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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mukesh Misra, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book aims to provide a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment of the benign and malignant tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system.
Purpose: The purpose is to outline and understand the principles of the molecular and cellular events that lead to tumor development and progression. This book is an effort to improve the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of tumors in the central nervous system.
Audience: The book has been primarily targeted to physicians and scientists working for a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of these tumors.
Features: Tumors of the nervous system result in a great deal of disabling effects, and there has been limited scientific work done in this field. This book has been divided into five sections that deal with the diagnosis and treatment of these tumors: basic principles of diagnosis and treatment; specific types of benign tumors; specific types of malignant tumors; the metastatic diseases of the nervous system; the molecular basis and the basic scientific developments in tumors of the nervous system.
Assessment: The book is an important and excellent compilation of the recent developments in this field. The information contained in this book is invaluable.