Tumors of the Brain and Spine
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Tumors of the Brain and Spine

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Tumors of the Brain and Spine focuses primarily on approaches to the treatment of benign, primary low-grade to high-grade, and metastatic tumors in the brain and spine, as practiced by surgeons and clinicians at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The book is written mainly for the primary care oncologist, general neurologist, and general neurosurgeon. Discussion of treatment coverage focuses on neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, singly and in combination. Also included are chapters on symptom management, molecular genetics and neuropathology of intracranial tumors, leptomeningeal dissemination of systemic cancer, epidemiology of brain tumors, and innovative treatment strategies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22.86mm | 681g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 32 Tables, black and white; 87 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 364 p. 87 illus.
  • 0387292012
  • 9780387292014

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Our rapidly increasing knowledge about tumors of the brain and spine has rendered these tumors more treatable than ever before. In the new world of central nervous system oncology, maximally complete resection is followed by conformal radiotherapy and often by chemotherapy, the selection of which is based on the tumor's susceptibility to drugs that have biological actions known to interact with the tumor's particular molecular signature.







The chapters of this book collectively weave a tapestry depicting the range of medical, surgical, and radiotherapeutic approaches to neuro-oncology as it is practiced at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, along with the diversity of disciplines needed for effective therapy. M. D. Anderson faculty describe their current approaches to patient assessment, decision making, and management of central nervous system tumors, including treatment for either palliation or for cure.







Tumors of the Brain and Spine is the sixth book in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights integrated care and focuses on treating the patient through the entire spectrum of the disease.







This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 illustrations and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with central nervous system tumors.
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Table of contents

Epidemiology of Brain Tumors.- Neuropathology and Molecular Biology of Intracranial Tumors.- Radiology of Brain Tumors: Structure and Physiology.- Surgically Curable Brain Tumors of Adults.- Low-Grade Gliomas: Evidence-Based Treatment Options.- Surgical Strategies for High-Grade Gliomas.- Radiation Oncology for Tumors of the Central Nervous System: Improving the Therapeutic Index.- Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Diffuse Gliomas.- Innovative Treatment Strategies for High-Grade Gliomas.- Pituitary Tumors in Oncology.- Management of Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Melanoma Metastatic to the Brain.- Neoplastic Meningitis.- Lymphoma Affecting the Central Nervous System.- Tumors of the Extradural Spine.- Tumors of the Spinal Cord and Intradural Space.- Symptom Management for Patients with Brain Tumors: Improving Quality of Life.
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About Raymond Sawaya

Tumors of the Brain and Spine is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference. It focuses primarily on standard approaches to the treatment of benign, primary low-grade to high-grade, and metastatic tumors in the brain and spine, as practiced by surgeons and clinicians at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The book is written mainly for the primary care oncologist, general neurologist, and general neurosurgeon. Chapters on treatment focus on neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, as administered both singly and in combination. The volume is rounded out with chapters on symptom management, the molecular genetics and neuropathology of intracranial tumors, the leptomeningeal dissemination of systemic cancer, the epidemiology of brain tumors, and innovative treatment strategies.
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