Principles & Practice of Neuro-Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Abhijit Guha, Susan M. Chang, MD, Michael A. Vogelbaum, MD, PhD, FACS, Herbert B. Newton, MD, FAAN
Demos Medical Publishing, Oct 21, 2010 - Medical - 1024 pages
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Neuro-oncologic (brain and spine) cancers account for 19,000 new cases and 13,000 deaths per year. The early and proper diagnosis of these virulent cancers is critical to patient outcomes and diagnosis and treatment strategies are continually evolving. The multidisciplinary team that manages these patients involves medical and radiation oncology, neurosurgery, neuroimaging, nurses and therapists.

Principles and Practices of Neuro-Oncology establishes a new gold standard in care through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary text covering all aspects of neuro-oncology. Six major sections cover all topics related to epidemiology and etiology, molecular biology, clinical features and supportive care, imaging, neuroanatomy and neurosurgery, medical oncology and targeted therapies, and radiation oncology for adult and pediatric cancers. Expert contributors from multiple disciplines provide detailed and in-depth discussions of the entire field of neuro-oncology including histopathologic harmonization, neurosurgical techniques, quality of life and cognitive functions, and therapeutic changes in terms of combined modality treatments, advanced radiation techniques, the advent of new drugs, especially targeted agents, and the tantalizing early promise of personalized therapeutic approaches.

With contributions from over 180 authors, numerous diagrams, illustrations and tables, and a 48 page color section, Principles and Practice of Neuro-Oncology reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty.

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Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Toronto Western Hospital, Senior Scientist and Co-Director, The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, Hudson Chair in Neuro-Oncology, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Professor, Vice Chair, Neurological Surgery, Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Professor, Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Robert and Kathryn Lamborn Chair for Neuro-Oncology, Associate Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Oncology, Esther Dardinger Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurosurgery, Dardinger Neuro-Oncology Center, The Ohio State University Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

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