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Author Black, Peter M

Title Cancer of the Nervous System
Edition Second edition
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, 2011
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Contents Cancer of the Nervous System; Contents; Contributors; Preface; I Epidemiology, Pathology, and Imaging of Brain Tumors; Epidemiology of Primary Brain Tumors; Neuropathology of Central Nervous System Tumors; Clinical Presentation of Patients with Brain Tumors; Imaging in Central Nervous System Tumors; Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Adult Primary Brain Tumors; Positron Emission Tomography for the Management of Brain Tumors; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Its Use in Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Therapy; Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Neurosurgery
CraniopharyngiomasNerve Sheath Tumors of the Spine; LowGrade Supratentorial Glioma; Pediatric LowGrade Gliomas of the Chiasm and Cerebellum; Malignant Gliomas; Sarcomas; Ependymomas; Medulloblastoma and Other Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors; Hemangioblastoma; Tumors of the Pineal Region; Central Nervous System Lymphoma in AIDS and NonAIDS Patients; Gliomas of the Spine; Vertebral Body Tumors; Rare Malignant Brain Tumors; Surgery for Brain Metastases; Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases; Epidural Disease; Neoplastic Meningitis; Paraneoplastic Disorders of the Nervous System
II Principles of Brain Tumor Management and TherapyPrinciples of Pediatric Brain Tumor Surgery; Principles of Brain Tumor Surgery in Adults; Image-guided Surgery; Principles of Brain Tumor radiotherapy; Biologic-based Brain Tumor Therapy; Chemotherapy for Central Nervous System Tumors; Immunotherapy for Malignant Gliomas; Gene Therapy; Management of NonNeoplastic Problems in Brain Tumor Patients; Psychiatric Management of Brain Tumor Patients; III Specific tumor types and their Treatment ; Meningiomas: Natural History, diagnosis, andimaging; Meningioma: Surgery; Meningioma: Skull Base Surgery
IV Basic and Applied Biology of Brain TumorsHereditary Brain Tumor Syndromes; Growth Factors in Brain Tumors; Angiogenesis in Brain Tumors; Invasion in Brain Tumors; Molecular Genetics of Brain Tumors; Predicting Medulloblastoma Outcome; Predictive Markers in Human Gliomas; Molecular Neuropathology; Molecular Markers of Metastatic Disease; Stem Cell Biology and Brain Tumors; Issues Regarding Death and Dying in Brain Tumor Patients
Radiosurgery in the Treatment of MeningiomasRadiotherapy in the Treatment of Meningiomas; Medical Management of Meningiomas; Vestibular Schwannoma: Overview of Natural History and Diagnosis; Surgery in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma; Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannomas; Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas; Vestibular Schwannomas in the Setting of Neurofibromatosis Type 2; Medical Management of Pituitary Adenomas; Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma1; Fractionated Conformal Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Pituitary Tumors
Summary Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, biological therapy, and the basic sciences, the Second Edition of this highly acclaimed volume is the most comprehensive, current reference on tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. More than 100 of the foremost authorities present multimodality treatment strategies for specific tumor types and examine the mechanisms of tumorigenesis. Coverage includes state-of-the-art information on image-guided surgery, local delivery systems, intraoperative imaging, proton beam therapy, conform
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Form Electronic book
Author Loeffler, Jay S.
ISBN 1451165463
9781451165463