PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY AND CANCER
Pediatric oncology is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children. Oncology is concerned with care for children who have cancers, such as leukemia, brain tumors and osteosarcoma. It involves diagnosis and treatment of children with various blood disorders, such as haemophilia, neutropenia and anemia. Pediatric haematologists work with children who have blood, bleeding and clotting disorders and diseases. Examples vary widely and range from most common and pernicious anemia to haemophilia and sickle cell disease.
· Incidence and types of childhood cancer
· Biological processes leading to cancer development
· Exposure assessment and its challenges
· Investigating potential cancer clusters