Tumors of the Brain and Spine / Edition 1

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Tumors of the Brain and Spine focuses primarily on the standard approaches to the treatment of benign, primary low-grade to high-grade, and metastatic tumors in the brain and spine used by surgeons and clinicians at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson. It is written mainly for the primary care oncologist, general neurologist, and general neurosurgeon. Chapters on treatment focus on neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, both singly and in combination. Chapters on symptom management, the molecular genetics and neuropathology of intracranial tumors, the leptomeningeal dissemination of systemic cancer, the epidemiology of brain tumors, and innovative treatment strategies round out the volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387292014
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/5/2007
  • Series: MD Anderson Cancer Care Series
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 0.78 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Epidemiology of Brain Tumors.- Neuropathology and Molecular Biology of Intracranial Tumors.- Radiology of Brain Tumors: Structure and Physiology.- Surgically Curable Brain Tumors of Adults.- Low-Grade Gliomas: Evidence-Based Treatment Options.- Surgical Strategies for High-Grade Gliomas.- Radiation Oncology for Tumors of the Central Nervous System: Improving the Therapeutic Index.- Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Diffuse Gliomas.- Innovative Treatment Strategies for High-Grade Gliomas.- Pituitary Tumors in Oncology.- Management of Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Melanoma Metastatic to the Brain.- Neoplastic Meningitis.- Lymphoma Affecting the Central Nervous System.- Tumors of the Extradural Spine.- Tumors of the Spinal Cord and Intradural Space.- Symptom Management for Patients with Brain Tumors: Improving Quality of Life.

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