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Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Francis Ali-Osman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-10-28
ISBN : 1592598439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exciting new developments and discoveries of the last two decades are beginning to shed light on the complex biology of brain tumors and are advancing our understa- ing of the cellular and molecular processes involved in their initiation, progression, and clinical and biological behavior. The disease process in brain tumors is quite complex and the resulting tumors are characterized by a high degree of biological and clinical diversity. Thus, despite the advances of the last two decades, prognosis for patients with malignant brain tumors remains abysmal. Significant progress in the diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, prevention of these tumors will require both the timely h- nessing of the advances in basic and clinical brain tumor research, and a continuing concerted effort at increasing our understanding of brain tumor biology, in particular, the molecular genetic changes and perturbations of cellular pathways involved in brain oncogenesis and which drive the biological and clinical behavior of the tumors. Brain tumor diagnosis and prognosis, which is still largely based on histopathology and other clinical criteria, will, in the future, acquire a significant molecular component, with the incorporation of knowledge of genes that are mutated, over-expressed, deleted, silenced, or functionally altered in the tumors. Treatment strategies for brain tumors, rather than being empirical, will be rationally developed based on an understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms and targets that have been activated, suppressed, or otherwise altered.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Harry S. Greenberg,William F. Chandler,Howard M. Sandler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 019512958X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written for neurologists and other physicians who participate in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, this book synthesizes the authors' clinical experiences. The first seven chapters provide a foundation for tumor pathology, biology, radiology, and the treatment modalities of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The remaining eight chapters have a common format, reviewing the history, epidemiology, biology, pathology, clinical symptoms, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and complications of specific tumors.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : M. A. Gerosa,Mark L. Rosenblum,G. Tridente
Publisher : Pergamon
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780080320137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hardbound. These proceedings are a comprehensive compilation of the major issues in the treatment and laboratory investigation of brain tumors. The initial two sections deal with the biopathology and in vitro testing of tumor cells in general and brain tumors in particular. Special attention is paid to the problems involved in the production of viable cell lines in vitro and the attendant problems involved in their use in experimentation. The third section, Topics in Brain Tumor Testing, deals with this broad subject in its three distinct areas with papers on the use of new technology in surgery, radiation treatment and chemotherapy. Overall this book is a reflection of the interest in this specialized area of experimental and clinical oncology.

Imaging of Brain Tumors with Histological Correlations

Imaging of Brain Tumors with Histological Correlations Book
Author : Antonios Drevelegas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-11-25
ISBN : 9783540876502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides a deeper understanding of the diagnosis of brain tumors by correlating radiographic imaging features with the underlying pathological abnormalities. All modern imaging modalities are used to complete a diagnostic overview of brain tumors with emphasis on recent advances in diagnostic neuroradiology. High-quality illustrations depicting common and uncommon imaging characteristics of a wide range of brain tumors are presented and analysed, drawing attention to the ways in which these characteristics reflect different aspects of pathology. Important theoretical considerations are also discussed. Since the first edition, chapters have been revised and updated and new material has been added, including detailed information on the clinical application of functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging. Radiologists and other clinicians interested in the current diagnostic approach to brain tumors will find this book to be an invaluable and enlightening clinical tool.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Andrew H. Kaye,Edward R. Laws
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780443064265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Completely revised and updated, the second edition of the extremely successful BRAIN TUMORS incorporates current conceptual, technical and practical advances in the field. It includes significant technical advances in the diagnosis, classification and analysis of brain tumors, advances in the surgical and radiotherapeutic management of many types of brain tumors, and advances in chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biological therapies. The book is both clinically focused and very accessible, making it very popular with busy clinicians tackling difficult problems. The most clinically focussed book on Brain Tumors on the market Expanded and improved chapter on imaging of brain tumors World leading authorities on neurosurgery share their knowledge Well structured and very accessible provides clear guidance for the busy clinician Colour histopathological photos throughout the book Authors have selected key references for the reader Authors have summarised the chapter in a key points section at the end of each chapter New chapter on Gene therapy All other chapters have been thoroughly revised to include all new developments the contributors are at the cutting edge of clinical practice

Brain Tumors E Book

Brain Tumors E Book Book
Author : Andrew H. Kaye,Edward R. Laws Jr
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2011-12-06
ISBN : 0702048186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Meet the increasing need for effective brain tumor management with the highly anticipated revision of Brain Tumors by Drs. Andrew H. Kaye and Edward R. Laws. Over the past decade, enormous advances have been made in both the diagnosis and the surgical and radiotherapeutic management of brain tumors. This new edition guides you through the latest developments in the field, including hot topics like malignant gliomas, functional brain mapping, neurogenetics and the molecular biology of brain tumors, and biologic and gene therapy. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of Drs. Andrew H. Kaye and Edward R. Laws, globally recognized experts in the field of neurosurgery, as well as many other world authorities.

Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors

Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors Book
Author : Stewart Goldman,Christopher D. Turner
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-10-16
ISBN : 9780387771038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors reviews the development of the medical team's awareness of late effects of brain tumor treatment and an overview of brain tumor survivorship. It reviews the late effects by topic and by organ systems, educates, and provides guidelines for follow up and interventions for patient survivorship. Advocacy for survivors and models for the importance of coordinated late effects programs are also discussed.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Amit Agrawal,Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-08-22
ISBN : 1789235561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We all know that the field of neuro-oncology is heterogeneous and under continuous development with the addition of new knowledge and information on a regular basis. The present book "Brain Tumor - An Update" is an attempt to share the personal experiences of experts who are involved in neuro-oncology-related research. Through this book, the authors share their experiences and provide details about the pathophysiology, neuroimaging approaches, and management options, and how to go about decision-making in patients with brain tumors. We hope that the valuable contributions from the authors shall facilitate understanding about brain tumors. I am grateful to all the authors who have contributed their tremendous expertise, and I would like to acknowledge the outstanding support of Ms. Danijela Sakic, Author Service Manager, IntechOpen Science, who collaborated tirelessly in crafting this book.

100 Questions Answers About Brain Tumors

100 Questions   Answers About Brain Tumors Book
Author : Virginia Stark-Vance,Mary Louise Dubay
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2010-01-29
ISBN : 9781449630997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed brain tumor patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this book offers help. Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Brain Tumors, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The authors, a brain tumor survivor teamed with a neuro-oncologist specializing in brain tumors, provide a comprehensive, step-by-step discussion of what you can expect in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, while providing a real-life understanding of what these steps might mean for your day-to-day life. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.

The Practical Management of Low grade Primary Brain Tumors

The Practical Management of Low grade Primary Brain Tumors Book
Author : Jack P. Rock
Publisher :
Release : 1999
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gliomas (astrocytomas) are a common type of brain tumour treated by neurosurgeons. This volume offers practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with these slow-growing, non-malignant brain tumours. Algorithms and case histories apply theory to real-world challenges and aid in diagnosis, staging and treatment. Areas covered include: diagnostic imaging; surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy; epilepsy and low-grade gliomas; and genetic counselling. A chapter on guidelines and outcome analysis offers information that the reader can put to work in clinical practice.

Therapy of Malignant Brain Tumors

Therapy of Malignant Brain Tumors Book
Author : Kurt Jellinger
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3709188768
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The tumors of the brain similar to other pathological changes of that particular organ claim for a separate position in scientific medicine regarding biology, morphology, features of clinical manifestation, diagnostics and therapy. During the past years due to rapid progress in basic neurosciences and medical biotechnics the situation of the neuroclinician in front of brain tumors has been dramatically changed. The prerequisites for early and accurate diagnosis as well as for successful treatment also of malignant neoplasms have increased and remarkably improved. At the same time the information necessary for an appropriate pragmatic use of the available cognitive methods and therapeutic means increased along the same scale and is permanently being critically modified or changed due to fundamental new insights which come up in always shorter intervals. These facts necessitate the preparation of publications in which the state of the art is presented in possible completeness, systematic order and proper disposability for rational management and therapeutic strategies.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Davide Schiffer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 364260529X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analogue to the first edition, the principal characteristic of this work is its casting of pathology as the common nosographic link in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of brain tumours. A result of the author's many years of experience in the study of brain tumours and their pathological and clinical characteristics, the book presents different aspects of neurooncology from the perspective of pathology and its biological and clinical correlates. This new, second and enlarged volume preserves all the qualities of the first edition while further amplifying clinical applications and updating biological and pathological problems. The references have been completely revised and new chapters have been added on topics such as neuroimaging, invasion and angiogenesis. Professor Schiffer is President of the Italian Association of Neurooncology and of the Italian Association of Neuropathology.

Angiogenesis in Brain Tumors

Angiogenesis in Brain Tumors Book
Author : Matthias Kirsch,Peter McL. Black
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1441988718
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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- Volume is divided into four sections, allowing easy navagation for researchers and practicing physicians - Text includes clinical trials - Written by leaders in the field

Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors Book
Author : Adekunle M. Adesina,Tarik Tihan,Christine E. Fuller,Tina Young Poussaint
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-01-24
ISBN : 9781441910622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent evidence indicates that the physiology and response to various drugs in the pediatric population differs from that of the adult and must be appreciated to be able to fully address the health needs of the pediatric population. Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors covers areas ranging from neuroimaging, the use of crush and touch preps during introperative consultation, classic histological features of brain tumors, tumor variants, and a miscellaneous group of challenging tumors. Chapters consist of essential diagnostic information and features highlighting recognized variants and their differential diagnoses. A section on molecular pathology and electron microscopy is also included for each tumor category; along with a list of classic reviews and innovative articles on each of the tumor entities as suggested reading at the end of each chapter. Created to fill a void in the practice of pediatric neuropathology, this practical and well-illustrated Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors represents a collection of interesting, common and unusual tumors for a diagnostic exercise by the reader.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Jeri Freedman,Louis J. Cook
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2011-12-15
ISBN : 1448855446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents general information about brain tumors, including what they are, the different types of brain tumors, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated, and the types of rehabilitation done by people who have suffered from them.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Mark Cohen, MD,David E. Elder, MB, ChB,Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, MD,Richard Prayson, MD
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2009-11-24
ISBN : 9781935281368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Surgical neuropathology is a challenging arena for many pathologists, due in large part to a relative lack of experience of most pathologists in this area compared to other areas of surgical pathology. Brain Tumors is intended to address this need with cases drawn from the surgical neuropathology practices of the authors. This volume provides examples of over 100 brain tumors, running the gamut from the very common to the rare. Each example is presented in a case based format and the wide variety of cases presented covers the entire scope of brain tumors and offers the opportunity to review both the basics for the beginner or relatively inexperienced pathologist and also offers experienced pathologists the chance to see some of the rare entities. Each case is formatted as if it were a consult case and includes a brief clinical history, description of the pathologic findings with numerous illustrations, the line diagnosis, discussion of the entity, and the diagnostic thought process as well pertinent references for further reading. When relevant, current practical applications of immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology are discussed. The Consultant Pathology Series The Consultant Pathology series is designed to disseminate the knowledge of expert surgical pathology consultants in the analysis and diagnosis of difficult cases to the full community of pathology practitioners. The volumes are based on actual consultations and presented in a format that illustrates the expert's process of evaluating the case, including indications for consultation, the consultants findings and comment, and discussion of the entity that amplifies the case description. Each volume in the Consultant Pathology series is authored by international experts with extensive case experience in the areas covered

Guerilla Guide to Brain Tumors

Guerilla Guide to Brain Tumors Book
Author : Skip Goebel
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2007-10
ISBN : 1434315401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The true story and raw exposition of a Baby Boomer's life growing up in a decadent sub culture of society. It's an autobiographical account of a child-man growing up as an impoverished elder son of seven. With his father in prison and his mother fighting alcoholism, he discovers that humor is the panacea for pain. The Life and Times of a Hollywood Bad Boy has some very funny anecdotes about the New York night life in the 70's, the Hollywood scene of the 80's and the Vegas explosion during the 90's. There are great stories about celebrities such as Robert DeNiro, Andy Garcia, Robin Williams and other comics who have been in the limelight for over 20 years. " an entertaining and funny read." Tress Wright, Producer/Writer/Director. "It's an honest, unabashed and candid account of a life lived in the fast lane of the Autobahn!" Ron Stevens, CEO of All Star Radio Networks.

Therapeutic Ribonucleic Acids in Brain Tumors

Therapeutic Ribonucleic Acids in Brain Tumors Book
Author : Volker A. Erdmann,Guido Reifenberger,Jan Barciszewski
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-08-11
ISBN : 9783642004759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the past few years nucleic acids technologies have grown into a powerful analytical and also increasingly therapeutic tool. It has been applied not only to the uncovering of gene functions in many organisms, but also to pathogenetic analysis and recently also for the treatment of human diseases. The book discusses in depth the potential of these innovative methods in the broad field of central nervous system and brain tumours particularly. Whereas there is currently no comprehensive overview on potential and challenges of nucleic acids technologies for basic brain tumours and for the clinical management of patients with brain tumours, this book does explicitly cover the many other aspects of the "RNA World" (pathogenic and therapeutic potential of microRNAs, aptamer technology, etc.), too. With this significantly broadened scope as compared to currently existing books it appears to be an urgently needed new publication.

Reasons for Brain Tumor Increase Not Black and White

Reasons for Brain Tumor Increase Not Black and White Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release :
ISBN : 9781422326138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Reasons for Brain Tumor Increase not Black and White" is an article written by Evelyn Zamula that originally appeared in the May-June 1997 issue of "FDA Consumer," a magazine published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zamula provides information about brain tumors and notes that they are abnormal growths of tissue within the skull. Information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and surgery of brain tumors is available, as well as a discussion of radiation therapy and chemotherapy as forms of treatment. The FDA presents the article online.

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Book
Author : Ana Lucia Abujamra
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2011-08-23
ISBN : 9533075880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brain Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies focuses on tumor models, the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of this disease, and on the new diagnostic and treatment strategies utilized to stage and treat this malignancy. A special section on immunotherapy and gene therapy provides the most up-to-date information on the pre-clinical and clinical advances of this therapeutic venue. Each chapter in Brain Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies is authored by international experts with extensive experience in the areas covered.