Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 8

Astrocytoma, Medulloblastoma, Retinoblastoma, Chordoma, Craniopharyngioma, Oligodendroglioma, and Ependymoma

  • M.A. Hayat

Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Astrocytoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tomohiro Osanai, Chisato Katoh, Ken Okumura
      Pages 3-11
    3. Kaisorn L. Chaichana, Matthew J. McGirt
      Pages 13-20
  3. Medulloblastoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Valentina Caracciolo, Antonio Giordano
      Pages 23-33
    3. Austin Mattox, Jing Li, Chunhui Di, D. Cory Adamson
      Pages 47-58
    4. Violaine Sée, Barry Pizer, Daniel Meley
      Pages 59-69
    5. Arnold C. Paulino
      Pages 71-75
    6. Christian Carrie, Marie-Pierre Sunyach
      Pages 85-90
  4. Retinoblastoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Mariangela Amenduni, Gabriella Livide, Francesca Ariani, Alessandra Renieri
      Pages 93-102
    3. Javier G. Pizarro, Antoni Camins, Felix Junyent, Ester Verdaguer, Carme Auladell, Carlos Beas-Zarate et al.
      Pages 103-115
    4. Hanan Shehata, Azza Abou Ghalia, Eman Elsayed
      Pages 117-124
    5. Domenico Mastrangelo, Cosimo Loré, Giovanni Grasso
      Pages 125-132
    6. Madhavan Jagadeesan, Sudhir Sudrik, Vikas Khetan
      Pages 133-146
    7. Annette C. Moll, Tamara Marees, Machteld I. Bosscha, Flora E. van Leeuwen
      Pages 147-154
  5. Chordoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Takahiko Naka
      Pages 165-172
    3. Daniel M. S. Raper, Ricardo J. Komotar, Justin F. Fraser, Vijay K. Anand, Nicholas Moore, Theodore H. Schwartz
      Pages 185-194
  6. Craniopharyngioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Nancy McLaughlin, Amin B. Kassam, Daniel M. Prevedello, Domenico Solari, Kiarash Shahlaie, Nasrin Fatemi et al.
      Pages 197-210
    3. Domenico Solari, Daniel M. Prevedello, Daniel F. Kelly, Nancy McLaughlin, Leo F. S. Ditzel Filho, Ricardo L. Carrau et al.
      Pages 211-221
    4. John Varlotto, Cheng Saw, Richard Croley, Martin Pavelic
      Pages 223-231
    5. Paul Steinbok, Juliette Hukin
      Pages 233-237
  7. Oligodendroglioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Metka Volavšek, Mara Popović
      Pages 241-254
  8. Ependymoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Cynthia J. Campen, Paul Graham Fisher
      Pages 269-277
    3. Camelia-Maria Monoranu, Bei Huang, Gentner Doreen
      Pages 279-286
    4. Min Wang, Hehuang Xie
      Pages 287-295
    5. Hendrik Witt, Andrey Korshunov, Marc Remke, Stefan M. Pfister, Olaf Witt, Till Milde
      Pages 297-306
    6. Nicola Montano, Quintino Giorgio D’Alessandris, Roberto Pallini
      Pages 307-312
    7. Carolin Mogler, Wolf Mueller
      Pages 313-320
    8. Marc C. Chamberlain
      Pages 331-338
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 339-347

About this book


With tens of thousands of new CNS tumor cases each year in the US alone, this series of publications is a valuable aid to the diagnosis and treatment of these problematic neoplasms. Now, the eighth in the set returns to the topic of brain tumors, dealing with seven distinct types: astrocytoma, medulloblastoma, retinoblastoma, chordoma, craniopharyngioma, oligodendroglioma, and ependymoma. After updating the classification of medulloblastoma the volume provides an overview of ependymoma as well as describing the delineation of prognosis based on the genetic aberrations of the latter patients. The material offers key insights into the molecular pathways involved in tumor biology, such as the role of E-cadherin gene instability, carbonic anhydrase II, urokinase plasminogen activator, and Wnt signaling in meningioma.


Contributors explain the genetic and clinical features associated with recurring meningioma, including the role played by erythropoietin receptor, and examine the way in which OTX2 transcription factor functions as an oncogene in medulloblastoma. With much more besides, including discussion of the molecular mechanisms that result in resistance to chemotherapy in medulloblastoma, this volume and its companions have a positive role to play in inspiring a new generation of researchers to design new drugs that are better targeted—and thus more effective.


Assessment of cancer treatments Cancer diagnosis Cancer drug development Cancer prognosis Cancer therapy

Editors and affiliations

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4212-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4213-0
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