Cancer Neurology In Clinical Practice

Neurologic Complications of Cancer and Its Treatment

  • David Schiff
  • Santosh Kesari
  • Patrick Y. Wen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Evert C. A. Kaal, Charles J. Vecht
      Pages 3-11
  3. Diagnostic Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Arastoo Vossough, R. Gilberto Gonzalez, John W. Henson
      Pages 15-30
  4. Neurologic Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Michael J. Glantz, Julia Batten
      Pages 33-46
    3. Santosh Kesari, Nina A. Paleologos, Nicholas A. Vick
      Pages 47-56
    4. Robert Cavaliere
      Pages 57-63
    5. Augusto Caraceni, Marco Bosisio, Jane M. Ingham
      Pages 65-90
    6. Elana Farace, Zarui Melikyan
      Pages 91-111
    7. Sebastiano Mercadante
      Pages 113-128
  5. Direct Complications of Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Ahmir H. Khan, Lawrence Recht
      Pages 131-144
    3. Herbert B. Newton
      Pages 145-161
    4. Jonathan H. Sherman, Dawit G. Aregawi, Mark E. Shaffrey, David Schiff
      Pages 163-179
    5. Ayman I. Omar, Warren P. Mason
      Pages 181-201
    6. Nicholas Butowski
      Pages 203-211
  6. Indirect Complications of Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Lisa R. Rogers, Megan C. Leary, Jeffrey L Saver
      Pages 215-236
    3. Myrna R. Rosenfeld, Josep Dalmau
      Pages 237-255
  7. Complications of Cancer Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Daisy Chi, Anthony Béhin, Jean-Yves Delattre
      Pages 259-286
    3. Jörg Dietrich, Patrick Y. Wen
      Pages 287-326
    4. Eudocia Quant, Patrick Y. Wen
      Pages 327-352
  8. Neurologic Complications of Specific Malignancies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Tracy T. Batchelor, Thomas N. Byrne
      Pages 381-396
    3. Suriya A. Jeyapalan, Anand Mahadevan
      Pages 397-421
    4. Willem Boogerd
      Pages 423-448
    5. David E Traul, David Schiff
      Pages 459-480
    6. Jeffrey Raizer, Jeffrey Cilley
      Pages 481-493
    7. Santosh Kesari, Lara J. Kunschner
      Pages 495-506
    8. Katherine B. Peters, David Schiff
      Pages 507-521
    9. Denise M. Damek
      Pages 523-553
    10. Marc C. Chamberlain
      Pages 555-565
    11. Brian Patrick O’Neill
      Pages 567-589
    12. Nicole J. Ullrich, Scott L. Pomeroy
      Pages 607-619
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 621-636

About this book


From the Reviews of the First Edition…

"…provides an excellent overview and introduction to the management of neurological complications of cancer. Well organized and succinct, it is easy to locate and utilize information…" – Neurology

"…an important resource for the medical oncologist, in the diagnosis and treatment of many neurological conditions caused by cancer… This book is original and is recommended for medical oncologists and radiotherapists, who will find it a useful guide to dealing with the neurological problems encountered in cancer patients." – Annals of Oncology

"The editors and contributors are to be congratulated for producing a timely and comprehensive text of this rapidly evolving field. I strongly recommend Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice for neurologists, including neuro-oncologists… The practical nature and clear presentation of the text make the information very accessible to those in neurosurgery, medical and radiation oncology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology." – Annals of Neurology


From the Foreword to the First Edition…

This book gives a comprehensive analysis of how cancer affects the nervous system… It encompasses the experience of senior physicians actively engaged in neuro-oncology centers throughout the world… The broad scope of this book will appeal to physicians who are not specialists, but who want an up-to-date reference on all aspects of neuro-oncology. – Jerome Posner, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Neuro-oncology has evolved substantially as a clinical and research discipline over the past few decades. Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition provides clinicians from various backgrounds and levels of training with a reference to help focus the differential diagnosis, treatment strategy, and management plan for the cancer patient with neurologic symptoms and findings.

The volume begins with an overview of the field of neuro-oncology and a review of the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of neuro-oncologic disease. Several chapters on interpretation and management of common neuro-oncologic symptoms follow. Subsequent sections contain chapters on the direct and indirect neurologic complications of cancer as well as complications of therapy. The final section focuses on the spectrum and management of neurologic disease in patients with cancer of specific organs.

Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition is an important new work that aims to broaden and deepen the familiarity of clinicians with the range and management of neuro-oncologic diseases in order to improve the quality of care for cancer patients.


Cancer Fatigue Nervous System Neuro-oncology Neurosurgery Tumor diagnosis imaging neurology

Editors and affiliations

  • David Schiff
    • 1
  • Santosh Kesari
    • 2
  • Patrick Y. Wen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville
  2. 2.Center for Neuro-Oncology Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and Department of NeurologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBoston

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-983-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-412-4
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