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Cancer of the Nervous System
Second Edition
by Peter M. Black
and Jay S. Loeffler

Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, biological therapy, and the basic sciences, Cancer of the Nervous System is the most comprehensive, current reference on tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system.

More than 100 of the foremost authorities present multimodality treatment strategies for specific tumor types and examine the mechanisms of tumorigenesis.

Coverage includes state-of-the-art information on image-guided surgery, local delivery systems, intraoperative imaging, proton beam therapy, conformal systems, radiosurgery, new drugs and biological agents, and cell cycle deregulation and chromosomal abnormalities in tumorigenesis.

Cancer of the Nervous System, Second Edition contains over 400 illustrations.

Contents:

  1. Epidemiology of brain tumors
  2. Neuropathology of central nervous system tumors
  3. Clinical presentation of patients with brain tumors
  4. Imaging in central nervous system tumors
  5. Single photo emission computed topography in the evaluation of adult primary brain tumors
  6. Positron emission tomography for the management of brain tumors
  7. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and its use in brain tumor diagnosis and therapy
  8. Functional magnetic resonance imaging for neurosurgery
  9. Principles of pediatric brain tumor surgery
  10. Principles of brain tumor surgery in adults
  11. Image-guided surgery
  12. Principles of brain tumor radiotherapy
  13. Biologic-based brain tumor therapy
  14. Chemotherapy for central nervous system tumors
  15. Immunotherapy for malignant gliomas
  16. Gene therapy
  17. Management of non-neoplastic problems in brain tumor patients
  18. Psychiatric management of brain tumor patients
  19. Meningiomas : natural history, diagnosis, and imaging
  20. Meningioma : surgery
  21. Meningioma : skull base surgery
  22. Radiosurgery in the treatment of meningiomas
  23. Radiotherapy in the treatment of meningiomas
  24. Medical management of meningiomas
  25. Vestibular schwannoma : overview of natural history and diagnosis
  26. Surgery in the treatment of vestibular schwannoma
  27. Radiosurgery in the treatment of vestibular schwannomas
  28. Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in the treatment of acoustic neuromas
  29. Vestibular schwannomas in the setting of neurofibromatosis type 2
  30. Medical management of pituitary adenomas
  31. Surgery for pituitary adenoma
  32. Fractionated conformal radiotherapy in the treatment of pituitary tumors
  33. Craniopharyngiomas
  34. Nerve sheath tumors of the spine
  35. Low-grade supratentorial glioma
  36. Pediatric low-grade gliomas of the chiasm and cerebellum
  37. Malignant gliomas
  38. Sarcomas
  39. Ependymomas
  40. Medulloblastoma and other primitive neuroectodermal tumors
  41. Hemangioblastoma
  42. Tumors of the pineal region
  43. Central nervous system lymphoma in AIDS and non-AIDS patients
  44. Gliomas of the spine
  45. Vertebral body tumors
  46. Rare malignant brain tumors
  47. Surgery for brain metastases
  48. Radiotherapy and radiosurgery for brain metastases
  49. Epidural disease
  50. Neoplastic meningitis
  51. Paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous system
  52. Hereditary brain tumor syndromes
  53. Growth factors in brain tumors
  54. Angiogenesis in brain tumors
  55. Invasion in brain tumors
  56. Molecular genetics of brain tumors
  57. Predicting medulloblastoma outcome
  58. Predictive markers in human gliomas
  59. Molecular neuropathology
  60. Molecular markers of metastatic disease
  61. Stem cell biology and brain tumors
  62. Issues regarding death and dying in brain tumor patients
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Second Edition
by Peter M. Black and Jay S. Loeffler

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