BRAIN AND SPINAL TUMORS OF CHILDHOOD. 2ND EDITION

BRAIN AND SPINAL TUMORS OF CHILDHOOD. 2ND EDITION

Editorial:
CRC PRESS
Año de edición:
Materia
Oncología
ISBN:
978-1-4822-4277-5
Páginas:
430
N. de edición:
2
Idioma:
Inglés
Ilustraciones:
242
Disponibilidad:
Disponible en 2-3 semanas

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1. Introduction
2. Epidemiology of Childhood Brain Tumors
3. Clinical presentation and associated syndromes of brain tumor
4. Pediatric Central Nervous System tumors as Phenotypic manifestation of Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
5. Anatomical & Biological Imaging of Pediatric Brain Tumor
6. Neurosurgical Techniques and Strategies
7. Radiotherapy for Paediatric Central Nervous System Tumours – techniques and strategies
8. Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation for Children with Brain and Spinal Tumors
9. Drug Delivery
10. Low grade glioma presenting in the optic pathways and hypothalamus (NF1 and sporadic)
11. Low Grade Glioma: Principles of Diagnosis and Drug Treatment
12. High Grade Glioma
13. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
14. Embryonal tumors
15. Ependymoma in Childhood and Adolescence
16. Germ Cell Tumours of the Central Nervous System
17. Atypical Teratoid / Rhabdoid Tumors – AT/RT
18. Craniopharyngioma
19. Choroid plexus tumours and meningiomas
20. Pediatric Spinal Tumors
21. Late effects of treatment for childhood brain and spinal tumors
22. The Power of Patient Advocacy in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology
Index

This second edition comes at a time of a paradigm shift in understanding of the molecular pathology and neuroscience of brain and spinal tumors of childhood and their mechanisms of growth within the developing brain. Excellent collaborative translational networks of researchers are starting to drive change in clinical practise through the need to test many ideas in trials and scientific initiatives. This text reflects the growing concern to understand the impact of the tumour and its treatment upon the full functioning of the child’s developing brain and to integrate the judgments of the risks of acquiring brain damage with the risk of death and the consequences for the quality of life for those who survive. Information on the principles of treatment has been thoroughly updated. A chapter also records the extraordinary work done by advocates. All medical and allied professionals involved in any aspect of the clinical care of these patients will find this book an invaluable resource.

Authors
• David A. Walker is Professor Paediatric Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
• Giorgio Perilongo is Director, Department of Woman’s and Child’s Health, Division of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
• Roger E. Taylor is Professor of Clinical Oncology, College of Medicine, Swansea University; Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist, South West Wales Cancer Centre, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK
• Ian F. Pollack is Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Leland Albright Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery, Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs, Department of Neurological Surgery, Co-Director, UPCI Brain Tumor Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA