Multidisciplinary care in pediatric oncology

Mary Ann Cantrell, Kathy Ruble

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Abstract

This paper describes the significant advances in the treatment of childhood cancer and supportive care that have occurred over the last several decades and details how these advances have led to improved survival and quality of life (QOL) for children with cancer through a multidisciplinary approach to care. Advances in the basic sciences, general medicine, cooperative research protocols, and policy guidelines have influenced and guided the multidisciplinary approach in pediatric oncology care across the spectrum from diagnosis through long-term survival. Two case studies are provided to highlight the nature and scope of multidisciplinary care in pediatric oncology care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-181
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2011

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Childhood cancer
  • Leukemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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