Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 10: Pineal, Pituitary, and Spinal Tumors by M.A. HayatTumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 10: Pineal, Pituitary, and Spinal Tumors by M.A. Hayat

Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 10: Pineal, Pituitary, and Spinal Tumors

byM.A. Hayat

Hardcover | December 22, 2012

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Adding to a vitally important cycle of publications covering the latest research developments in our understanding of neoplasms affecting the human central nervous system, this edition focuses on numerous aspects of pineal, pituitary, and spinal tumors. As with the previous volumes in the series, this latest work addresses a central imperative in cancer research-the need to standardize classifications, written definitions and investigative guidelines in order to achieve a measure of shared objectivity among academics engaged in one of the most important medical endeavors of our era. It brings together the very latest work by oncologists, neurosurgeons, physicians, research scientists, and pathologists, providing the medical community with a wealth of data and results that, taken together, will advance the cause of cancer research.The volume synthesizes work on diagnosis, drug development, and therapeutic approaches that are typically scattered in a variety of journals and books. It features promising recent work in applying molecular genetics to clinical practice and evidence-based therapy, covering molecular profiling of tumors as well as a number of surgical treatments such as resection and radiosurgery. Together with its counterpart publications, it represents a much-needed central resource that will inform and guide future research efforts.
Title:Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 10: Pineal, Pituitary, and Spinal TumorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:364 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.03 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400756801

ISBN - 13:9789400756809

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PrefaceI. Pineal tumors1. Papillary tumor of the pineal region2. Pineal region tumors: clinical aspects3. Papillary tumor of the pineal region: diagnosis4. Pineal parenchymal tumors: immunohhistochemistry5. Pineal parenchymal tumors: diagnostics and prognosis 6. Papillary tumors of the pineal region: diagnosis and treatment7. Pineal region tumors: optimal neurosurgical treatmentII. Pituitary tumors8. Pituitary tumors: genetics and heritable predisposition9. Xanthogranulomas associated with pituitary adenomas: magnetic resonance imaging10. Pituitary adenoma and craniopharyngioma: an overview11. Familial pituitary adenomas: an overview12. Papillary glioneuronal tumor13. Solitary fibrous tumor14. Pituitary adenomas: mcm2 protein as a cell proliferation marker15. Pituitary adenomas: role of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors16. Pituitary tumorigenesis: role of regulation of wee1 kinase by micrornas17. Pituitary tumor cells: role of pkc?, pkc?, and pck? expression18. Pituitary adenoma: role of hmga proteins19. Pituitary adenomas: role of e-cadherin in tumor invasion20. Pituitary tumorigenesis: role of the wnt signaling pathway21. The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (ahr) and ahr-interacting Protein (aip) in the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas22. Pituitary tumors: role of pituitary tumor- transforming gene-1 (pttg1)23. Pituitary adenomas: endoscopic endonasal transphenoidal Technique24. Pituitary adenoma patients: hypofractionated cyberknife Radiosurgery (method)25. Transspheniodal/transcranial surgery of pituitary adenomas: Prognosis-related occurrence for the trigemino-cardiac reflexIII. Spinal tumors26. Spinal extradural meningiomas27. Spinal cord ganglioglioma28. Spinal angiolipoma: diagnosis and treatment29. Spinal cord injury: tissue engineering using neural stem cells30. Pediatric spinal tumors: total removal using laminotomy31. Treatment of metastatic spinal epidural disease: surgery versus radiotherapy32. Metastatic spinal cord compression from synovial sarcoma: surgical resection33. Adult spinal intramedullary ependymomas: complete resection34. Spinal intramedullary astrocytomas: prognostic factorsIndex.