Emerging Concepts in Neuro-Oncology

  • Colin Watts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Scientific Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pieter Wesseling
      Pages 3-20
    3. Davide Sciuscio, Monika E. Hegi
      Pages 21-40
    4. Sara G. M. Piccirillo
      Pages 61-71
  3. Models of Brain Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. David J. Ryan, Colin Watts
      Pages 75-86
    3. Stephen J. Price, Adam D. Waldman
      Pages 119-140
  4. Emerging Concepts in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Walter Stummer
      Pages 143-159
    3. Susan C. Short
      Pages 161-170
    4. Kathryn Graham, Anthony J. Chalmers
      Pages 171-196
    5. David A. Walker, Sophie H. Wilne
      Pages 197-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book


Neuro-oncology is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving areas of oncology. In recent years there has been a remarkable increase in activity in the field, from basic science through to the clinic. This is reflected by advances in the understanding of the biology of CNS malignancies which have informed the development of novel and successful therapies.  In this environment it is essential to facilitate communication and understanding of new ideas and concepts.


Emerging Concepts in Neuro-Oncology is written with this in mind: to encourage collaboration across traditional boundaries and promote translational research for patient benefit. The book moves from concepts in the scientific basis of neuro-oncology in part one, through models of brain cancer in part two, to emerging concepts in clinical practice in part three, with a focus on translational research.


This book will be an essential read for neuroscience researchers, cancer researchers, neurosurgeons and clinical oncologists as well as anyone with an interest in this exciting, dynamic field.


CNS Malignancies Clinical Oncology Neuro-Oncology Neurosciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Colin Watts
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Clinical NeurosciencesUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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