Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 12

Molecular Mechanisms, Children's Cancer, Treatments, and Radiosurgery

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7216-8 (Print) 978-94-007-7217-5 (Online)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlviii

  2. Molecular Mechanisms

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      Pages 1-1

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      Classification/Diagnosis of Brain Tumors Using Discriminant Function Analysis

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      Pages 19-32

      Neuronal Differentiation in the Adult Brain: CDK6 as the Molecular Regulator

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      Pages 33-41

      Prolactinomas: Role of VEGF, FGF-2 and CD31

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      Pages 43-50

      Human Brain Tumor Growth: Role of Aquaporins

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      Pages 51-60

      Molecular and Functional Characterization of Human Adipocytes

  3. Children’s Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61

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      Pages 63-71

      Inhibition of Neuroblastoma Progression by Targeting Lymphangiogenesis: Role of an Endogenous Soluble Splice-Variant of VEGFR-2

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      Pages 73-89

      Hyperinsulinemia Tends to Induce Growth Without Growth Hormone in Children with Brain Tumors After Neurosurgery

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      Pages 91-106

      Childhood Brain Tumours: Proton Beam Therapy

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      Pages 107-119

      Pathogenesis of Medulloblastoma: Role of Molecular Genetic Alterations

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      Pages 121-127

      Medulloblastomas: Survival Differences Between Children and Adults

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      Pages 129-135

      Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Risk of Glioma and Meningioma Following Radiotherapy

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      Pages 137-145

      Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Risk of New Primary Neoplasms of the CNS

  4. Treatments

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      Pages 147-147

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      Pages 149-158

      Brain Tumor Typing and Therapy Using Combined Ex Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Molecular Genomics

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      Pages 159-169

      Atlas-Based Segmentation of Tumor-Bearing Brain Images

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      Pages 171-182

      Nonthermal Irreversible Electroporation as a Focal Ablation Treatment for Brain Cancer

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      Pages 183-189

      The Role of Whole Brain Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Brain Tumors

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      Pages 191-200

      Craniotomy for Intracranial Tumors: Role of Postoperative Hematoma in Surgical Mortality

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      Pages 201-211

      Pituitary Adenomas: Treatment Using the Endonasal Approach

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      Pages 213-225

      Intracranial Tumors: Treatment with Endoscopic Neurosurgery

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      Pages 227-233

      Incidence of Recraniotomy for Postoperative Infections After Surgery for Intracranial Tumors

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