Cancer of the Nervous System

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Peter McL. Black, Jay S. Loeffler
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 891 pages
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Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, biological therapy, and the basic sciences, the Second Edition of this highly acclaimed volume 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. This edition contains over 400 illustrations.

 

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Contents

EPIDEMIOLOGY PATHOLOGY AND 11 Imageguided Surgery
55
Predictive Markers in Human Gliomas 827 62 Issues Regarding Death and Dying in Brain
58
Neuropathology of Central Nervous System 14 Chemotherapy for Central Nervous System
193
Clinical Presentation of Patients with Brain 15 Immunotherapy for Malignant Gliomas
209
Imaging in Central Nervous System 16 Gene Therapy
225
Single Photo Emission Computed Brain Tumor Patients
243
Positron Emission Tomography for the Patients
255
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Its THEIR TREATMENT
279
Skull Base Surgery
329
MANAGEMENT AND THERAPY 135 Badih Adada and Ossama AiMeftv
345
Malignant Gliomas 497 55 Invasion in Brain Tumors
779
Molecular Markers of Metastatic Disease
849

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