Oncology of CNS Tumors by Jörg-Christian TonnOncology of CNS Tumors by Jörg-Christian Tonn

Oncology of CNS Tumors

byJörg-Christian TonnEditorManfred Westphal, J. T. Rutka

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

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Knowledge about the etiology and diagnosis as well as treatment concepts of neu- oncologic diseases is rapidly growing. This turnover of knowledge makes it dif? cult for the physician engaged in the treatment to keep up to date with current therapies. This book sets out to close the gap and pursues several innovative concepts. As a comprehensive text on neuro-oncology, its chapters are interconnected, but at the same time some chapters or subdivisions are so thoroughly assembled that the whole volume gives the impression of several books combined into one. Neuropathology is treated in an extensive and clearly structured section. The int- ested reader ? nds for each tumor entity the latest well-referenced consensus rega- ing histologic and molecular pathology. Through this "book-in-the-book" concept, information on neuropathology is readily at hand in a concise form and without ov- loading the single chapters. Pediatric neuro-oncology differs in many entities from tumors in adult patients; also, certain tumors of the CNS are typically or mainly found only in the child. Therefore, pediatric neuro-oncology was granted its own, book-like section. Tumor entities that are treated differently in children and adults are included both in the pediatric neuro-oncology section and in the general section. Entities that typically occur only in the child and adolescent are found in the pediatric section in order to avoid redundancies.
Title:Oncology of CNS TumorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:793 pages, 27.6 × 20.3 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:364202873X

ISBN - 13:9783642028731

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Table of Contents

Cranial Neuro-Oncology.- Pathology and Classification of Tumors of the Nervous System.- Targeted Therapies.- Tumors of the Skull.- Meningiomas and Meningeal Tumors.- Low-Grade Astrocytomas.- Stereotactic Brachytherapy in Low-Grade Gliomas.- High-Grade Astrocytoma/Glioblastoma.- Oligodendroglioma.- Ependymomas and Ventricular Tumors.- Medulloblastoma-PNET, Craniopharyngioma Adult Tumors of Pediatric Origin.- Glioneuronal Tumors.- Inactive Adenomas.- Functioning Adenomas.- Tumors of the Pineal Region.- Tumors of the Cranial Nerves.- Hemangioblastoma and Von Hippel-Lindau Disease.- Tumors of the Skull Base.- Orbital Tumors.- Primary CNS Lymphoma.- Brain Metastasis.- Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.- Neurocutaneous Syndromes.- Supratentorial Hemispheric Low-Grade Gliomas in Children.- Optic Gliomas.- Thalamic Gliomas.- Midbrain Gliomas.- Supratentorial High-Grade Gliomas.- Ganglioglioma.- Cerebellar Astrocytomas.- Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas.- Dorsally Exophytic Brain Stem Gliomas.- Cervicomedullary Gliomas.- Desmoplastic Infantile Gangliogliomas.- Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma.- Hypothalamic Hamartoma.- Ependymomas.- Medulloblastoma.- Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors.- Dysembryoplastic Neuroectodermal Tumors.- Meningiomas in Children.- Pineal Region Tumors in Children.- Pituitary Tumors in Children.- Craniopharyngiomas.- Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors.- Choroid Plexus Tumors.- Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors of the CNS.- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.- Tumors of the Skull Base in Children.- Tumors of the Cranial Vault in Children.- Epidural Spinal Tumors in Children.- Spinal Column Tumors.- Pediatric Spinal Intradural Extramedullary Tumors.- Intramedullary Spinal Tumors in Children.- Peripheral Nerve Tumors in Children.- Spinal Neuro-Oncology.- Intramedullary Tumors.- Intradural Extramedullary Tumors.- Epidural Tumors and Metastases.- Spinal Robotic Radiosurgery.- Peripheral Nerve Tumors.- Peripheral Nerve Tumors.- Systemic and General Aspects of Neuro-Oncology.- General Care of Patients with Cancer Involving the Central Nervous System.- Palliative Care in Neuro-Oncology.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"Neuro-oncology has benefitted significantly from modern translational research, in particular in the areas related to aggressiveness, invasion, and potential for recurrence. . Neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and practitioners caring for patients with brain tumors are the main audience. . This is an excellent update. It is a valuable addition to any major academic library and a useful source of management information for neurologists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and all professionals associated with the management of patients with these conditions." (Celso Agner, Doody's Review Service, May, 2010)