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Editors: Andrew V. Yang
Book Description:
There are two types of brain tumors: primary brain tumors that originate in the brain and metastatic (secondary) brain tumors that originate from cancer cells that have migrated from other parts of the body. Primary brain cancer rarely spreads beyond the central nervous system, and death results from uncontrolled tumor growth within the limited space of the skull. Metastatic brain cancer indicates advanced disease and has a poor prognosis. Primary brain tumors can be cancerous or noncancerous. Both types take up space in the brain and may cause serious symptoms (e.g., vision or hearing loss) and complications (e.g., stroke). All cancerous brain tumors are life threatening (malignant) because they have an aggressive and invasive nature. A noncancerous primary brain tumor is life threatening when it compromises vital structures (e.g., an artery). In the United States, the annual incidence of brain cancer generally is 15-20 cases per 100,000 people. Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in patients younger than 35. This new book brings together the leading research in this dynamic area of research.

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Chapter 1 - Overcoming the Barriers of the Central Nervous System: Novel Methods of Drug Delivery to Brain Cancer (pp. 1-21)
Authors / Editors: Adam M. Schmitt and Maciej S. Lesniak (The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL)

Chapter 2 - Current Concepts and Experimental Strategies Concerning Local Drug Infusion Systems for Brainstem Tumors (pp. 23-44)
Authors / Editors: R. J. Strege and B. S. Carson, Sr. and M. Guarnieri (Plau am See, Germany)

Chapter 3 - Antitumoural Action of Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonists on Human Brain Cancer Cell Lines (pp. 45-75)
Authors / Editors: M. Muńoz, M. Rosso, R. Coveńas and J. A. Soult (University Children’s Hospital, Sevilla, Spain)

Chapter 4 - Targeted Therapy for Brain Tumors (pp. 77-111)
Authors / Editors: Stanislaw R. Burzynski (Burzynski Research Institute)

Chapter 6 - Advances in the Radiotherapy of Pediatric Brain Tumors (pp. 127-145)
Authors / Editors: Marzanna Chojnacka and Anna Skowrońska-Gardas (The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute, Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 7 - Stereotactic Radiosurgery/ Radiotherapy in the Management of Low Grade Gliomas (pp. 147-169)
Authors / Editors: David Roberge, Luis Souhami, André Olivier, Richard Leblanc and Ervin Porgorsak (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

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      Horizons in Cancer Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-974-5
   Status: AV
  
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