entire scope of pediatric hematology-oncology. In my opinion, this Manual is a "must-have" book for three distinct and important potential users: clinicians in practice, residents and fellows in training, and medical students. Dr. Philip Lanzkowsky deserves congratulations for this authoritative and yet highly accessible text."
Kanti R. Rai, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
"The Fifth Edition of the Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology constitutes an evolutionary leap from previous editions. In addition to an instructive manual containing the body of information required as background for the numerous informative and clearly organized tables, algorithms and instructions, the present extensive and thoughtfully produced book is also a source of scientific and clinical learning on the broad spectrum of subjects that make up pediatric hematology and oncology in this era of rapid, and often bewildering, developments.
The style is clear and authoritative, attesting to what the editor's colleagues and disciples call "the Lanzkowsky way of teaching." The contributors are internationally known experts in their various subjects, and the material is admirably up to date. This edition is of great value not only to pediatric teams of hematologists and oncologists, but also to pediatric practitioners in general."
Moshe Berant, MD, Professor (Emeritus) of Pediatrics, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion-Faculty of Medicine, Israel
"I would not be without this book and have been recommending it to postgraduate students in paediatrics and paediatric haematology and oncology for a number of years. It is packed with up-to-date, concise and practical information. The detailed tables and algorithms are extremely useful both as teaching and management tools.
I was particularly impressed with the expanded information on haemaglobinopathies and haematologic manifestations of infectious diseases in this 5thedition. This book should be on the shelves of all paediatricians and paediatric haematologists."
Prof. Patricia Hartley, MD, Emeritus Head of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, South AfricaAbout the Author:
Dr. Philip Lanzkowsky was born in Cape Town on March 17, 1932 and graduated high school from the South African College and obtained his MB ChB degree from the University of Cape Town School of Medicine in 1954 and his Doctorate degree in 1959 for his thesis on Iron Deficiency Anemia In Children. He completed a pediatric residency at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town in 1960. After working in Pediatrics at the University of Edinburgh and at St Mary’s Hospital of the University of London, Dr. Lanzkowsky did a pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine and at the University of Utah.
In 1963 he was appointed Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Hematologist to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital at the University of Cape Town and introduced Pediatric Hematology and Oncology as a distinct discipline. In 1965 he was appointed Director of Pediatric Hematology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the New York Hospital-Cornell University School of Medicine.
In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman of Pediatrics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and established a division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology which he directed until 2000. He was the founder of the Schneider Children’s Hospital, which he developed, planned, and was the hospital’s Executive Director and Chief of Staff from its inception in 1983 until 2010.
Dr. Lanzkowsky has received numerous honors and awards and has lectured extensively at various institutions and medical schools in the United States and around the world. In addition to having been the author of five editions of the Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology used by clinicians worldwide, he is the author of How It All Began: The History of a Children’s Hospital and over 280 scientific papers, abstracts, monographs, and book chapters.
Dr. Lanzkowsky’s medical writings have been prodigious. His seminal contributions to the medical literature have included the first description of the relationship of pica to iron-deficiency anemia (Arch. Dis Child., 1959), Effects of timing of clamping of umbilical cord on infant’s hemoglobin level (Br. Med. J., 1960), Normal oral D-xylose test values in children (New Engl. J. Med., 1963), Normal coagulation factors in women in labor and in the newborn (Thromboses at Diath. Hemorr., 1966), Erythrocyte abnormalities induced by malnutrition (Br. J. Haemat., 1967), Radiologic features in iron deficiency anemia (Am. J. Dis. Child., 1968), Isolated defect of folic acid absorption associated with mental retardation (Blood, 1969; Am. J. Med, 1970), Disaccharidase levels in iron deficiency (J. Pediat., 1981) and Hexokinase “New Hyde Park in a Chinese kindred (Am. J. Hematol., 1981).
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