Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

CNS Malignancies

Scott Turner

University of California, Irvine

A clinical neuro-oncologist, researcher, and professor of Neurology, interested in clinical trials investigating new treatments for primary CNS tumors. Dr. Turner attended graduate school at Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2003. He completed a Neurology residency at SUNY Stony Brook followed by a Neuro-oncology fellowship at Duke University in 2010.


Low-Grade Gliomas High-Grade Gliomas Surgical Approaches Chemotherapy Tumor Treating Fields Genetics Histologic Subtypes Radiotherapy Surgical Approaches Radiosurgery Extradural Tumors Intradural Tumors

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The central nervous system (CNS) is composed of many cell types and nearly each can divide abnormally and develop into a tumor. These tumors can be benign or malignant and are treated differently depending on their type and location. Of the primary CNS tumors, gliomas are the most infiltrative and therefore the most difficult to treat. Low-grade gliomas can transform into higher-grade tumors with a poorer prognosis. Standard of care for malignant gliomas typically consists of a multimodal approach including surgery, chemo- and radiation therapy, and tumor treating fields. Genetic targets as well as immunotherapy and tumor vaccines offer other avenues to pursue. Meningiomas are typically benign lesions that can nonetheless cause symptoms depending on their location. Higher grade meningiomas typically have a poorer prognosis. Vestibular schwannomas are also benign tumors that can affect both hearing and balance. Tumors intrinsic to the spine, as well as intra- or extradural tumors cause significant morbidity, as well.

The purpose of this book will be to discuss the most commonly encountered CNS tumors with a discussion of their genetics, symptoms, and treatments.

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Scott Turner

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Scott Turner is a clinical Neuro-oncologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. He attended graduate school at Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2003. He completed a Neurology residency at SUNY Stony Brook followed by a Neuro-oncology fellowship at Duke University in 2010. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at both Temple University and the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. He has participated in many clinical trials in the field and is interested in the mechanism of glioma cell invasion.

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