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Brain and Spinal Tumors of Childhood

1st Edition

By David Walker, Giorgio Perilongo, J Punt, Roger Taylor

CRC Press

552 pages

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Children with brain and spinal tumors account for 20-25% of childhood cancers. Until the early 1990s there had been little progress in the development of new treatments, and outcomes were not improving despite advances seen in other childhood cancers. During the past 10 years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in the subject a

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction 1 Introduction 2 The historical basis of neuro-oncology Part 2. Epidemiology 3 Epidemiology 4 Biology (a) Neuroembryology (b) Tumor biology 5 Pathology and molecular classification Part 3. Diagnosis and treatment planning 6 Clinical syndromes 7 Diagnostic imaging 8 Clinical trials Part 4. Treatment techniques and neurotoxicities 9 Neurosurgical techniques 10 Radiotherapy techniques 11 Neuropsychological outcome 12 Drug delivery Part 5. Disease-specific multi-disciplinary management 13 Astrocytic tumors a low grade (a) General considerations (b) Treatment considerations by primary site and tumor dissemination 14 Astrocytic tumors a high grade 15 Brain stem tumors 16 Embryonic tumors 17 Ependymal tumors 18 Germ cell tumors (a) Germ cell tumors of the central nervous system (b) A commentary 19 Infant br

About the Authors

David A. Walker BMedSci BM BS FRCP FRCPCH
Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Oncology, Division of Child Health, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Giorgio Perilongo MD
Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Neuro-oncology Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padova, Italy

Jonathan A. G. Punt MB BS FRCS FRCPCH
Formerly Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurosurgery and Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Nottingham, UK

Roger E. Taylor MA MB BS FRCP(Edin) FRCP FRCR
Consultant Clinical (Radiation) Oncologist, Cookridge Hospital, Leeds, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Oncology