Tumors of the Brain and Spine

ISBN: 978-0-387-29201-4 (Print) 978-0-387-29202-1 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-22

    Epidemiology of Brain Tumors

  3. Chapter

    Pages 23-35

    Neuropathology and Molecular Biology of Intracranial Tumors

  4. Chapter

    Pages 37-52

    Radiology of Brain Tumors: Structure and Physiology

  5. Chapter

    Pages 53-92

    Surgically Curable Brain Tumors of Adults

  6. Chapter

    Pages 93-119

    Low-Grade Gliomas: Evidence-Based Treatment Options

  7. Chapter

    Pages 121-133

    Surgical Strategies for High-Grade Gliomas

  8. Chapter

    Pages 135-151

    Radiation Oncology for Tumors of the Central Nervous System: Improving the Therapeutic Index

  9. Chapter

    Pages 153-170

    Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Diffuse Gliomas

  10. Chapter

    Pages 171-190

    Innovative Treatment Strategies for High-Grade Gliomas

  11. Chapter

    Pages 191-223

    Pituitary Tumors in Oncology

  12. Chapter

    Pages 225-243

    Management of Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Melanoma Metastatic to the Brain

  13. Chapter

    Pages 245-261

    Neoplastic Meningitis

  14. Chapter

    Pages 263-272

    Lymphoma Affecting the Central Nervous System

  15. Chapter

    Pages 273-294

    Tumors of the Extradural Spine

  16. Chapter

    Pages 295-328

    Tumors of the Spinal Cord and Intradural Space

  17. Chapter

    Pages 329-351

    Symptom Management for Patients with Brain Tumors: Improving Quality of Life

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 353-364