Fast Facts: Brain Tumors
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Despite the availability of many effective treatments, there remains a therapeutic nihilism associated with brain tumors. This highly readable second edition of Fast Facts: Brain Tumors challenges this view, starting from the premise that patients with brain tumors can truly benefit from a thoughtful multidisciplinary approach.
This comprehensive handbook covers all the salient features of the various brain tumors and treatment modalities in a way that will be useful to the practicing clinician.
- Advances in radiology and pathology that have led to more precise and detailed diagnoses
- Developments in molecular biology and imaging techniques that have improved available diagnostic modalities
- New neurosurgical techniques that have enabled operations on tumors that were previously considered inoperable
- Novel delivery systems that allow various treatments to reach tumors that are otherwise protected by the blood-brain barrier.
Fast Facts: Brain Tumors is specifically for the primary care physician whose role is pivotal in tumor detection and subsequent patient care.
Classification and epidemiology; Diagnosis; Treatment; Brain metastases; Gliomas; Meningiomas; Neuronal tumors; Pineal region tumors; Skull base tumors; Primary central nervous system lymphoma; Brain tumor syndromes and tumor-like cysts; Geriatric neuro-oncology.Authors: Lauren E Abrey and Warren P Mason