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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Pediatric Oncology (Overview)

Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major part of pediatric oncology.


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What are the different centers in pediatric oncology?

What are the different centers in pediatric oncology?

There are several: Almost all children with cancer treated in the United States are treated at centers belonging to the children's oncology group. If you go to their website, childrensoncologygroup.Org, you will be able to search for member centers near you. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
57 doctors shared insights

Pediatric Oncology (Overview)

Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major part of pediatric oncology.


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Can you give me information about pediatric oncology?

Can you give me information about pediatric oncology?

Kids Cancers: Not sure if this is what you are asking, but these are pediatricians who specialize in a fellowship to treat pediatric cancers and hematologic problems. Look for board certification and training. We can direct you to a referral here on Healthtap if necessary. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

See below:: Treating cancer means more than just choosing the right therapy. Cancer impacts the entire family. Support for patients reaches far beyond the halls of a hospital. A coordinated team approach allows access to the physician specialists, nursing staff, physician extenders, child life support, survivers/peer support, convienient accomodations for the stay before, during and after treatments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pediatric oncology?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric oncology?

Childhood cancer: Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major part of pediatric oncology. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differents careers in pediatric oncology?

Many options: Some specialists are basic science researchers and have little patient care. Some are clinical researchers that are involved with the clinical research trials of pediatric oncology. Some are full time clinicians that take care of patients full time and have little research involvement except for enrolling patients on clinical trials. Some are administrators that keep large programs running smooth. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me information about pediatric oncology? How do they work with family members?

See below: Most of the nation's children's medical centers have pediatric oncology resources. This includes working with family members to ensure a coordinated team approach to care. ...Read more

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What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

Clinical / research: Pediatric hematologist/oncologists can perform full time clinical service in a group practice or in an academic center. They can perform clinical research in association with clinical service. They can perform basic science or translational research primarily or exclusively. Lastly, with experience and accomplishment, they can become administrators ...Read more

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What amount do pediatric oncology social workers make?

Depends: Salary of social workers is not information typically available to physicians. Furthermore, salaries depend on many factors such as experience and location that prevents me from giving you a direct answer. I recommend looking in want ads for the information that you seek. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Oncology (Definition)

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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