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Comprehensive resource of both biology and clinical knowledge of CNS metastasis
Only current book to cover the biology in depth, most cover clinical management of the disease
Topics covered by leaders in their respective fields
This volume covers what is known regarding the natural history, basic biology, and clinical aspects, including imaging and treatment, of CNS metastasis. Three chapters cover the biology of the brain and brain metastases: molecular biology, includes what is known about specific genes/proteins involved in the process of metastasis and model systems to study brain metastasis; brain microenvironment, focuses on the resident cells of the microenvironment and their role in CNS metastasis; and the blood-brain barrier, includes a discussion of permeability with respect to brain metastases. A discussion of experimental imaging covers both the biology of brain metastasis from an imaging perspective and the use of imaging techniques to study brain metastases. The three clinical chapters discuss treatment options of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The potential for novel targeted therapies is also addressed. Because of the uniqueness of the disease, leptomeningeal metastasis is discussed separately. The last chapter is devoted to quality of life issues associated with CNS metastasis.
Preface.- List of Contributors.- 1 An Introduction to Brain Metastasis.- 2 The Molecular Biology of Brain Metastasis.- 3 The Brain Microenvironment.- 4 Vascular permeability within brain metastases.- 5 Imaging Experimental Brain Metastases.- 6 Possibilities of Targeted Therapies for Brain Metastasis.- 7 Surgery for Brain Metastasis.- 8 Is There A Role for Systemic Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Brain Metastases?.- 9 Radiation Therapy of CNS Metastases.- 10 Leptomeningeal Metastasis.- 11 Quality of Life in CNS Metastasis.- Index.