Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

by Chad Noggle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826108172

ISBN-13: 9780826108173

Pub. Date: 12/14/2012

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This book, in both its direct and indirect inferences, points to the need for disease-specific neurocognitive methods in broadly occurring CNS and non-CNS cancers... All in all, this is a beautifully conceptualized book that should be on the bookshelves of many specialists who work in the very challenging field of Oncology."--Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, Children's

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This book, in both its direct and indirect inferences, points to the need for disease-specific neurocognitive methods in broadly occurring CNS and non-CNS cancers... All in all, this is a beautifully conceptualized book that should be on the bookshelves of many specialists who work in the very challenging field of Oncology."--Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Interest in the neurocognitive and sensory impairments resulting from many cancers and their interventions has grown considerably over the past decades as an important aspect of quality of life issues for cancer patients and survivors. The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology features current findings on the neuropsychological effects of these cancers and their treatments along with the most promising neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions available to mitigate these deficits. This edited volume, part of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series, bridges the gap between the knowledge of neuropsychologists, who are grounded in the biological and physiological bases of cognition and behavior but not in pathology, and that of oncologists, who often lack expertise in the neuropsychological aspects of cancer.

This text first addresses the biological components and medical care of these cancers, and issues relating to bioimaging. It then discusses the neurological impact of these cancers as they affect different functions, such as memory, learning, and sensory-motor ability, as well as discusses the effects of childhood cancers on neurological development. State-of-the-art neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions are considered, including neuropsychological/cognitive rehabilitation and habituation, pharmacological interventions, and collaborative medical practices. This text is a unique and timely resource for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists, oncologists, oncology nurses, and neurorehabilitation professionals.

Key Features:

  • Bridges the gap of knowledge between neuropsychologists and oncologists
  • Explores the most current research on the neuropsychological effects of various cancers and their treatments
  • Provides state-of-the-art information on promising neuropsychological and behavioralñhealth interventions for impairments created by cancers and their treatments
  • Represents a collaboration between some of the foremost scholars and practitioners in neuropsychology and oncology

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826108173
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/14/2012
Series:
Contemporary Neuropsychology
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Biological Components, Medical Care, and Special Considerations

Chapter 1: Neuropsychology and Cancer

Chapter 2: Foundations of Oncology and Cancer

Chapter 3: Cancers of the Urological System

Chapter 4: Breast Cancer

Chapter 5: Gynecological Cancers

Chapter 6: Colorectal Cancers

Chapter 7: Head and Neck Cancers

Chapter 8: Lung and Medialstinum Cancers

Chapter 9: Melanoma & Skin Cancer

Chapter 10: Blood-based and other Cancers

Chapter 11: Musculoskeletal Cancers

Chapter 12: Comorbid Medical Issues

Chapter 13: Medical Oncology

Chapter 14: Radiation Oncology

Chapter 15: Cancers of Childhood: Biology and Forms

Chapter 16: Brain Metastases and Tumors

Chapter 17: Neuroimaging in Cancer

Section II: Neuropsychological Impact

Chapter 18: Attention and Executive Functioning

Chapter 19: Memory and Learning

Chapter 20: Language Functioning

Chapter 21: Visuospatial Functioning

Chapter 22: Sensory-Motor Functioning

Chapter 23: Emotional, Behavioral and Social Functioning

Chapter 24: Childhood Cancers: Neurological Development and Integrity

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