Pediatric Oncology 1: with a special section on Rare Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

Pediatric Oncology 1: with a special section on Rare Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

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Pediatric Oncology 1: with a special section on Rare Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors by G. Bennett Humphrey

Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general onco­ logy textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals fre­ quently publish good indepth reviews of cancer topics, and published sympo­ sium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by divid­ ing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the Specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400982215
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/06/2011
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Selected Topics.- 1. Abnormal immunoregulation in pediatric cancer and immunodeficiency.- 2. The potential use of HLA to predict risk of malignant diseases and outcome of therapy.- 3. Interferon and cancer.- 4. Tumor heterogeneity.- 5. Biological markers of the tumors of the central nervous system.- 6. Non-chemotherapeutic approaches to uncontrolled CNS tumors.- 7. Advantages and disadvantages of adjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of primary CNS tumors.- II. Rare Tumors of the Central Nervous System.- 8. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of brain in childhood: literature review and the M.D. Anderson experience.- 9. Primary cerebral neuroblastomas.- 10. Cerebral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (primary cerebral neuroblastoma): CHLA experience.- 11. Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor: clinical response of a single case to vincristine, cyclophosphamide, and BCNU..- 12. Review of experience with primitive neuroectodermal tumors of childhood.- 13. Primitive neuroectodermal tumour.- 14. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (embryonal gliomas) of child hood. A clinicopathologic study of 12 cases.- 15. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of infancy and childhood.- 16. Poorly differentiated small cell tumours of the central nervous system that are not medulloblastomas.- 17. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the central nervous system in childhood. Retrospective and overview.- 18. Overview on the management of primitive neuroectodermal tumors.

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