Tumors of the Brain and Spine

  • Franco DeMonte
  • Mark R. Gilbert
  • Anita Mahajan
  • Ian E. McCutcheon
  • Aman U. Buzdar
  • Ralph S. Freedman

Part of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Melissa L. Bondy, Randa El-Zein, Michael E. Scheurer
    Pages 1-22
  3. Gregory N. Fuller, Kenneth D. Aldape
    Pages 23-35
  4. J. Matthew Debnam, Leena Ketonen, Leena M. Hamberg, George J. Hunter
    Pages 37-52
  5. Franco DeMonte
    Pages 53-92
  6. Sujit S. Prabhu
    Pages 121-133
  7. Ivo W. Tremont-Lukats, Mark R. Gilbert
    Pages 153-170
  8. Charles A. Conrad, Amy B. Heimberger
    Pages 171-190
  9. Ian E. McCutcheon
    Pages 191-223
  10. Morris D. Groves
    Pages 245-261
  11. Ehud Mendel
    Pages 273-294
  12. Laurence D. Rhines, Morris D. Groves
    Pages 295-328
  13. Allen W. Burton, Tracy L. Veramonti, Phillip C. Phan, Jeffrey S. Wefel
    Pages 329-351
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 353-364

About this book

Introduction

Our rapidly increasing knowledge about tumors of the brain and spine has rendered these tumors more treatable than ever before. In the new world of central nervous system oncology, maximally complete resection is followed by conformal radiotherapy and often by chemotherapy, the selection of which is based on the tumor’s susceptibility to drugs that have biological actions known to interact with the tumor’s particular molecular signature.

The chapters of this book collectively weave a tapestry depicting the range of medical, surgical, and radiotherapeutic approaches to neuro-oncology as it is practiced at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, along with the diversity of disciplines needed for effective therapy. M. D. Anderson faculty describe their current approaches to patient assessment, decision making, and management of central nervous system tumors, including treatment for either palliation or for cure.

Tumors of the Brain and Spine is the sixth book in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights integrated care and focuses on treating the patient through the entire spectrum of the disease.

This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 illustrations and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with central nervous system tumors.

Keywords

Nervous System brain glioma low-grade glioma moleculargenetics neuropathology neurosurgery spine surgery tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Franco DeMonte
    • 1
  • Mark R. Gilbert
    • 2
  • Anita Mahajan
    • 3
  • Ian E. McCutcheon
    • 4
  • Aman U. Buzdar
    • 5
  • Ralph S. Freedman
    • 6
  1. 1.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  5. 5.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  6. 6.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-29202-1
  • Copyright Information Springer US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-29201-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29202-1
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