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These resources have been aggregated by the APSA Cancer Committee for the convenience of the APSA membership. While certainly not a definitive list, this site is intended to facilitate ready access to frequently used references for common pediatric malignancies. Bookmark this page for quick and easy access.


APSA Handbooks for Cancer Surgery
Each handbook is written by APSA members with extensive knowledge of the disease process. They contain a one-minute review (to refresh just before an operation), staging materials, surgical management and other necessary information. These handbooks are provided by the APSA Cancer Committee, and will be periodically updated to provide current treatment guidelines. These handbooks are not meant to replace involvement with Children’s Oncology Group protocols, and continued participation in COG activities is strongly encouraged. 

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) PDQ® Pediatric Cancer Treatment Summaries

PDQ (Physician Data Query) is NCI’s comprehensive source of cancer information. It contains cancer information summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; drug information summaries on many cancer-related drugs and drug combinations; and dictionaries of general cancer terms, drug terms and genetics terms. PDQ summaries area available for many common pediatric malignancies.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) document evidence-based, consensus-driven management to ensure that all patients receive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and supportive services that are most likely to lead to optimal outcomes. While generally geared to adult patients, these guidelines are a useful resource when caring for children and adolescents with malignancies which more commonly effect adults. 

Cancer Committee Literature Reviews

Browse additional studies relevant to pediatric oncology surgery that have been recommended by the APSA Cancer Committee.

Resources by Tumor Type


A - L
  1. Adrenal Medullary Tumor (see Pheochromocytoma / Paraganglioma)
  2. Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  3. Breast Cancer
  4. Colorectal Cancer
  5. Ewing Sarcoma
  6. Gastric Tumors
  7. Germ Cell Tumor
  8. Hepatic Tumors (non-HBL)
  9. Hepatoblastoma


I - Q
  1. Lymphoma
  2. Melanoma
  3. Neuroblastoma
  4. Neuroendocrine Tumor
  5. Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  6. Ovarian Cancer (non-Germ Cell)
  7. Osteosarcoma
  8. Pancreatic tumor
  9. Pheochromocytoma / Paraganglioma
  10. Pleuropulmonary blastoma
R - Z

  1. Renal Tumor – Nephroblastoma / Wilms Tumor (See Wilms Tumor)
  2. Renal Cell Carcinoma
  3. Renal Tumors (non-Wilms, non-RCC)
  4. Rhabdomyosarcoma
  5. Testicular Cancer (non-Germ Cell)
  6. Thyroid Cancer
  7. Wilms Tumor