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Tumors of the Central Nervous System. Volume 5, Astrocytomas, Hemangioblastomas, and Gangliogliomas

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edited by M.A. Hayat. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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The most recent developments in diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Gliomas (glioblastoma) in the brain are presented. ├íThe importance of personalized medicine and clinical validation for targeted therapy are discussed. The identification of various types of biomarkers (determined by molecular genetics) is included, along with their advantages and limitations as markers in tumor detection and diagnosis. The identification and validation of brain cancer (glioblastoma) genes are discussed. The …
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Hayat, M.A
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edited by M.A. Hayat
Alternate Title
Astrocytomas, hemangioblastomas, and gangliogliomas
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 290 p. : ill.)
Series Vol.
v. 5
Series Title
Tumors of the central nervous system
ISBN
9789400720190
9789400720183 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Astrocytoma
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Ganglioglioma
Hemangioblastoma
Abstract
The most recent developments in diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Gliomas (glioblastoma) in the brain are presented. áThe importance of personalized medicine and clinical validation for targeted therapy are discussed. The identification of various types of biomarkers (determined by molecular genetics) is included, along with their advantages and limitations as markers in tumor detection and diagnosis. The identification and validation of brain cancer (glioblastoma) genes are discussed. The role of cancer stem cells in the initiation and persistence of malignant gliomas is explained; response of glioblastoma cancer stem cells to various growth factors, such as epidermal growth factor receptor kinase inhibitor, is explained. The use of surgical resection, chemotherapy (e.g., temozolomide), immunotherapy, and radiation therapy for glioblastoma patients is included. Biological impediments for chemotherapy and radiotherapy for malignant glioblastoma are pointed out. Standard (established) as well as newer imaging modalities (proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy) are discussed. Also included are proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in intracranial gliomas, and the use of proton magnetic spectroscopic imaging in determining the infiltration zone in gliomas. The role of molecular signaling in the CNS cancer development is explained, including cell death signaling in glioblastoma multiforme.
Contents
Part I. Astrocytomas: Diagnosis and Biomarkers -- 1. Methylation in Malignant Astrocytomas -- 2. Deciphering the Function of Doppel Protein in Astrocytomas -- 3. Astrocytic Tumors: Role of Antiapoptotic Proteins -- 4. Deregulation of the Wnt/ß-Catenin/Tcf Signaling Pathway in Astrocytomas -- 5. Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma: Role of mTOR Pathway and Its Inhibitors -- 6. Role of Progesterone Receptor Isoforms in Human Astrocytomas Growth -- 7. Astrocytic Tumors: Role of Carbonic Anhydrase IX -- 8. Development of Cysts in Pilocytic Astrocytomas: Role of Eosinophilic Granular Bodies (Method) -- 9. Role of Synemin in Astrocytoma Cell Migration -- 10. Diffuse Astrocytomas: Immunohistochemistry of MGMT Expression -- 11. Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors: An Epidemiology Review -- 12. RAF Fusion Genes and MAPK Activation in Pilocytic Astrocytomas -- 13. Biomarker Discovery in Central Nervous System Neoplasms: Past, Present and Future -- 14. Astrocytomas: Role of Taurine in Apoptosis Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy -- 15. Imaging of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1-Active Regions in Tumors Using a POS and 123I-IBB Method -- 16. Diffuse Low-Grade Astrocytomas: P53-Mediated Inhibition of Angiogenesis -- 17. Spontaneous Regression of Cerebellar Astrocytomas -- 18. Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma: Gene Expression Profiling -- Part II. Astrocytomas: Therapy -- 19. Time-Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TRLIFS): A Tool for Intra-operative Diagnosis of Brain Tumors and Maximizing Extent of Surgical Resection -- 20. Magnetic Resonance-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Brain Tumors -- 21. Nanotechnology-Based Therapy for Malignant Tumors of the Central Nervous System -- 22. Pilocytic Astrocytoma: Pathological and Immunohistochemical Factors Affecting Surgical Treatment and Surveillance -- 23. Pilomyxoid Astrocytomas: Chemotherapy -- Part III. Astrocytomas: Prognosis -- 24. Astrocytomas: Predicting Survival and Recurrence Using Cerebral Blood Volume Measurements -- 25. Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Monitoring (ePROM) in Brain Tumour Patients -- Part IV. Hemangioblastoma -- 26. Intra-operative ICG Use in the Management of Hemangioblastomas -- 27. Hemangioblastoma Cysts: Diagnosis Using Fluorescence with 5-Aminolevulinic Acid -- 28. Hemangioblastoma: Stereotactic Radiosurgery -- Part V. Ganglioglioma -- 29. Gangliogliomas: Molecular Pathogenesis and Epileptogenesis -- 30. Epilepsy-Associated Gangliogliomas: Identification of Genes with Altered Expression.
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