Primary Central Nervous System Tumors: Pathogenesis and Therapy by Andrew D. NordenPrimary Central Nervous System Tumors: Pathogenesis and Therapy by Andrew D. Norden

Primary Central Nervous System Tumors: Pathogenesis and Therapy

EditorAndrew D. Norden, David A. Reardon, Patrick C. Y. Wen

Paperback | January 28, 2013

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This comprehensive, yet practical, text is a ready collection of the most up-to-date information on primary CNS tumors. Authored by a carefully selected group of the world's leading clinicians and scientists, the book is divided into three sections. The opening chapters cover general principles, including epidemiology, pathogenesis, tumor stem cells, supportive care, complications of therapy, and quality of life. The remaining two sections are comprised of treatment-oriented chapters covering the spectrum of gliomas and rarer tumor types. Each of these chapters presents multi-disciplinary therapeutic approaches and addresses specific disease concerns. Throughout, the authors incorporate the cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and genomics that are revolutionizing neuro-oncology. The result is an important clinical resource which provides evidence-based data and interpretation essential to intelligent therapeutic decision making.
Title:Primary Central Nervous System Tumors: Pathogenesis and TherapyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:January 28, 2013Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617797235

ISBN - 13:9781617797231

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Table of Contents

Part I: General Principles1 - Epidemiology and Risk Factors2 - Molecular Pathogenesis3 - Brain Tumor Stem Cells4 - Principles of Supportive Care5 - Principles of Clinical Trial Design and Response Assessment6 - Complications of Therapy 7 - Neuropsychological Function and Quality of LifePart II: Gliomas8 - Low-Grade Gliomas9 - High-Grade Astrocytomas10 - Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas and Mixed Gliomas11 - Ependymomas12 - Uncommon Gliomas in Adults: Brainstem Gliomas, Pilocytic Astrocytomas and Pleomorphic XanthoastrocytomasPart III: Other Tumor Types13 - Pediatric Tumors14 - Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma 15 - Meningiomas16 - Pituitary Adenomas 17 - Vestibular Schwannomas18 - Medulloblastomas19 - Pineal Region Tumors20 - Genetic Syndromes21 - Rare Tumors22 - Spinal Tumors

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From the reviews:"In this compendium of current literature on brain tumors and treatment paradigms, the chapters are well written by experts in the field who present the information in a concise and clinically applicable format. . It is written for clinicians involved in the care of patients with brain tumors. . which is to provide a readable and thorough resource on CNS tumors for practicing physicians." (Mark K. Lyons, Doody's Review Service, February, 2011)