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Neuro-oncology; the essentials, 2d ed.


Neuro-oncology; the essentials, 2d ed.

Ed. by Mark Bernstein and Mitchel S. Berger.

Thieme Medical Publishers


477 pages




This medical text, edited by Bernstein (surgery, U. of Toronto, Canada) and Berger (neurological surgery, U. of California, US), aims to present the fundamentals of neuro-oncology with a brevity and accessibility intended to allow for easy absorption, especially for residents and other practitioners for whom neuro-oncology is not a primary focus. It opens with chapters on epidemiology, pathology and molecular classification, molecular markers and pathways, and stem cell neurobiology. Evaluation is covered in chapters on anatomic, metabolic, physiological, and functional imaging. A section on surgery covers perioperative management, image-guided surgery, functional mapping, and complication. Ten chapters then discuss radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy, followed by 17 chapters on specific tumors. The final chapters discuss complications of medical therapy, quality of life, and ethical concerns for neuro- oncology patients.

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Date:Jun 1, 2008
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