Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy

Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy


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"Neurologic side effects of cancer therapy can inhibit treatment, can be dose-limiting and can diminish quality-of-life. Neurotoxicity related to cancer therapy is a common problem in oncology practice and in clinical neurology. Recognition of neurologic complications of anticancer therapy is necessary due to potential confusion with metastatic disease, paraneoplastic syndromes or comorbid neurologic disorders that do not require reduction or discontinuation of therapy.

Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy provides comprehensive coverage of the recognition and management of neurologic symptoms related to cancer therapy. The book includes sections on systemic therapy discussed by both agent and adverse event. The section on adverse events is particularly valuable to clinicians, allowing them to consult by symptom in cases where multiple agents have been administered and the source of the complication is uncertain. The systemic therapy section includes coverage of immunologic agents, biologics, and targeted therapies. The book also features sections on the complications of radiation therapy, complications of surgery and high-dose chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation.

Neurologic Complications of Cancer Therapy Features:

  • A widely recognized team of editors
  • Systemic therapy covered by therapeutic agent and by adverse event, enabling a "problem-oriented" approach for the clinician
  • Coverage of newer modalities including immunologic agents, biologics, and targeted therapies
  • Complete sections on complications of radiation therapy, surgery, high-dose chemotherapy, and stem-call transplantion


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936287079
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/21/2011
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Instructor in Neurology, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center.

Co-Director, Neuro-Oncology Center, University of Virginia

Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Neurologic complications of systemic therapies: According to agent: 1. Alkylating agents; 2. Antimetabolites 3. Plant Alkaloids; 4. Topoisomerase inhibitors; 5. Epothilones; 6. Amino acid degraders; 7. Corticosteroids; 8. Immunomodulatory agents; 9. Immunosuppressants; 10. Biologic Agents; 11. Targeted Therapies; 12. Hormonal therapies; 13. Supportive therapies; According to adverse event: 14. Cognitive function; 15. Central nervous system complications (except cognitive dysfunction); 16. Peripheral nervous system complications (excluding muscle and NMJ disorders); 17. Neuromuscular junction and myopathy; Part 2: Neurologic complications of radiation therapy: 18. Mechanisms of radiation damage; 19. Early CNS complications; 20. Late-delayed CNS complications; 21. Radiation-induced tumors; 22. Radiation vasculopathy; 23. Spinal cord damage; 24. Peripheral nerve damage; Part 3: Neurologic complications of surgery: 25. Surgery; Part 4: Neurologic complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: 26. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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