"Brown's comprehensive handbook of childhood cancer and sickle cell disease is the definitive psychological work on these important chronic conditions. This book is distinguished by the breadth and quality of up-to-date contributions from an outstanding group of scholars and knowledgeable practitioners. Professionals and trainees from a wide range of disciplines will find this to be a valuable 'must have' resource."--BDennis Drotar, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director, Center for Survivors of Pediatric Cancer, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
"As a psychologist and parent, I am delighted to see how this handbook confirms that research has at last moved beyond descriptive studies and empirically based interventions to enhance the lives of the hundreds of thousands of children now surviving cancer. This excellent and timely volume covers research along the entire continuum of childhood cancer care, offering especially useful insights on the experience of children and their families to both clinicians and caregivers."--Susan L. Weiner, Ph.D., President, Children's Cause Cancer Advocacy, Silver Spring, MD
"This internationally-recognized group of authors, led by Dr. Ronald Brown, has accomplished quite a task. The handbook provides a comprehensive, detailed description of the key biopsychosocial issues that deserve attention in the care of kids with cancer and sickle cell disease and their families. As a director of a program for adult survivors of pediatric cancer, I find the information...[is] not only clinically relevant and practical, but it also stimulates ideas for further research. This is a 'must-read' handbook for health care trainees and professionals from all disciplines and specialties who care for these patients and their families."--Kevin C. Oeffinger, M.D., Medical Director, Living Beyond Cancer: A Program for Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
"remarkable reference book...Brown has masterfully woven together the accomplishments of hundreds of investigators...He has provided a sturdy foundation for the next generation's advances."--
About the Author
Dr. Ronald T. Brown is Dean of Temple University's College of Health Professions. He is a leading pediatric psychologist who specializes in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses, attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities. Brown's current research efforts include studies on family intervention for high-risk infants with sickle cell disease, depression in children with chronic illnesses, and family functioning for children with cancer.