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Tumors and Cancers

Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems, 1st Edition

By Dongyou Liu

CRC Press

202 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 3 B/W Illus.

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Tumors and cancers are insidious diseases characterized by an abnormal growth of cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs. Forming the first of the four volumes devoted to tumors and cancers, this volume focuses on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Each chapter presents a state of the art summary of tumor/cancer of a particular type in relation to its definition, biology, epidemiology, disease mechanism/pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

Table of Contents

Introductory remarks

TUMORS OF NEUROEPITHELIAL TISSUE

Astrocytoma

Glioblastoma

Divya Khosla and Ritesh Kumar

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

Xintong Zhao and Guoquan Jiang

Chordoid glioma, angiocentric glioma, and diffuse midline glioma

Astroblastoma

Mohammed Hmoud and Alaa Samkari

Gliomatosis cerebri

Vamsi Krishna Yerramneni and Omekareswar Rambarki

Oligodendroglioma

Oligoastrocytoma

Ependymoma

Choroid plexus tumors

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor

Gangliocytoma and Lhermitte-Duclos disease

Ganglioglioma

Mandana Behbahani, Hasan R. Syed, Christopher Kalhorn, and Tadanori Tomita

Neurocytoma.

Papillary glioneuronal tumor

Andreas K. Demetriades

Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor

Tayfun Hakan

Pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation

Prantik Das

Pineoblastoma, pineocytoma and papillary tumor of the pineal region

Medulloblastoma

CNS primitive neuroectodermal tumor and other embryonal tumors

TUMORS OF THE CRANIAL AND PARASPINAL NERVES

Neurofibroma

Soubhagya Ranjan Tripathy, Samer Hoz Saad Alameri, and Mohamed Said Elsanafiry

Perineurioma and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

Schwannoma

Austin Huy Nguyen, Adam M Vaudreuil, Victoria M Lim and Stephen W Coons

TUMORS OF THE MENINGES

Melanocytic tumors

Hemangiopericytoma and hemangioblastoma

TUMORS OF THE SELLAR REGION

Craniopharyngioma

About the Author

Dongyou Liu, Ph.D., studied veterinary science at Hunan Agricultural University, China and undertook postgraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Over the past two decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization and virulence determination of microbial pathogens such as ovine footrot bacterium (Dichelobacter nodosus), dermatophyte fungi (Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton ) and listeriae (Listeria species), as well as development of nucleic acid-based quality assurance models for security sensitive and emerging viral pathogens. Additionally, during the period of 1995-2001, he established and performed molecular tests at clinical laboratories for a range of human genetic disorders and cancers, including BRCA1, BRCA2, c-kit, B-/Tcell receptor gene rearrangements, t (11,14) chromosomal translocation, k-ras, fragile X syndrome, factor V Leiden, hemochromatosis and prothrombin mutations. He is the primary author of >50 original research and review articles in various international journals, the contributor of 176 book chapters, and the editor of "Handbook of Listeria monocytogenes" (2008), "Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens" (2010), "Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens" (2012), "Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins" (2014), "Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens" (2016), and "Laboratory Models for Foodborne Infections" (2017), all of which were released by CRC Press. He is also a co-editor for "Molecular Medical Microbiology 2nd Edition", which was published by Elsevier in 2014.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCI089000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience