MD Anderson Cancer Care Series

Tumors of the Brain and Spine

Editors: DeMonte, F., Gilbert, M.R., Mahajan, A., McCutcheon, I.E. (Eds.)

  • Covers treatments including neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy
  • Coverage includes symptom management, molecular genetics and neuropathology
  • Discusses benign, primary low-grade to high-grade, and metastatic tumors in the brain and spine
  • Describes techniques employed at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Our rapidly increasing knowledge about tumors of the brain and spine has rendered these tumors more treatable than ever before. In the new world of central nervous system oncology, maximally complete resection is followed by conformal radiotherapy and often by chemotherapy, the selection of which is based on the tumor’s susceptibility to drugs that have biological actions known to interact with the tumor’s particular molecular signature.

The chapters of this book collectively weave a tapestry depicting the range of medical, surgical, and radiotherapeutic approaches to neuro-oncology as it is practiced at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, along with the diversity of disciplines needed for effective therapy. M. D. Anderson faculty describe their current approaches to patient assessment, decision making, and management of central nervous system tumors, including treatment for either palliation or for cure.

Tumors of the Brain and Spine is the sixth book in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights integrated care and focuses on treating the patient through the entire spectrum of the disease.

This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 illustrations and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with central nervous system tumors.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Epidemiology of Brain Tumors

    Melissa L. Bondy PhD, Randa El-Zein MD, PhD, Michael E. Scheurer PhD, MPH

    Pages 1-22

  • Symptom Management for Patients with Brain Tumors: Improving Quality of Life

    Allen W. Burton MD, Tracy L. Veramonti PhD, Phillip C. Phan MD, et al.

    Pages 329-351

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-29202-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-29201-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tumors of the Brain and Spine
Editors
  • Franco DeMonte
  • Mark R. Gilbert
  • Anita Mahajan
  • Ian Earle McCutcheon
Series Title
MD Anderson Cancer Care Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-29202-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-29202-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-29201-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 364
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations
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