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Oncology of the Nervous System

  • Michael D. Walker

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bruce S. Schoenberg
    Pages 1-29
  3. S. Clifford Schold Jr., Darell D. Bigner
    Pages 31-63
  4. William R. Shapiro, Thomas N. Byrne
    Pages 65-100
  5. M. S. Mahaley Jr., G. Yancey Gillespie
    Pages 151-165
  6. Harry R. Katz, Robert L. Goodman
    Pages 193-222
  7. Glenn E. Sheline
    Pages 223-245
  8. Paul L. Kornblith, Barry H. Smith, Maurice K. Gately
    Pages 247-271
  9. James T. Robertson, E. Stanfield Rogers, W. L. Banks, Harold F. Young
    Pages 273-284
  10. Kurt Jellinger
    Pages 285-340
  11. J. Gregory Cairncross, Jerome B. Posner
    Pages 341-377
  12. David P. Byar, Sylvan B. Green, Thomas A. Strike
    Pages 379-395
  13. Michael D. Walker
    Pages 397-404
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 405-413

About this book

Introduction

Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis of management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good in­ depth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single per­ sonal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by dividing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an an­ nual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appear­ ing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.

Keywords

Staging brain tumors cancer treatment cell metastasis radiotherapy steroids surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institutes of HealthNINCDSBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3858-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3860-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3858-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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