Scott Turner

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Turner received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a neurology residency at Stony Brook University, the State University of New York. He subsequently completed a neuro-oncology fellowship at Duke University, North Carolina. He has been practicing neuro-oncology for over ten years and has served as the director of the neuro-oncology programs at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania and at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. He has worked to develop a multidisciplinary treatment paradigm, which integrates clinical trials with chemo and radiation therapy, intrathecal chemotherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He created a comprehensive care plan that includes physical and occupational therapy, nutritional planning, psychiatric and neuropsychologic evaluation, and palliative care. He is currently a neuro-oncologist at the University of California, Irvine.

Scott Turner

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Though the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) tumors has been challenging, new advances have helped us better understand the molecular and genetic makeup of many tumor types, and new chemotherapies and immunotherapies have extended survival in patients with aggressive primary CNS tumors. This book discusses pediatric and adult tumors of the CNS, the classification schemes used to categorize them, advances in surgical techniques, and several important genetic alterations found in these tumors. We hope this book contributes to the reader’s understanding of these tumors and provides the most up-to-date and cutting-edge discoveries in this exciting field.

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