Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice

Neurologic Complications of Cancer and Its Treatment

Editors: Schiff, David, Kesari, Santosh, Wen, Patrick Y. (Eds.)

  • Assembles the authoritative experience of international experts
  • Provides a concise and easy-to-use reference for clinical practice
  • Outlines the direct and indirect neurologic complications of cancer
  • Details the neurologic sequelae of cancer therapy
  • Covers the broad spectrum of essential information for neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and medical and radiation oncologists
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About this book

From the Reviews of the First Edition…

"…provides an excellent overview and introduction to the management of neurological complications of cancer. Well organized and succinct, it is easy to locate and utilize information…" – Neurology

"…an important resource for the medical oncologist, in the diagnosis and treatment of many neurological conditions caused by cancer… This book is original and is recommended for medical oncologists and radiotherapists, who will find it a useful guide to dealing with the neurological problems encountered in cancer patients." – Annals of Oncology

"The editors and contributors are to be congratulated for producing a timely and comprehensive text of this rapidly evolving field. I strongly recommend Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice for neurologists, including neuro-oncologists… The practical nature and clear presentation of the text make the information very accessible to those in neurosurgery, medical and radiation oncology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology." – Annals of Neurology

 

From the Foreword to the First Edition…

This book gives a comprehensive analysis of how cancer affects the nervous system… It encompasses the experience of senior physicians actively engaged in neuro-oncology centers throughout the world… The broad scope of this book will appeal to physicians who are not specialists, but who want an up-to-date reference on all aspects of neuro-oncology. – Jerome Posner, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Neuro-oncology has evolved substantially as a clinical and research discipline over the past few decades. Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition provides clinicians from various backgrounds and levels of training with a reference to help focus the differential diagnosis, treatment strategy, and management plan for the cancer patient with neurologic symptoms and findings.

The volume begins with an overview of the field of neuro-oncology and a review of the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of neuro-oncologic disease. Several chapters on interpretation and management of common neuro-oncologic symptoms follow. Subsequent sections contain chapters on the direct and indirect neurologic complications of cancer as well as complications of therapy. The final section focuses on the spectrum and management of neurologic disease in patients with cancer of specific organs.

Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice: Neurologic Complications of Cancer and its Treatment, Second Edition is an important new work that aims to broaden and deepen the familiarity of clinicians with the range and management of neuro-oncologic diseases in order to improve the quality of care for cancer patients.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This textbook is a valuable resource for medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, as well as neurologists and neuro-oncologists dealing with these patients. … Overall, the chapters are well organized, clearly written, fairly balanced, and reasonably up to date. … I would recommend it as a learning tool to physicians in training (medical students, residents, and fellows) and for more experienced physicians as both a review/ update and a way to gain more in-depth knowledge and insight into the neurologic problems of cancer patients." (John C. Flickinger, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Vol. 73 (2), 2009)

"The general organization of the book is logical and facilitates its practical and everyday use. … Overall this textbook is very comprehensive and encompasses main neuro-oncological challenges. … Schiff, Kesari and Wen have edited a very elegant and highly practical textbook, written by recognized authorities in their respective fields, which will be used by a wide range of medical and surgical specialists who are confronted on a daily basis with neurological manifestations of cancer in their practice." (I. Radovanovic and G. Zadeh, British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 100 (6), 2009)

"Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice is the second edition of a multi-authored book … . The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the management of the neurologic complications of cancer. … The chapters are also all very well organized. … this book is appropriate for all members of the neuro-oncology team, it will be most useful for the neurologist and medical oncologist caring for patients with systemic cancer. The tables are excellent. The neuroimaging is well chosen … ." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 30, February, 2009)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • The Prevalence and Impact of Neurologic Disease in Cancer

    Kaal, Evert C. A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Imaging Neurologic Manifestations of Oncologic Disease

    Vossough, Arastoo (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • Seizures and Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Neuro-Oncology

    Glantz, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Corticosteroids in Neuro-Oncology

    Kesari, Santosh (et al.)

    Pages 47-56

  • Headache

    Cavaliere, Robert

    Pages 57-63

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59745-412-4
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  • Included format: PDF
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-58829-983-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-954-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice
Book Subtitle
Neurologic Complications of Cancer and Its Treatment
Editors
  • David Schiff
  • Santosh Kesari
  • Patrick Y. Wen
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-412-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-412-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-983-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-954-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 636
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