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By R. W. Miller (auth.), H. Julian G. Bloom, Jean Lemerle, Malte K. Neidhardt, Paul A. Voûte (eds.)

With the autumn in mortality from infectious illnesses, the· impression of youth melanoma within the Western international has elevated to develop into the second one most typical reason for loss of life within the age crew 1-14 years, being handed simply via injuries. despite the fact that, even in these international locations within which paediatric melanoma is attracting expanding curiosity, the illness is comparatively unusual, and the variety of circumstances noticeable via anyone general practitioner, even in a wide basic medical institution, is frequently restricted to at least one or a 12 months. the generally held view through mom and dad or even through many medical professionals that melanoma in early life is mostly untreatable and necessarily deadly is not any longer tenable. With development within the healing reaction or within the real survival premiums of youngsters with such lesions as Wilms' tumour, mind tumours, rhabdomyosarcomas, Ewing's sarcoma, retinoblastoma, lym­ phoma or even leukaemia, there's a actual wish of attaining a considerable aid within the mortality of early life melanoma. Paediatric oncology is, actually, supplying a full of life stimulus to the a lot wider box of melanoma remedy and examine, and is demonstrating some great benefits of a multi-disciplinary cooperation within the administration of this disease.

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At the same time, care is taken to avoid irradiating especially sensitive tissues such as the eyes or kidneys provided, of course, this does not result in tumour shielding. Protection of normal structures is achieved by interposing external heavy metal blocks that "shadow" the tissue to be spared or by excluding it from the treatment volume through the use of angled beams. Having decided the volume, a suitable dose for that volume <~nd tumour type is selected. Specifications regarding dose include the total amount quoted in rads, the overall time in which it is to be given, the number of fractions to be used, the dose per fraction, and the number of fields to be treated each day [43].

Certain compounds can "quench" the free radicals [36] such as those with sulphydryl groups: e. g. the amino acid cysteine, or more complex substances such as 2-mercaptoethylguanidine-HBr (MEG). Attempts have been made to use these materials as "antidotes" for accidental total body exposure and other irradiation damage, but they are toxic in themselves at effective doses and the search for a practical protective agent coptinues. 2. Enhancement. Oxygen augments radiation effects [59]. Cells irradiated in the absence of oxygen require approximately 2!

1962. 3. Surgery (General Principles) H. B. F. Battersby Introduction Surgery plays a major role in the management of children with malignant disease. Almost without exception the surgeon will become involved with these patients in order to obtain a biopsy of the tumour for diagnosis, to attempt total excision of the tumour, or finally in certain instances to perform a palliative procedure in children with inoperable tumours. Close teamwork with the paediatrician, radiotherapist and chemotherapist is essential and each patient must be discussed and assessed individually.

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