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Clinical Management and Evolving Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Patients with Brain Tumors

Edited by Terry Lichtor

Rush University Medical Center, United States of America

A dramatic increase in knowledge regarding the molecular biology of brain tumors has been established over the past few years, and this has lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for these patients. In this book a review of the options available for the clinical management of patients with these tumors are outlined. In addition advances in radiology both for pre-operative diagnostic purposes along with surgical planning are described. Furthermore a review of newer developments in chemotherapy along with the evolving field of photodynamic therapy both for intra-operative management and subsequent therapy is provided. A discussion of certain surgical management issues along with tumor induced epilepsy is included. Finally a discussion of the management of certain unique problems including brain metastases, brainstem glioma, central nervous system lymphoma along with issues involving patients with a brain tumor and pregnancy is provided.

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Clinical Management and Evolving Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Patients with Brain Tumo...Edited by Terry Lichtor

Published: April 10th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45956

ISBN: 978-953-51-1058-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7123-2

Copyright year: 2013

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61917 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Navigated Brain Stimulation (NBS) for Pre-Surgical Planning of Brain Lesion in Critical Areas: Basic Principles and Early Experience

By Concetta Alafaci, Alfredo Conti and Francesco Tomasello


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2. Functional MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Magnetic Source Imaging and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Guided Brain Tumor Resection in Awake and Under General Anaesthesia

By Zamzuri Idris, W M Nazaruddin W Hassan, Muzaimi Mustapha, Badrisyah Idris, Rahman Izaini Ghani and Jafri Malin Abdullah


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3. Modern Neuroimaging Techniques in The Diagnosis of Brain Tumours

By Concetta Alafaci, Francesca Granata, Mariano Cutugno, Maria Caffo, Gerardo Caruso and Francesco Maria Salpietro


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4. Radiology Imaging Techniques of Brain Tumours

By Kamil Zeleňák, Cisáriková Viera and Poláček Hubert


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5. Recent Developments of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis of Brain Tumors

By Yasushi Shibata


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6. Pilocytic Astrocytoma: Anatomic, Pathological and Molecular Aspects

By Aline Paixao Becker, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Luciano Neder, Leila Chimelli and Rui M. Reis


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7. Histology of Primary Brain Tumors

By Maysa Al-Hussaini


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8. Surgical Treatment for Multiple Brain Metastases

By Takeshi Okuda and Amami Kato


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9. Metastatic Brain Tumors

By Steven N. Kalkanis and Sanjay Patra


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10. Tumor Associated Epilepsy

By Edward K. Avila


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11. Glioma-Associated Epilepsy

By Kost Elisevich


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12. Current Applications of 5-ALA in Glioma Diagnostics and Therapy

By Lei Teng, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Yutaka Hayashi, Takeshi Yoneyama, Shi-Guang Zhao and Jun-Ichiro Hamada


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13. Photodynamic Therapy Using Talaporfin Sodium and Diode Laser for Newly Diagnosed Malignant Gliomas

By Jiro Akimoto


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14. Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Progression of Glioblastoma

By Andrej Pala, Georg Karpel-Massler, Christian Rainer Wirtz and Marc- Eric Halatsch


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15. Laboratory Testing for Prognostic and Predictive Markers in Gliomas

By Milena Cankovic


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16. Telomeres and Brain Tumors

By Domenico La Torre, Giovanni Raffa, Chiara Tomasello, M’Hammed Aguennouz and Antonino Germano


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17. Chromosomal Analysis: Clinical Applicability to Brain Cancers

By Fabio P. Estumano da Silva and Edivaldo H. C. de Oliveira


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18. Brainstem Gliomas

By Zhiping Zhou and Mark M. Souweidane


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19. Chemotherapeutic Agent for Glioma

By Shinji Kohsaka and Shinya Tanaka


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20. Topoisomerase Therapy in the Treatment of Brain Tumors

By George Theodore, Niramol Savaraj and Lynn Feun


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21. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma − Recent Advance on Clinical Research

By Ryuya Yamanaka


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22. Contributions to the Understanding of the Neural Bases of the Consciousness

By Leon Dănăilă and Mihail Lucian Pascu


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23. The Stance of Antioxidants in Brain Tumors

By Pinar Atukeren and M. Ramazan Yigitoglu


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24. Management of Brain Tumor in Pregnancy — An Anesthesia Window

By Hala M. Goma


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25. Interdisciplinary Surgical Management of Orbital and Maxillo- Ethmoidal Complex Disorders

By Jarosław Paluch, Jarosław Markowski, Jan Pilch, Agnieszka Piotrowska – Seweryn, Robert Kwiatkowski, Joanna Lewin-Kowalik, Czesław Zralek and Agnieszka Gorzkowska


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26. The Epidemiology of Paediatric Brain Cancer — Descriptive Epidemiology and Risk Factors

By Adrianna Ranger


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