Pediatric Oncology
Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric Oncology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric oncology is the research and treatment of cancers in children and young adults. Pediatric oncologists study and train in both pediatrics and oncology. The types of cancers that develop in children are often different from those that develop in adults.

Although many adult cancers are linked to environmental or lifestyle factors, cancers that occur in children are very rarely related to any type of environmental or lifestyle factor. Indeed, childhood cancers can develop as the result of DNA changes in cells that occur early in life, even before birth.

Such cancers may include neuroblastomas, Wilms tumors, rhabdomyosarcomas, retinoblastomas, bone cancers such as osteosarcomas and Ewing sarcomas, and cancers of the brain/spinal cord. Treatment often involves chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and it is important to note that responses in children are much different compared to those in adults.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:46 h
  • Quiz questions 28
  • Concept Pages 9

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Your Educators of course Pediatric Oncology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.


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Effective Fun Learning Platform that Works
By Ruth W. on 08. December 2021 for Pediatric Oncology

This course is interesting, engaging, pleasant, loaded with memory tools that make learning so much fun.

 
Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 25. August 2020 for Retinoblastoma in Children

Excellent lecture as usual. Thank you very much! It makes the topic so much clearer.

 
Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 25. August 2020 for Wilms Tumor

Excellent lecture as usual. Very easy to understand and remember. Thanks a lot!

 
Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 25. August 2020 for Neuroblastoma in Children

Excellent lecture as usual. A complex topic made easy. Thanks a lot!