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Title Tumors of the brain and spine / Franco DeMonte [and others], editors ; foreword by Raymond Sawaya and W.K. Alfred Yung
Published New York ; [London] : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : illustrations
Series M.D. Anderson cancer care series
M.D. Anderson cancer care series.
Contents Epidemiology of brain tumors / Melissa L. Bondy, Randa El-Zein, and Michael E. Scheurer -- Neuropathology and molecular biology of intracranial tumors / Gregory N. Fuller and Kenneth D. Aldape -- Radiology of brain tumors: structure and physiology / J. Matthew Debnam, Leena Ketonen, Leena M. Hamberg, and George J. Hunter -- Surgically curable brain tumors of adults / Franco DeMonte -- Low-grade gliomas: evidence-based treatment options / Frederick F. Lang -- Surgical strategies for high-grade gliomas / Sujit S. Prabhu -- Radiation oncology for tumors of the central nervous system: improving the therapeutic index / Shiao Y. Woo -- Cytotoxic chemotherapy for diffuse gliomas / Ivo W. Tremont-Lukats and Mark R. Gilbert -- Innovative treatment strategies for high-grade gliomas / Charles A. Conrad and Amy B. Heimberger -- Pituitary tumors in oncology / Ian E. McCutcheon -- Management of lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma metastatic to the brain / Jeffrey S. Weinberg -- Neoplastic meningitis / Morris D. Groves -- Lymphoma affecting the central nervous system / Barbara Pro -- Tumors of the extradural spine / Ehud Mendel -- Tumors of the spinal cord and intradural space / Laurence D. Rhines and Morris D. Groves -- Symptom management for patients with brain tumors: improving quality of life / Allen W. Burton, Tracy L. Veramonti, Phillip C. Phan, and Jeffrey S. Wefel
Summary Our rapidly increasing knowledge about tumors of the brain and spine has rendered these tumors more treatable than ever before. In the new world of central nervous system oncology, maximally complete resection is followed by conformal radiotherapy and often by chemotherapy, the selection of which is based on the tumor's susceptibility to drugs that have biological actions known to interact with the tumor's particular molecular signature. The chapters of this book collectively weave a tapestry depicting the range of medical, surgical, and radiotherapeutic approaches to neuro-oncology as it is practiced at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, along with the diversity of disciplines needed for effective therapy. M.D. Anderson faculty describe their current approaches to patient assessment, decision making, and management of central nervous system tumors, including treatment for either palliation or for cure. Tumors of the Brain and Spine is the sixth book in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights integrated care and focuses on treating the patient through the entire spectrum of the disease. This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 illustrations and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with central nervous system tumors
Analysis geneeskunde
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Brain -- Tumors.
Spine -- Tumors
Brain -- Tumors -- Treatment
Spine -- Tumors -- Treatment
Brain Neoplasms
Spinal Neoplasms
Brain Neoplasms -- therapy
Spinal Cord Neoplasms -- therapy
Spinal Cord Neoplasms
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Brain Neoplasms -- therapy.
Spinal Cord Neoplasms -- therapy.
Spinal Cord Neoplasms.
Brain -- Tumors.
Spine -- Tumors.
Brain -- Tumors -- Treatment.
Spine -- Tumors -- Treatment.
Brain Neoplasms.
Brain -- Tumors.
Brain -- Tumors -- Treatment.
Spine -- Tumors.
Form Electronic book
Author DeMonte, Franco.
ISBN 9780387292021