Neuro-oncology: The Essentials

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Thieme, 2000 - Medical - 508 pages
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Contents

Biology
2
Pathology and ClassificationDavid N Louis and Anat O StemmerRachamimov
18
Molecular NeuroOncologyNalin Gupta and James T Rutka
30
Genetic AspectsC David James
42
Brain Tumors and the BloodBrain BarrierHerbert H Engelhard
49
Evaluation
56
Metabolic ImagingThomas F Budinger and Kathleen M Brennan
78
Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingElaine T Kiriakopoulos and David J Mikulis
94
Novel Therapeutic StrategiesRoberta P Glick and Terry Lichtor
289
Specific Problems
301
LowGrade GliomasMark Bernstein and Joseph Bampoe
302
Malignant GliomaSyed A Enam Jack P Rock and Mark L Rosenblum
309
Pilocytic Astrocytoma and Other Indolent TumorsJack P Rock
319
Metastatic Brain TumorsFrederick F Lang David M Wildrick and Raymond Sawaya
329
Pineal Region TumorsFelipe C Albuquerque Arun P Amar and Michael L J Apuzzo
338
Brain Stem TumorsAlyssa T Reddy and Timothy B Mapstone
352

Surgical Strategies
115
Stereotactic BiopsyAbhaya V Kulkarni and Mark Bernstein
122
Functional MappingG Evren Keles and Mitchel S Berger
130
Complications of SurgeryRonald E Warnick
148
Radiation
162
Radiobiology of the Central Nervous SystemK Kian Ang
169
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiation TherapyDouglas Kondziolka
183
BrachytherapyNormand J Laperriere
198
Boron Neutron Capture TherapyEdward R Laws Jr
205
HyperthermiaPenny K Sneed
218
Chemotherapy
228
Systemic ChemotherapyMichael D Prados
234
Intratumoral ChemotherapyJon D Weingart Laurence D Rhines and Henry Brem
240
Photodynamic TherapyPaul J Muller and Brian C Wilson
249
Biological Therapy
260
Hormonal TherapyWarren P Mason
264
Gene TherapyAstrid Weyerbrock and Edward H Oldfield
273
Pediatric Posterior Fossa TumorsMichael D Taylor and James T Rutka
363
Primary Central Nervous System LymphomaJeffrey J Raizer and Lisa M DeAngelis
377
MeningiomasPeter Black
384
Vestibular SchwannomasGerald A Grant and Marc R Mayberg
390
Pituitary TumorsWilliam F Chandler
399
CraniopharyngiomaKraig D Moore and William T Couldwell
409
Skull Base TumorsAkio Morita and Laligam N Sekhar
419
Peripheral Nerve TumorsLilyana Angelov and Abhijit Guha
434
Spinal Cord and Spinal Column TumorsMichael G Fehlings and Sanjay C Rao
445
Related Issues
465
Quality of Life of Brain Tumor PatientsChristina A Meyers
466
Seizures Associated with Brain TumorsG Evren Keles and Mitchel S Berger
473
Complications of Medical TherapySusan M Chang
478
Thromboembolism in Brain Tumor PatientsDennis E Bullard
486
Index
497
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Mitchel S. Berger M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S. is the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and is an expert in the fields of neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. He also serves as Director of UCSF's Brain Tumor Research Center.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1974, Dr. Berger earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a clinical fellowship in neuro-oncology at UCSF, a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children of the University of Toronto, and his neurosurgical residency at UCSF. In 1986, he became Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, after which he was named Associate Professor (1990) and Professor (1996).

Dr. Berger has clinical expertise in treating adult and pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors. He is a pioneer of intraoperative brain mapping - a technique used to avoid functional areas of the brain during surgical resection of a tumor. His work has enabled surgeons to perform more extensive resection of tumor with less chance of producing sensorimotor or language deficit.

Dr. Berger is a leader of translational research and is the Principal Investigator of the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center's Specialized Program of Research Excellence in neuro-oncology, funded by the National Cancer Institute. His specific research interests lie in identifying molecular markers related to the progression and prognosis of glial tumors, as well as the development of small-molecule therapeutic agents that can be administered directly to the brain via convection-enhanced drug delivery.

During his distinguished career, Dr. Berger has served as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, President of the Society of Neuro-Oncology, President of the North Pacific Society of Neurology, and Vice President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has also been a director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

In 2009, Dr. Berger was awarded the prestigious Winn Prize by the Society for Neurological Surgery. He currently serves as a member of the National Football League Head, Neck and Spine Committee, focusing on retired players' issues and examining the consequences of repetitive head injury and concussion. He is also an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Organization for Cancer Research, the American College of Surgeons, and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.

A prolific author, Dr. Berger has contributed over 500 scientific articles to peer-reviewed journals, has edited 6 textbooks, and has written over 80 chapters on various neurosurgical topics. He is currently on the editorial boards of several leading journals including Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgery.

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