Management of Rare Adult Tumours

  • Yazid Belkacémi
  • René-Olivier Mirimanoff
  • Mahmut Ozsahin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-4
  2. CNS tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. D. Pasquier, N. Rezvoy
      Pages 19-27
    3. Ph. M. P. Poortmans
      Pages 29-40
    4. N. Penel, C. Ferte, É. Le Rhun, Y. Belkacémi
      Pages 41-44
    5. D. C. Weber
      Pages 45-50
    6. A. Pica, R.-O. Mirimanoff
      Pages 51-56
    7. V. Monnard, R.-O. Mirimanoff
      Pages 57-63
  3. Heads and neck tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. O. Matzinger
      Pages 67-72
    3. E. Özyar, M. Gültekin
      Pages 87-95
    4. C. Ikonomidis, L. Bron
      Pages 105-115
    5. G. Ugurluer, A. Zouhair, M. Ozsahin
      Pages 117-122
    6. Y. Anacak, S. Kamer
      Pages 123-126
  4. Gastro-intestinal tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. M. Krengli, L. Masini, F. Pia
      Pages 129-135
    3. M. Montemurro, J.-Y. Blay, S. Leyvraz
      Pages 137-148

About this book

Introduction

Why a book dedicated to rare cancer management? Given the large variety of rare cancers,they take up a significant part of our daily practice. Therefore,we owe it to our patients with rare tumours that we use the knowledge gained in the treatment of the more common cancers to provide them with a better future. This knowledge comes from recent developments in molecular diagnostics, systemic treatments with new drugs and targeted therapies together with advanced technologies in the areas of radiology and radiation therapy.
The authors have analyzed the literature and recommend treatments for rare cancers based on results from past studies.We hope that this book will be an aid to those treating rare cancer cases about which, up to now, little has been published, and will reassure our patients that they have not been forgotten.

Yazid Belkacémi is Deputy Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Henri Mondor, Créteil, France. His clinical research interests include the management of breast and gynaecologic cancers, hematologic malignancies, rare tumour management and the development of new technologies in radiation oncology. His biology research topics include radiosensitivity markers in tumours and healthy tissues and combinations of targeted therapies and new drugs with ionising radiation. “As « rarity » is too often synonymous with isolation, it is hoped that this book will contribute to increasing and spreading the knowledge about rare tumours in order to better manage our patients with innovative approaches.“

René-Olivier Mirimanoff is Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also the founder of the Rare Cancer Network. (www.rarecancer.net). His main research interests are brain tumours and rare cancers. “Rare types of cancer should no longer be considered as orphan diseases.It is time now to gather solid data to guide our medical, radiation and surgical oncology colleagues towards the best possible decisions.“

Mahmut Ozsahin is Deputy Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois/University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. His main interests are head and neck cancer, colorectal cancer and haematological malignancies with a special interest in rare tumours in these sites. His biology research topics include radiosensitivity in healthy tissues and predictive assays in radiotherapy. “As no, or very little, prospective clinical research is carried out on rare tumours, it is important to gather and communicate our findings to improve the outcome of our patients.”

Keywords

breast cancer cancer carcinoma cell diagnostics hematology lymphoma oncology ovarian cancer radiation radiation therapy radiology radiotherapy therapy tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Yazid Belkacémi
    • 1
  • René-Olivier Mirimanoff
    • 2
  • Mahmut Ozsahin
    • 2
  1. 1.Hôpital Henri-MondorCréteil CedexFrance
  2. 2.Centre hospitalier universitaire VaudoirRue du BugnonLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-92246-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Paris 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-287-92245-9
  • Online ISBN 978-2-287-92246-6
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