About the book
Primary brain tumors comprise 1-2% of all tumors. Supratentorial gliomas constitute 40-50% of cerebral hemisphere tumors. The supratentorial glioma most frequently encountered among children is ependymoma. With middle-aged population, the incidence of cerebral hemisphere gliomas increases, and especially diffuse and anaplastic astrocytomas are more common. With the elderly, while glioblastoma is common, the incidence of other gliomas is low. In recent years, in line with the advances in neurodiagnostic tools and surgical techniques, improvements in the management of gliomas have been achieved, resulting in reduced postoperative mortality rate and increased survival time. Treatment options available for patients diagnosed with gliomas at present include surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
This book will include chapters on treatments of gliomas including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and antiangiogenic therapy protocols, immunotherapy, molecular therapy, specific target agents therapy with nanoparticles and gene therapy. Within these chapters, the book will provide practical information relevant for both the students and specialist doctors.