Neuro-Oncology

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Cancer imposes daunting effects on the nervous system Brain cancer is one of the most devastating diagnoses a physician can deliver. Cancer of the nervous system can take many different forms. Treatment is specific to the type of malignancy, its location in the nervous system and, increasingly, its molecular characteristics. The challenges manifest further when management choices need to be made, and multidisciplinary approaches are required. Additional complexities arise in children, where the developing ...

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Overview

Cancer imposes daunting effects on the nervous system Brain cancer is one of the most devastating diagnoses a physician can deliver. Cancer of the nervous system can take many different forms. Treatment is specific to the type of malignancy, its location in the nervous system and, increasingly, its molecular characteristics. The challenges manifest further when management choices need to be made, and multidisciplinary approaches are required. Additional complexities arise in children, where the developing neurological system requires more sensitive treatment. Neuro-oncology unmasks the complexities to provide a straightforward guide to cancers of the nervous system. Following a general approach to diagnosis and treatment, the clinical aspects of specific cancer types in adults and children are explained in practical terms. A final section considers the effect of system cancer on the nervous system and the side effects of treatment. Clinical in approach, practical in execution, Neuro-oncology will help you diagnose and manage your patients more effectively.

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Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is an easy-to-read, practical overview of the field of neuro-oncology. It is not intended as an authoritative overview, but rather a clinically based review of the latest advances in the approach to brain tumors in adults and children.
Purpose: It discusses general aspects of the therapy for adults and children with brain tumors, while covering the pathogenesis and the most commonly encountered brain neoplasms.
Audience: The book is designed to update both academic and practicing neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as physicians in practice and others caring for patients with brain tumors and cancers affecting the nervous system. The authors and editors are leaders in their fields.
Features: The book's four main sections cover general aspects of therapy, adult nervous system tumors, pediatric brain tumors, and the effects of systemic cancer and treatments on the nervous system. The chapter on the systemic effects of cancer is particularly well written. The tips and pearls that appear throughout the book are particularly effective in reinforcing concepts.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to any clinical library that supports the care of patients with brain tumors. It fills a void in a discipline that is undergoing rapid change in its approach to treatment.
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“This is an excellent addition to any clinical library that supports the care of patients with brain tumors. It fills a void in a discipline that is undergoing rapid change in its approach to treatment.” (Doody’s, 14 September 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470655757
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Series: NIP- Neurology in Practice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Edited by
Roger J. Packer, MD, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Brain Tumor Institute, Gilbert Family Neurofibramatosis Institute, Children's National, Washington, DC, USA

David Schiff, MD, Departments of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Medicine, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors, xxx

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Section I: Overview and General Aspects of Theory

1 Diagnosis of Brain Tumors: Clinical and Radiographic
Isabel Arrillaga-Romany, Eudocia Quant Lee and Patrick Y. Wen

2 Epidemiology and Etiology
Melissa L. Bondy, Yanhong Liu and Michael Scheurer

3 General Aspects of Surgery
Brian Williams, Robert Louis and Mark Shaffrey

4 General Approach to Radiation Oncology
Jennifer S. Yu and Daphne Haas-Kogan

5 General Aspects of Chemotherapy including "Biologic Agents"
Jethro Hu and Santosh Kesari

Section II: Adult Nervous System Tumors

6 Malignant Gliomas in Adulthood
Michael Ivan, Matthew Tate, and Jennifer Clarke

7 LGG and Oligodendrogliomas in Adulthood
Derek R Johnson and Kurt A. Jaeckle

8 Ependymomas
Kanwal P.S. Raghav and Mark Gilbert

9 Germ Cell Tumors and Other Pineal Region Tumors
Geneviève Legault and Jeffrey C. Allen

10 Sellar Tumors: Pituitary Adenomas and Craniopharyngiomas
Robert G. Louis and Robert Dallapiazza and John Jane Jr.

11 Meningiomas
Wendy Sherman and Jeffrey Raizer

12 Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors
Ben Shofty, Akiva Korn, Zvi Lidar and Shlomi Constantini

Section III: Pediatric Brain Tumors

13 Gliomas in Childhood
Bruce H. Cohen

14 Embryonal Tumors
Roger J. Packer

15 Infantile Brain Tumors
Alyssa Reddy

Section IV: Systemic Concerns to the CNS and Treatment Sequelea

16 Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
Jerome Graber and Antonio M.P. Omuro

17 Intracranial Metastases
Mary Welch and Thomas J. Kaley

18 Spinal Cord Compression
Melike Mut

19 Leptomeningeal Metastases
Sean Grimm and Marc Chamberlain

20 Immune Mediated Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders: An Overview
Myrna R. Rosenfeld and Josep Dalmau

21 Neurotoxicity of Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy
Eudocia C. Quant Lee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Brittany

    Dammit casey! This is why i dont give a crap about life im done i cant take it goodbye!

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    What ever u can think what u want. Keep fu.ck nick

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    I know you are the guy who was Nick I know you were also casey. Quit being a fu<_>cking sycopath! Ur such a catfish that its not even funny! You are not cool by doing this in fact you are quite pathetic! Fu<_>ck you pu<_>ssy a<_>ss bi<_>tch i hope you fu<_>cking fall in a hole you dou<_>che bag

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