Tumors of the Central Nervous system, Volume 3

Brain Tumors (Part 1)

  • M.A. Hayat

Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. M.A. Hayat
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ruman Rahman, Richard G. Grundy
    Pages 21-32
  4. Tumor to Tumor Passage of Malignancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Kazuhiko Ogawa, Shogo Ishiuchi, Sadayuki Murayama
      Pages 47-52
    3. Aida Loudyi, Wolfram E. Samlowski
      Pages 53-61
    4. Naveen Sankhyan, Suvasini Sharma, Sheffali Gulati
      Pages 63-73
    5. Jonas M. Sheehan, Akshal S. Patel
      Pages 75-83
  5. Biomarkers and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Theri Leica Degaki, Marcos Angelo Almeida Demasi, Mari Cleide Sogayar
      Pages 109-116
    3. Karl-Josef Langen, Matthias Weckesser, Frank Floeth
      Pages 117-126
    4. Andre A. le Roux, Abhijit Guha
      Pages 127-134
    5. Hanna Järnum, Linda Knutsson, Elna-Marie Larsson
      Pages 135-142
    6. Robert Shenkar, Sameer A. Ansari, Issam A. Awad
      Pages 143-154
    7. Jan Luts, Teresa Laudadio, Albert J. Idema, Arjan W. Simonetti, Arend Heerschap, Dirk Vandermeulen et al.
      Pages 155-168

About this book

Introduction

The classification of brain tumors is up-dated using magnetic resonance spectroscopy technology. The role of cellular immortality in brain tumors is reviewed. Tumor to tumor metastases are a common occurrence; for example, , brain metastasis from breast cancer, lung cancer, and renal cancer is discussed. Genetic profiling and treatment (including neurosurgery) of such brain cancers are explained. Breast cancer patients treated with certain drugs (e.g., capecitabine and lapatinib can develop CNS tumors. Role of brain tumor suppressor genes (e.g., NRP/B gene) is pointed out. Biomarkers used to diagnose brain malignancies are explained in detail. A number of imaging modalities used for diagnosing and assessing the effectiveness of treatments of brain tumors are presented. The imaging methods discussed include MRI, PET, CT,  MRSi, and SPECT.  Also, is discussed the impact of PET using radiolabeled amino acids on brain tumors.

Keywords

Diagnosis of brain tumors Epilepsy treatment Imaging Pain management Quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • M.A. Hayat
    • 1
  1. 1., Kean UniversityDepartment of Biological SciencesUNIONUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1399-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1398-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1399-4
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