4 edition of Combined modality therapy of central nervous system tumors found in the catalog.
Combined modality therapy of central nervous system tumors
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Z. Petrovich ... [et al.] (eds.) ; with contributions by R. Adkinson ... [et al.] ; foreword by L.W. Brady, H.-P. Heilmann and M. Molls.|
|LC Classifications||RC280.N43 C66 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 640 p. :|
|Number of Pages||640|
|LC Control Number||00055628|
The correct diagnosis of the tumour is critical to any protocol. There are 3 meningeal layers, called the dura mater, arachnoid, and pia arachnoid. It is also called glioblastoma multiforme. Pilocytic astrocytomas can often be cured. At other times intrathecal chemotherapeutic agents are delivered through a lumbar puncture spinal tap.
It is often a high-grade tumor, which spreads widely through the brain stem and is hard to cure. Neuroepidemiology 9: — Google Scholar Am J Roentgenol — Google Scholar American Academy of Neurology Therapeutics and technology assessment: positron emission tomography.
For low-grade tumors, some children also receive outpatient chemotherapy similar to that used for low-grade astrocytomas. In addition, a MRI of the spine is usually performed. When the child is to receive intrathecal chemotherapythe drug is administered into this bulb reservoir. Doctors are experimenting with new techniques for delivering radiation therapy to certain types of tumors. It is in the lowest part of the brain just above the back of the neck.
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X-ray CT scans take many X-ray measurements from different angles to produce virtual "slices" of specific areas of a scanned object that can then be reassembled into a complete image of the object. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current CNS tumor treatments to improve comfort and quality of life for patients.
The most common cancers originating in the central nervous system are gliomas, but many other histologic types occur as well. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread. They can recur locally, and they can spread to other areas of the central nervous system.
Meningeal Tumors. Biopsies can also be performed as part of an operation to remove the tumor mass. Some cancers start in the brain or spinal cord, while others spread to these organs from another site in the body. Gliomas are classified as either low-grade or high-grade based on how likely they are to grow and spread.
A current Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Protocol uses intrathecal mafosfamide, a pre-activated cyclophosphamidederivativein addition to other modalities to try to effect this tumor.
People are encouraged to talk with their health care team about the pros and cons of joining a specific study. See the PDQ summary on Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment for more information about oligodendroglial tumors in children. Some are cancerous and very likely to grow and spread.
Prospective clinical and biologic trials are greatly needed to understand the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, as well as the role of the gene.
Preview Unable to display preview. In some cases, an oligodendroglioma can be cured. This is the first page of Cancer. Cancer Treatment Effects on Long-Term Survivors Cancer treatments in long-term survivors who are children usually cause a series of negative effects on physical well being, fertility, cognition, and learning.
A grade II ependymoma grows in a ventricle fluid-filled space in the brain and its connecting paths or in the spinal cord. Combined modality therapy of central nervous system tumors book are treated by surgical resection and radiation therapy based on the location of the tumor and involvement of the surrounding tissues.
The cerebrum, the largest part of the brain, contains 2 cerebral hemispheres and is divided into 4 lobes where specific functions occur. It is at the top of the head.This comprehensive, yet practical, text is a ready collection of the most up-to-date information on primary CNS tumors. Authored by a carefully selected group of the world’s leading clinicians and scientists, the book is divided into three sections.
The opening chapters cover general principles, including epidemiology, pathogenesis, tumor stem cells, supportive care, complications of therapy.
The most common cancers originating in the central nervous system are gliomas, but many other histologic types occur as well. The two most effective modalities for treating these cancers are radiation therapy and surgery, though some cancers also respond well to chemotherapy, especially those that occur in children.
Primary tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) make up about % of all cancers and % of all cancer-related deaths . Spinal cord tumors, both primary and metastatic, are about 10% as frequent as cerebral tumors .Cited by: 3.External radiation pdf is used to treat adult central nervous system tumors.
Chemotherapy When chemotherapy is taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle, the drugs enter the bloodstream and can reach cancer cells throughout the body (systemic chemotherapy).In the decade since the publication of the Third Series Fascicle on Tumors of the Central Nervous System, many new entities have been described, prognostic significance of certain tumor subtypes established, grading systems revised, and molecular features have been correlated with tumor Cited by: Get this from a library!
Combined modality therapy of central nervous system tumors. [Zbigniew Petrovich;].