A comprehensive approach to benign and malignant tumors of the
central and peripheral nervous system, including principles of the
molecular and cellular events that lead to tumor development and
progression. It begins with principles of treatment, including
traditional and emerging techniques of surgery, radiotherapy,
chemotherapy and novel biologic therapies (including gene transfer).
Chapters on psychiatric issues reflect increasing concern for
understanding the psychosocial aspects of central nervous system
tumors. A section of color plates includes MRI, PET and SPECT images,
superimposed SPECT/MRI and MRI/Tc- HMPAO scans, and stained,
magnified photos of tumor cells.
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