Emphasizing new and emerging therapies in each chapter, this reference provides essential information for clinicians to provide accurate diagnoses and select the most appropriate treatment regimens for patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer. Edited by a leading cast of authorities on the topic-including the Chief and Associate Editors of the Journal of Neuro-oncology-this easily-accessible guide reviews the epidemiology, identification, and management of brain tumors while exploring the latest advances in this increasingly diverse field.
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PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT. Principles of Neurosurgical Therapy. Principles of Radiation Therapy. Principles of Chemotherapy. New Appraoches to Brain Tumor Therapy. Imaging in Neurooncology. Neurooncological Syndromes. Pathology and Classification of Tumors of the Nervous System. PRIMARY NERVOUS SYSTEM TUMORS. Astocytic Tumors. Oligodendroglioma and Mixed Tumors. Ependymal Tumors. Tumors of the Choroid Plexus. Neuroepithelial Tumors of Unknown Origin. Neuronal and Glioneuronal Neoplasms of the CNS. Pineal Parenchymal Tumors. Embryonal Tumors. Peripheral Neuroblastic Tumors. Meningiomas. Mesenchymal Tumors. Primary CNS Lymphoma. Tumors of the Sellar Region: Craniopharyngioma and Pituitary Adenoma. Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors. Germinoma, Non-Germinomatous Germ Cell Tumors. NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS OF CANCER. Central Nervous System Metastases. Increased Intracraial Pressure and Extracranial Compression Syndromes. Leptomeningeal Cancer. Neurovascular Complications of Cancer. Symptomatic Epilepsy. Cancer and the Peripheral Nervous System. Neurological Complications of Cancer Therapy. Paraneoplastic Autoimmunity Affecting the Nervous System.
Joachim M. Baehring, Joseph M. Piepmeier