Biology of Brain Tumour

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Biology of Brain Tumour (London, October 24–26, 1984)

  • Michael D. Walker
  • David G. T. Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Molecular Neurooncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Paul
      Pages 3-6
    3. Raj K. Narayan, William E. Heydorn, G. Joseph Creed, Paul L. Kornblith, David M. Jacobowitz
      Pages 7-14
    4. Ambrish J. Patel, Mary D. Weir, John L. Darling, David G. T. Thomas, Antony Hunt
      Pages 15-25
    5. R. I. Freshney, Margaret C. Frame, P. F. T. Vaughan, D. I. Graham
      Pages 35-41
    6. S. H. Bigner, J. Mark, P. C. Burger, D. E. Bullard, S. C. Schold Jr, M. S. Mahaley Jr et al.
      Pages 43-49
    7. R. H. Lye, S. F. Elstow, J. B. Weiss
      Pages 61-66
    8. J. Ph Moulinoux, V. Quemener, H. Hercouet, F. Darcel, M. Chatel
      Pages 67-74
  3. Modem Neuropathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. B. H. Smith, M. A. Greenwood, C. J. Cummins, J. Ellis, C. Gibson, P. L. Kornblith
      Pages 91-96
    3. Carol Adams, Dennis E. Bullard, Sandra H. Bigner, Darell D. Bigner
      Pages 97-105
    4. Mohsen Rahman, Herman Yeger, Laurence E. Becker
      Pages 107-114
    5. Maria Teresa Giordana, Davide Schiffer, Alessandro Mauro, Antonio Migheli
      Pages 121-129
    6. Marco Chilosi, Massimo Gerosa, Antonio Iannucci, Mark Rosenblum, Claudio Doglioni, Mara Montagna et al.
      Pages 139-143
    7. Kurt Jellinger, Felicia Slowik
      Pages 145-152
    8. G. J. Pilkington, J. L. Darling, P. L. Lantos
      Pages 153-160
  4. Correlates of brain tumour imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. R. B. Richardson, A. G. Davies, S. P. Bourne, G. E. Staddon, D. Jones, J. T. Kemshead et al.
      Pages 179-187
    3. John Wilden, Isabella Moore
      Pages 189-191
    4. Michael Powell, John Olney, John Darling, David Thomas
      Pages 193-195
    5. P. J. Luthert, B. R. Deane, J. Greenwood, O. E. Pratt, P. L. Lantos
      Pages 197-202
    6. Ronald G. Blasberg, Dennis R. Groothuis, Donald C. Wright, Peter Molnar
      Pages 211-220
    7. B. P. O’Neill, R. P. Dinapoli, H. Okazaki
      Pages 227-234
  5. Surgical neurooncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Charles H. Davis, Robert Bradford
      Pages 245-249
    3. Edward R. Hitchcock, Manuel G. Sotelo
      Pages 251-260
    4. F. Mundinger, K. Weigel
      Pages 261-268
    5. Masao Matsutani, Tadayoshi Matsuda, Takeshi Kohno, Tadashi Nagashima, Akio Asai, Takamitsu Fujimaki
      Pages 269-275
    6. Prakash Narain Tandon, Satya Pal Agarwal, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Subimal Roy
      Pages 277-286
    7. Michael Salcman, Walker Robinson, Elizabeth Montgomery
      Pages 287-292
    8. Mitsuhiro Hara, Tatsuhiro Maeda, Hitoshi Yokota, Motohide Ogashiwa, Junichiro Okada, Kazuo Takeuchi et al.
      Pages 293-298
    9. Gordon Brocklehurst
      Pages 309-312
    10. Victor Aldo Fasano, Roberto Maria Ponzio, Michele Maria Lanotte, Sergio Zeme
      Pages 313-317
    11. Massimiliano Boccardo, Antonio Ruelle
      Pages 319-322
  6. The biology of radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Biology of Brain Tumour. The first Symposium was held in 1979 at Gardonne Riviera, Italy. This meeting was planned in order to coincide with the lOOth Anniversary of the first reported operation for glioma in London on November 25, 1884. Since the first meeting, the field of neuro-oncology has made remarkable progress in understanding both basic and clinical factors of significance to patients with brain tumor. While the earlier meeting dealt to a large extent with clinically oriented studies, this symposium was more heavily weighted toward the biology of brain tumour and improving our understanding at the physiologic, biochemical, pharmacologic, and cellular level. The meeting was divided according to scientific content into presentations and discussions as well as posters for more leisurely viewing, so as to allow the main themes of the meeting to sequentially develop. The first session dealt extensively with neuro-oncology at the molecular level and included considerable discus­ sion of material related to the babic biochemical milieu in which tumors originate, proliferate, and eventually destroy the brain. Classic neuropathology has been the mainstay of tumor identification and characteriza­ tion, however, the process of classification has become much more complex. The availability of a variety of new tools has allowed investigation into the validity of the more traditional classification systems as well as the development of newer biologically related concepts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Walker
    • 1
  • David G. T. Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of NeurologyUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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