Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Jennine H. Weller, Daniel Rhee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Pediatric surgeons play an essential role in the care of children with cancer from their initial presentation and throughout their treatment course. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children aged 1–14 years, accounting for 10% of pediatric deaths. Strategies continue to evolve through the work of multi-disciplinary cooperative study groups to maximize survival and minimize morbidity from cancer therapy. This chapter discusses the surgeon’s many roles in the care of the child with cancer, including involvement with cooperative study groups and multi-disciplinary teams, approaches for biopsies, adherence to surgical guidelines, establishment of central venous access and feeding access, and fertility preservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages108
ISBN (Electronic)9783031075247
ISBN (Print)9783031075230
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Cancer staging
  • Central venous access
  • Childhood cancer
  • Pediatric surgical oncologist
  • Percutaneous biopsy
  • Tumor resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Nursing


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