Childhood leukemias represent nearly one third of all cancers in children and present a unique challenge to oncologists, pediatricians, hematologists, and other health professionals. Dr Ching-Hon Pui has assembled an expert team of authors to develop the most comprehensive, clinically-oriented, and authoritative reference dedicated to these diseases. Childhood Leukemias moves from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside in four easily-accessible sections. Part one presents an historical overview, whilst part two presents an in-depth review of topics needed to understand the pathobiology of leukemia. Part three builds upon this scientific foundation by explaining practical approaches to clinical diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment, and part four outlines major clinical complications which may arise during and after treatment, along with chapters on supportive care, psychosocial issues, and nursing. Fully referenced and up-to-date, Childhood Leukemias is an absolute 'must-have' for any physician or investigator who deals with leukemias in childhood.