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Current Understanding and Treatment of Gliomas

  • Jeffrey Raizer
  • Andrew Parsa

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 163)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Quinn T. Ostrom, Haley Gittleman, Lindsay Stetson, Selene M. Virk, Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan
    Pages 1-14
  3. Adam L. Cohen, Howard Colman
    Pages 15-30
  4. Matthew C. Tate
    Pages 31-47
  5. Igor J. Barani, David A. Larson
    Pages 49-73
  6. Priya Kumthekar, Jeffrey Raizer, Simran Singh
    Pages 75-87
  7. Wolfgang Wick, Benedikt Wiestler, Michael Platten
    Pages 89-101
  8. Vyshak Alva Venur, David M. Peereboom, Manmeet S. Ahluwalia
    Pages 103-115
  9. Justin T. Jordan, Patrick Y. Wen
    Pages 117-142
  10. Orin Bloch
    Pages 143-158
  11. Marc C. Chamberlain
    Pages 159-170
  12. Tobias Walbert, Kristen Chasteen
    Pages 171-184

About this book

Introduction

​This book reviews the significant advances in our understanding of glioma biology that have been achieved during the past decade and describes in detail the resultant new approaches to treatment. Improvements in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are comprehensively covered, with discussion of their impact in decreasing patient morbidity and increasing survival. In addition, individual chapters are devoted specifically to current treatment for low-grade gliomas, anaplastic gliomas, and glioblastoma multiforme. Other topics addressed include treatment of the elderly patient,  investigating emerging therapies from small molecules to immunotherapy and palliative care. This timely book will be a valuable source of up-to-date information for practitioners and will also be of interest to researchers.

Keywords

Chemotherapy Glioma Gliomagenesis Radiation Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Raizer
    • 1
  • Andrew Parsa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12048-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12047-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12048-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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