Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice

  • David Schiff
  • Patrick Y. Wen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Neurologic Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Michael J. Glantz, Keith R. Edwards
      Pages 9-16
    3. Nina A. Paleologos, Nicholas A. Vick
      Pages 17-22
    4. Siraj M. Husain, Peter A. Forsyth
      Pages 23-39
    5. Augusto Caraceni, Marco Bosisio, Jane M. Ingham
      Pages 41-55
    6. Julie E. Hammack
      Pages 57-70
  4. Direct Complications of Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Raja B. Khan, Lisa M. DeAngelis
      Pages 73-86
    3. Ben P. W. Jansen, Peter A. E. Sillevis Smitt
      Pages 87-92
    4. David Schiff
      Pages 93-106
    5. Warren P. Mason
      Pages 107-119
    6. Magdy Selim, David A. Chad, Lawrence D. Recht
      Pages 121-134
  5. Indirect Complications of Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Megan C. Leary, Jeffrey L. Saver
      Pages 137-157
    3. Myrna R. Rosenfeld, Josep Dalmau
      Pages 159-169
  6. Complications of Cancer Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Anthony Béhin, Jean-Yves Delattre
      Pages 173-191

About this book


Neurologic complications of systemic cancer and its treatment often present complex diagnostic and management problems, commonly have a great impact on quality of life, and are a major factor in the death of cancer patients. In Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice, leading neuro-oncologists from around the world comprehensively review the neurologic symptoms that cancer patients experience, and show how these symptoms should be interpreted and evaluated. Organized by both symptom and type of cancer, the book carefully describes each diagnostic neurologic entity-from symptomatology, to diagnostic studies, to management and prognosis-and presents each major type of cancer in terms of its neurologic problems and how they should be handled. This dual organization allows physicians quickly to obtain neurologic guidance on either a diagnostic problem (e.g., confusion and delirium) or on the neurologic problems and treatments associated with a specific type of cancer (e.g., lung cancer). The role of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and other palliative measures are considered for each type of problem.
Multidisciplinary and up-to-date, Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice explains to the busy physician treating cancer patients all the latest findings in neuro-oncology that will help sharpen their differential diagnoses, diagnostic strategies, and treatment plans for those patients with neurologic symptoms and findings.


brain nervous system neurology

Editors and affiliations

  • David Schiff
    • 1
  • Patrick Y. Wen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Virginia Medical CenterCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Center for Neuro-Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Department of NeurologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4703-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-317-0
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