Tumors of the Central Nervous System

Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 12

Molecular Mechanisms, Children's Cancer, Treatments, and Radiosurgery

Editors: Hayat, M.A. (Ed.)

  • Reviews diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Covers a number of tumor types including neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, meningioma and chordoma
  • Includes the work of 92 expert contributors from 11 different countries
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As in the case of its eleven predecessors in the series Tumors of the Central Nervous System, this volume is distinguished for its thorough approach, its roster of 92 distinguished contributors representing 11 different countries and its detailed examination of leading-edge technology and methods.

Volume 12: Molecular Mechanisms, Children’s Cancer, Treatments, and Radiosurgery offers a comprehensive review of the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of brain and spinal cord tumors. Coverage extends to a large number of tumor types, including neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, meningioma and chordoma. Molecular profiling of brain tumors to select appropriate therapy in clinical trials of brain tumors is discussed in detail, as is the classification/diagnosis of brain tumors based on function analysis. CDK6 as the molecular regulator of neuronal differentiation in the adult brain, and the role of aquaporins in human brain tumor growth are explained. Discussion also includes tumors affecting children, including neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma. A full chapter is devoted to the role of molecular genetic alterations in medulloblastoma, and another examines survival differences between children and adults with medulloblastoma. The use of various types of imaging methods to diagnose brain tumors is explained. In-depth discussion of treatment options includes stereotactic radiosurgery, endoscopic neurosurgery, electrochemotherapy, transsphenoidal surgery, focal ablation, whole brain radiation therapy and recraniotomy.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Classification/Diagnosis of Brain Tumors Using Discriminant Function Analysis

    Szczerbowska-Boruchowska, Magdalena

    Pages 3-18

  • Neuronal Differentiation in the Adult Brain: CDK6 as the Molecular Regulator

    Caron, Nicolas (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Prolactinomas: Role of VEGF, FGF-2 and CD31

    Ines, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

  • Human Brain Tumor Growth: Role of Aquaporins

    Nico, Beatrice (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

  • Molecular and Functional Characterization of Human Adipocytes

    Poloni, Antonella (et al.)

    Pages 51-60

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 12
Book Subtitle
Molecular Mechanisms, Children's Cancer, Treatments, and Radiosurgery
Editors
  • M.A. Hayat
Series Title
Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7217-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7217-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7216-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0747-1
Series ISSN
2215-096X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 386
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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