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Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Massimo Carlini, editor. --Milano: Springer , c2018.
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This book aims to equip readers with a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumors of the abdomen and explains how to manage them optimally by making use of novel therapeutic options that represent major advances on previous treatments. The most recent advances in epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, biomarkers, pathology, diagnostics, clinical assessment, medical therapy, and surgical treatment are presented. The information and data provided will stimulate readers to develop their per…
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Carlini, Massimo
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Massimo Carlini, editor
Place of Publication
Milano
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
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1 online resource (xvii, 198 p.) : 20 illus., 10 illus. in color
Series Title
Updates in surgery
ISBN
9788847039551
9788847039544 (print ed.)
9788847039568 (print ed.)
9788847039711 (print ed.)
ISSN
2280-9848
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Specialty
Endocrinology
Neurology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book aims to equip readers with a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumors of the abdomen and explains how to manage them optimally by making use of novel therapeutic options that represent major advances on previous treatments. The most recent advances in epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, biomarkers, pathology, diagnostics, clinical assessment, medical therapy, and surgical treatment are presented. The information and data provided will stimulate readers to develop their personal opinions on significant issues and assist in decision making in individual patients during routine clinical practice. The book features a multidisciplinary approach and is designed to meet the needs of all physicians seeking comprehensive guidance from experts on the management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. It will also be of value for researchers wishing to acquaint themselves with the state of the art in the field and emerging research avenues. Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors is published in Springer's highly successful Updates in Surgery series, which now comprises more than 20 titles.
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Part I. Nosography -- 1. Neuroendocrine Tumors: a Nosologic Framework -- 2. Classification of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 3. Hereditary Syndromes and Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 4. Sporadic Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors -- Part II. Diagnosis -- 5. Neuroendocrine Tumors Biomarkers -- 6. Endoscopic Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 7. Role of Non-Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 8. Role of Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 9. Pathological Analysis of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- Part III. Management -- 10. Management of Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 11. Management of Pancreatic and Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 12. Management of Ileal, Appendiceal and Colorectal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 13. Management of Liver Metastases from Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.
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Abeloff's clinical oncology

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Niederhuber, John. (5th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders , 2014.
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Niederhuber, John
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
2014
Physical Description
online resource
ISBN
9781455728657
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Medical Oncology - methods
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Abeloff's clinical oncology

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[edited by] John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, Michael B. Kastan ...[et al.]. (6th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2020.
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Easily accessible and clinically focused, Abeloff's Clinical Oncology, 6th Edition, covers recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer, cellular and molecular causes of cancer initiation and progression, new and emerging therapies, current trials, and much more. Masterfully authored by an international team of leading cancer experts, it offers clear, practical coverage of everything from basic science to multidisciplinary collaboration on diagnosis, staging, treatment…
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Niederhuber, John E.
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[edited by] John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, Michael B. Kastan ...[et al.]
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6th ed.
Alternate Title
Clinical oncology
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 2072 p.
ISBN
9780323476744
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Medical Oncology - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Medical Oncology
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Easily accessible and clinically focused, Abeloff's Clinical Oncology, 6th Edition, covers recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer, cellular and molecular causes of cancer initiation and progression, new and emerging therapies, current trials, and much more. Masterfully authored by an international team of leading cancer experts, it offers clear, practical coverage of everything from basic science to multidisciplinary collaboration on diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow up.
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Absolute Clinical Radiation Oncology Review

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Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a quick reference guide for clinicians in radiation oncology. It is designed to be an intuitive and easily reviewed study guide for board or maintenance of certification examinations, as well as a quick reference for residents and established radiation oncologists who need a refresher. The text begins with a general pearls chapter that radiation oncologists should consider in all aspects of their practice, including cancer visibility, dosing, counseling recommendations, and t…
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Trifiletti, Daniel M.
Zaorsky, Nicholas G.
Responsibility
Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 492 p.) : 191 illus., 178 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319968094
9783319968087 (Print ed.)
9783319968100 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book provides a quick reference guide for clinicians in radiation oncology. It is designed to be an intuitive and easily reviewed study guide for board or maintenance of certification examinations, as well as a quick reference for residents and established radiation oncologists who need a refresher. The text begins with a general pearls chapter that radiation oncologists should consider in all aspects of their practice, including cancer visibility, dosing, counseling recommendations, and toxicity management. The subsequent chapters then delve into different cancer disease sites, including pediatrics, central nervous system, head and neck, thoracic, breast, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, hematologic, soft tissue, palliative, and radiophysics/radiobiology. Within each chapter, each disease and its recommended approach is then summarized in only a few pages, allowing a focus on the most essential information. Bullet points, figures, tables, and images make for an intuitive reader experience. The text includes the 7th and 8th editions staging from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). Recommendations are taken from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the European Society for Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Planning guides for imaging, diagnosis, and staging offer readers a starting point in approaching each patient based on disease origin, and dosing guidelines then detail consideration for treatment methods. Each chapter additionally includes disease-specific pearls and key points to test the knowledge reviewed in the chapters. Experts in the disease sites from the United States serve as senior authors on each chapter. The authors include all diseases associated with radiation oncology training to ensure a comprehensive resource for exam studying and clinical care. Residents, trainees, and established radiation oncologists find this an ideal study resource for both board and certification exams, as well as an easily accessible aid during practice.
Contents
1. General Principles of Radiation Oncology -- 2. Pediatrics Cancers - 3. Central Nervous System Cancers -- 4. Head and Neck Cancers -- 5. Lung Cancer -- 6. Breast Cancer -- 7. Gastrointestinal Cancers -- 8. Genitourinary Cancers -- 9. Gynecologic Cancers -- 10. Hematologic Cancers -- 11. Soft Tissue Cancers -- 12. Bone/Spine Cancers -- 13. Physics and Radiobiology.
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Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer : A New Paradigm for Clinical Management

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Laurence Klotz, editor. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2018.
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This fully updated and revised new edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in prostate cancer. The book reviews new data about molecular characteristics of the disease, profiles the new grading system for prostate cancer introduced in 2015, and provides new perspectives about imaging of prostate cancer, as well as the role of targeted biopsies. The text summarizes the…
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Klotz, Laurence
Responsibility
Laurence Klotz, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 250 p.) : 39 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Current clinical urology
ISBN
9783319627106
9783319627090 (print ed.)
9783319627113 (print ed.)
9783319873756 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7194
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Progression
Medical Overuse - prevention & control
Prostatic Neoplasms - diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - therapy
Watchful Waiting
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Urology
Abstract
This fully updated and revised new edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in prostate cancer. The book reviews new data about molecular characteristics of the disease, profiles the new grading system for prostate cancer introduced in 2015, and provides new perspectives about imaging of prostate cancer, as well as the role of targeted biopsies. The text summarizes the role of biomarkers and MRI in patient selection and management and details the world wide results of active surveillance. Specific chapters address communication and ethical issues, QOL outcomes, economic aspects, and psycho-social aspects of surveillance. The role of focal therapy for low risk disease is summarized, and the data supporting preventive interventions during surveillance reviewed. This text will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in this common malignancy, as it provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.
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Cancer Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- Can We Screen and Still Reduce Overdiagnosis? -- The Role of Fear in Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- Ethical and Legal Considerations in Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- Gleason 6 Tumors Should Still Be Labeled As Cancer -- Risk Based Selection for Active Surveillance -- Surveillance at the Margins: Management of High Volume Gleason 6, PSA>10, or Gleason 3+4 -- How Should Patients on Active Surveillance be Followed? -- Triggers for Intervention -- MR Imaging in Prostate Tumor Volume Assessment: How Accurate? -- Can MRI Replace Biopsy in Men on Surveillance? -- Tissue Based Markers for Risk Prediction -- International AS Registry: The Movember Foundation's Global Action Plan Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Initiative -- Better Informed Decision Making to Optimize Patient Selection -- How Does QOL Compare Between Surveillance and Active Treatment? -- The Potential Benefits of Diet and Physical Activity among Active Surveillance Patients with Low-Burden Prostate Cancer -- Is there a Role for Pharmacologic Manipulation to Prevent Progression in Men on Active Surveillance? The Role of 5-ARIs, Statins, and Metformin -- The Update of Active Surveillance around the World: Utilization and Outcomes -- Tissue Preservation: Active Surveillance and Focal Therapy as Complimentary Strategies -- The Economics of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- Research Questions in Active Surveillance.
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Stefan H. Faderl, Hagop M. Kantarjian, Elihu Estey, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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The new edition of this well-received book provides a timely update of current knowledge on the biology, disease classification, and treatment of the acute leukemias – acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Throughout, the focus is on the provision of state of the art information and guidance that will meet the needs of clinicians. Chapters have been extensively revised to take into account advances in understanding and management that have been achieved over the p…
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Faderl, Stefan H.
Kantarjian, Hagop M.
Estey, Elihu
Responsibility
Stefan H. Faderl, Hagop M. Kantarjian, Elihu Estey, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 289 p.) : 30 illus., 23 illus. in color
Series Title
Hematologic Malignancies
ISBN
9783030536336
9783030536329 (Print ed.)
9783030536343 (Print ed.)
9783030536350 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-9766
Subjects (MeSH)
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
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Hematology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
The new edition of this well-received book provides a timely update of current knowledge on the biology, disease classification, and treatment of the acute leukemias – acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Throughout, the focus is on the provision of state of the art information and guidance that will meet the needs of clinicians. Chapters have been extensively revised to take into account advances in understanding and management that have been achieved over the past few years. In addition, new chapters have been included on selection of AML patients for therapy, a broader discussion of stem cell transplantation in AML, the role of immunotherapy in ALL, the approach to newly diagnosed pediatric ALL, and the diagnosis and management of BCR-ABL-like ALL. New therapies, including investigational ones, are fully covered. As progress continues in the management of acute leukemias this book will be a valuable asset for clinicians at all levels of experience.
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Part I. Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- 1. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Epidemiology and Etiology -- 2. Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Classification of Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- 3. Insights into the Pathobiology of Secondary AML -- 4. Selection of Patients for Individual Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapies -- 5. Therapy of Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) -- 6. Management of Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- 7. The Role of Stem Cell Transplant in the Therapy of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) -- 8. Novel and Investigational Therapies in Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- 9. Immune-Based Approaches in AML -- Part II. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- 10. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Classification -- 11. Frontline Therapy of Newly Diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- 12. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in Children and Adolescents -- 13. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) -- 14. Minimal or Measurable Residual Disease in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- 15. Management of Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia -- 16. Ph-Like ALL: Diagnosis and Management -- 17. Adult Burkitt Leukemia/Lymphoma -- 18. Management of Relapsed and Refractory ALL.
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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Christoph Röllig, Gert J. Ossenkoppele. Springer , 2021.
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Christoph Röllig, Gert J. Ossenkoppele
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 358 pages) : illustrations
Series Title
Hematologic Malignancies
ISBN
9783030726768
Specialty
Hematology
Medical Oncology
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Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia : A Clinical Guide

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edited by Oussama Abla, Francesco Lo Coco, Miguel A. Sanz. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview on the clinical issues and biology of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and on the molecular mechanisms of targeted therapy with ATRA and ATO. The text covers major topics such as the pathophysiology of APL coagulopathy, biologic and clinical differences between children and adults with APL, and the role of minimal residual disease monitoring. Additionally, the book summarizes historical, current, and future treatment strategies in both adults and ch…
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Abla, Oussama
Lo Coco, Francesco
Sanz, Miguel A.
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edited by Oussama Abla, Francesco Lo Coco, Miguel A. Sanz
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 274 p.) : 39 illus., 29 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319642574
9783319642567 (print ed.)
9783319642581 (print ed.)
9783030097134 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute
Specialty
Hematology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview on the clinical issues and biology of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and on the molecular mechanisms of targeted therapy with ATRA and ATO. The text covers major topics such as the pathophysiology of APL coagulopathy, biologic and clinical differences between children and adults with APL, and the role of minimal residual disease monitoring. Additionally, the book summarizes historical, current, and future treatment strategies in both adults and children, while highlighting the most recent therapeutic recommendations for relapsed disease and the evolving indications for autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant. This volume also features chapters focusing on secondary APL and therapy, late effects, rare presentations such as APL in the elderly and during pregnancy, and rare APL variants that may represent therapeutic challenges. Written by top experts in the field,áAcute Promyelocytic Leukemia: A Clinical Guideáis a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers who treat and investigate this disease in children and adults.
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History of APL -- Molecular Targets of Treatment in APL -- The Leukemic Stem Cell -- The Molecular Genetics of APL -- APL Coagulopathy -- Early Death in APL -- Prognostic Factors in APL -- First-line therapy for APL: Chemotherapy-based approach -- First-line Therapy: ATRA-ATO/Reduced Chemotherapy Approach -- Cure of APL without Chemotherapy -- Minimal Residual Disease in APL -- Treatment of refractory and relapsed APL -- Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in APL -- APL in Children -- Management of APL in the Elderly -- Special Situations in APL -- APL in Developing Countries: A Chemotherapy-Based Approach -- APL in Developing Countries: ATO based Approach -- Therapy-Related APL -- Rare Acute Leukemia Variants involving Retinoic Acid Receptor Genes -- Management of Treatment-Related Complications in APL.
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Adipocytic, Vascular and Skeletal Muscle Tumors : A Practical Diagnostic Approach

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Raf Sciot, Clara Gerosa, Gavino Faa, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , c2020.
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This book focuses on the subsets of soft tissue tumors that show adipocytic, vascular or skeletal muscle differentiation. It reviews the surgical pathologists’ approach to diagnosing soft tissue tumors guided by vital morphological and immunohistochemical data in the differential diagnosis of this family of tumors. Written by experts in the field, the text contains a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that helps guide diagnosis and patient management, and stimu…
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Sciot, Raf
Gerosa, Clara
Faa, Gavino
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Raf Sciot, Clara Gerosa, Gavino Faa, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 182 p.)
Series Title
Current clinical pathology
ISBN
9783030374600
9783030374594 (Print ed.)
9783030374617 (Print ed.)
9783030374624 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-781X
Subjects (MeSH)
Soft Tissue Neoplasms - diagnosis
Soft Tissue Neoplasms - pathology
Specialty
Diagnosis
Medical Oncology
Pathology
Abstract
This book focuses on the subsets of soft tissue tumors that show adipocytic, vascular or skeletal muscle differentiation. It reviews the surgical pathologists’ approach to diagnosing soft tissue tumors guided by vital morphological and immunohistochemical data in the differential diagnosis of this family of tumors. Written by experts in the field, the text contains a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that helps guide diagnosis and patient management, and stimulates investigative efforts. The book is filled with high-quality drawings of the salient histologic features of these various tumors, alongside photomicrographs and tips and tricks that help the relatively untrained or inexperienced eye to recognize the various structures or cell types that comprise each of these lesions. This innovative approach seeks to make recognition of these tumors easier. Adipocytic, Vascular and Skeletal Muscle Tumors serves as a valuable resource for pathologists, oncologists, surgeons, and researchers dealing with and interested in these complex and challenging tumors.
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1. Adipocytic Tumors -- 2. Vascular Tumors -- 3. Skeletal Muscle Tumors.
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Adult CNS Radiation Oncology : Principles and Practice

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Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as…
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Chang, Eric L.
Brown, Paul D.
Lo, Simon S.
Sahgal, Arjun
Suh, John H.
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Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors
Alternate Title
Adult central nervous system radiation oncology
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 766 p.) : 349 illus., 257 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319428789
9783319428772 (print ed.)
9783319428796 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Central Nervous System Diseases - radiotherapy
Central Nervous System Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as well as secondary cancers of metastatic origin. The first half of the book is organized anatomically: tumors of the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, optic pathway, ocular choroid, and skull base. The second half covers primary CNS lymphoma, rare CNS tumors, metastatic brain disease, vascular conditions of the CNS, radiation-associated complications, and radiation modalities. Each chapter provides guidance on treatment field design, target delineation, and normal critical structure tolerance constraints in the context of the disease being treated. Learning objectives, case studies, and Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Medical Education-style questions and answers are incorporated throughout the book. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and fellows, but medical students may also find value in the text.
Contents
Part I. Brain Tumors: Benign -- Meningioma -- Pituitary Adenoma -- Craniopharyngioma -- Vestibular Schwannoma -- Part II. Brain Tumors: Malignant Gliomas -- Low Grade Glioma -- High Grade Gliomas -- Part III. Spine: Benign -- Schwannomas and Neurofibromas -- Spinal Meningioma -- Part IV. Spine: Malignant -- Astrocytic Tumors of Spinal Cord -- Spinal Cord Ependymoma -- Part V. Spine: Metastatic -- Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: Conventional Radiotherapy -- Vertebral Body Metastasis -- Part VI. Leptomeningeal Disease -- Evaluation and Workup of Leptomeningeal Disease -- Palliative Radiation Therapy for Leptomeningeal Disease -- Part VII. Optic Pathway Tumors -- Optic Pathway Gliomas -- Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma -- Part VIII. Ocular Oncology -- Uveal Melanoma -- Part IX. Skull Base Tumor -- Skull Base Tumors -- Part X. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Part XI. Rare Tumors -- Choroid Plexus Tumors -- Hemangiopericytoma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Hemangioblastomas -- NF2 Related Tumors and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors -- Germ Cell Tumors -- Pineal Region Tumors -- Glomus Tumors -- Adult Medulloblastoma -- Intracranial Ependymoma -- Central Neurocytoma -- Part XII. Metastatic Brain Disease -- Prognostic Classification Systems for Brain Metastases -- Neurosurgical Management of Single Brain Metastases -- Multiple Brain Metastases -- Postoperative Treatment for Brain Metastasis -- Part XIII. Vascular Conditions of the CNS -- Vascular Malformation -- Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Part XIV. Radiation Associated Complications -- Brain Radionecrosis -- Spinal Cord Tolerance and Risk of Radiation Myelopathy -- Radiation Optic Neuropathy -- Cerebral Atrophy and Leukoencephalopathy Following Cranial Irradiation -- Hypopituitarism -- Neurocognitive Changes -- Cranial Nerve Palsies, Vascular Damage, and Brainstem Injury -- Part XV. Radiation Modalities Applied to CNS Tumors -- 3-D Conformal Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy -- Linac Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy -- Gamma Knife’ Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypo-Fractionated Stereototatic Radiotherapy -- Spinal Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Proton Beam Therapy (For CNS Tumors) -- Brachytherapy.
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Adult Craniopharyngiomas : Differences and Lessons from Paediatrics

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Emmanuel Jouanneau, Gérald Raverot, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This volume focuses on adult craniopharyngiomas, offering various perspectives. The first part of the book provides an up-to-date overview of the pathogenesis and management of adult craniopharyngiomas, helping readers understand the pathogenesis and molecular pathways. It highlights the importance of animal models for addressing molecular keys and for developing targeted therapies. The second part deals with clinical management, detailing the latest results in the era of endoscopic surgery, in…
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Jouanneau, Emmanuel
Raverot, Gérald
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Emmanuel Jouanneau, Gérald Raverot, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 231 p.) : 66 illus., 46 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030411763
9783030411756 (Print ed.)
9783030411770 (Print ed.)
9783030411787 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Craniopharyngioma
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This volume focuses on adult craniopharyngiomas, offering various perspectives. The first part of the book provides an up-to-date overview of the pathogenesis and management of adult craniopharyngiomas, helping readers understand the pathogenesis and molecular pathways. It highlights the importance of animal models for addressing molecular keys and for developing targeted therapies. The second part deals with clinical management, detailing the latest results in the era of endoscopic surgery, including the major contribution of the extended nasal endoscopic approaches for suprasellar and retrochiasmatic tumors. The book also discusses the key aspects of these tumors and how to manage them. The last part of the book addresses the future therapies and recurrences after surgery and radiotherapy. This volume is of interest to neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, paediatricians, radiologists and oncologists.
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1. Histopathology and Molecular Pathology of Craniopharyngioma in Adults -- 2. Mouse Models of Craniopharyngioma -- 3. Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, and Prognosis of Adult-Onset Craniopharyngioma -- 4. Craniopharyngioma Diagnosis: A Rationale for Accurate MRI Assessment of Tumor Topography and Adhesion to the Hypothalamus -- 5. How Far with Surgery in the Modern Era of Endoscopy: Nasal Route -- 6. Cranial Surgery for Adult Craniopharyngiomas: Techniques and Indications -- 7. Definitive Radiotherapy in Adult Population Craniopharyngiomas -- 8. How to Manage Recurrent Craniopharyngiomas -- 9. Craniopharyngioma: Endocrinological Aspects After Surgery -- 10. Disease and Treatment-Related Hypothalamic Alterations in Craniopharyngioma: Clinical Presentation, Prognostic Impact, and Implications for Treatment Strategies -- 11. Adult Versus Paediatric Craniopharyngiomas: Which Differences? -- 12. Molecular Targets in Craniopharyngioma -- 13. Conclusions
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Advances in Cancer Treatment

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Iago Dillion Lima Cavalcanti, José Cleberson Santos Soares. Springer , 2021.
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Iago Dillion Lima Cavalcanti, José Cleberson Santos Soares
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 109 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783030683344
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neoplasms
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e-Book
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Aggressive Lymphomas

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Georg Lenz, Gilles Salles, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book summarizes current knowledge of the biology and molecular pathogenesis of aggressive lymphomas and reviews the state of the art in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The aim is both to provide the reader with a sound understanding of the very significant progress that has been achieved in the understanding and management of these malignancies over recent years and to facilitate appropriate choice of the therapeutic strategy in individual cases. The assessment of different prognost…
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Lenz, Georg
Salles, Gilles
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Georg Lenz, Gilles Salles, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 360 p.) : 70 illus., 65 illus. in color
Series
Hematologic Malignancies
Series Title
Hematologic malignancies (Series)
ISBN
9783030003623
9783030003616 (Print ed.)
9783030003630 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-9766
Subjects (MeSH)
Lymphoma - physiopathology
Lymphoma - therapy
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book summarizes current knowledge of the biology and molecular pathogenesis of aggressive lymphomas and reviews the state of the art in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The aim is both to provide the reader with a sound understanding of the very significant progress that has been achieved in the understanding and management of these malignancies over recent years and to facilitate appropriate choice of the therapeutic strategy in individual cases. The assessment of different prognostic parameters are clearly presented in order to permits effective risk stratification that impacts on treatment choice. Recent insights into lymphomagenesis are exemplified and may assist in identifying emerging therapeutic targets. The comprehensive and up-to-date nature of the book will make it an ideal reference for all physicians and researchers interested in lymphoma, including clinicians from various medical specialties, biologists, pathologists, radiologists and nuclear medicine specialist, as well as students.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology, Pathology and Molecular Pathogenesis -- 1. Epidemiology of Aggressive Lymphomas -- 2. Pathology and Molecular Pathogenesis of DLBCL and Related Entities -- 3. Pathology and Molecular Pathogenesis of Burkitt Lymphoma and Lymphoblastic Lymphoma -- 4. Pathology and Molecular Pathogenesis of T-Cell Lymphoma -- Part II. Standard of Care of Aggressive Lymphomas -- 5. Standard of Care in First-Line Therapy of DLBCL -- 6. Standard of Care Relapsed DLBCL -- 7. Burkitt Lymphoma -- 8. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Related Lymphomas -- 9. Primary CNS Lymphoma -- 10. Extranodal Localization of Aggressive Lymphoma -- 11. CD20-Negative Aggressive Lymphomas -- 12. Standard of Care in T-Cell Lymphoma -- 13. Aggressive Lymphoma in Children and Adolescents -- Part III. Future Directions in Aggressive Lymphomas -- 14. Role of Modern Imaging with FDG-PET/CT in Aggressive Lymphoma -- 15. Kinase Inhibitors in Large Cell Lymphoma -- 16. Immunological Approaches -- 17. Therapeutic Modulators of Apoptosis and Epigenetics in Aggressive Lymphoma -- 18. Targeted Therapeutics for Lymphoma: Using Biology to Inform Treatment.
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American journal of clinical oncology : The official publication of the American Radium Society

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Nova Scotia Hospital: v. 5, 1982 - v. 23, 2000.
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Cancer clinical trials
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Lippincott
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Nova Scotia Hospital: v. 5, 1982 - v. 23, 2000.
Publication Frequency
Bimonthly
ISSN
0277-3732
Specialty
Medical Oncology
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American journal of clinical oncology : The official publication of the American Radium Society

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Lippincott
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Vol 27, 2004 - Vol 40, 2017.
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Cancer clinical trials
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Lippincott
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Vol 27, 2004 - Vol 40, 2017.
ISSN
0277-3732
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Medical Oncology
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e-Journal
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Anal Cancer : A Comprehensive Guide

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Jeffrey Meyer, Lisa Kachnic, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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This book is a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment options available for anal cancer. Anal cancer is a relatively rare disease, but one increasing in incidence. Strides have been made in developing treatment paradigms through clinical trials, and proper management requires multidisciplinary interaction between radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical oncologists as well as other physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals. The book thus covers all…
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Meyer, Jeffrey
Kachnic, Lisa
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Jeffrey Meyer, Lisa Kachnic, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 135 p.) : 14 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030202538
9783030202521 (Print ed.)
9783030202545 (Print ed.)
9783030202552 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anus Neoplasms
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment options available for anal cancer. Anal cancer is a relatively rare disease, but one increasing in incidence. Strides have been made in developing treatment paradigms through clinical trials, and proper management requires multidisciplinary interaction between radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical oncologists as well as other physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals. The book thus covers all aspects of the disease to give clinicians and their teams the information necessary to develop a treatment program that focuses on improved patient outcomes. Chapters cover evaluation of the patient and cancer staging, current standard treatments, epidemiology, pathogenesis, issues involved in survivorship, and ongoing and future avenues of research into disease biology and novel treatments. This book is an ideal resource for clinicians involved in the care of patients with anal cancer.
Contents
Anatomy and Histology of the Anus -- Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Anal Cancer -- Staging and Initial Evaluation of Anal Cancer -- Treatment of Localized Anal Cancer: Chemoradiotherapy -- Anal Cancer: Toxicities and Management -- Management of Local-Regional Anal Cancer Recurrence -- Treatment of Advanced Anal Cancer -- Treatment of Non-Squamous Histologies in Anal Cancer -- Diagnosis and Management of Perianal Skin Tumors.
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Antibodies for Treating Cancer

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Melvyn Little. Springer , 2021.
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Melvyn Little
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Springer
Date of Publication
2021
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1 online resource (xi, 151 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783030725990
Specialty
Biological Therapy
Medical Oncology
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e-Book
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Applications of FDG PET in Oncology : Best Clinical Practice

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Hirofumi Fujii, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Seiei Yasuda, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2021.
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This book provides up-to-date guidance on the use of FDG PET to assess the biological activity and treatment response of a wide range of malignancies, including, for example, lung cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and malignant lymphoma. In the era of precision medicine, numerous new anticancer agents, such as molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors, have been developed to improve outcomes in cancer patients. FDG PET plays a key role in eva…
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Fujii, Hirofumi
Nakamura, Hiroyuki
Yasuda, Seiei
Responsibility
Hirofumi Fujii, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Seiei Yasuda, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 147 p.) : 61 illus., 55 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811584237
9789811584220 (Print ed.)
9789811584244 (Print ed.)
9789811584251 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Radionuclide Imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book provides up-to-date guidance on the use of FDG PET to assess the biological activity and treatment response of a wide range of malignancies, including, for example, lung cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and malignant lymphoma. In the era of precision medicine, numerous new anticancer agents, such as molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitors, have been developed to improve outcomes in cancer patients. FDG PET plays a key role in evaluating the effects of these novel treatments because it can detect changes in the metabolic activity of tumors before any reduction in their size is visible on other imaging modalities. Accordingly, FDG PET is of prognostic as well as diagnostic value, and allows prompt changes in patient management. The book is written by expert clinicians from Japan, where the universal public health insurance system ensures that FDG PET is widely used in routine oncological practice and cancer screening. It represents an unrivaled and comprehensive resource that will be of value for all healthcare professionals in the field of clinical oncology.
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1. Overview of FDG PET in Oncology in Japan -- 2. The Role of 18F-FDG-PET as Therapeutic Monitoring in Patients with Lung Cancer -- 3. F-18 FDG PET Tests in Breast Cancer -- 4. F-18 FDG PET Tests in Head and Neck Cancer -- 5. Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Colorectal Cancer -- 6. Urological Cancer -- 7. Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumors -- 8. F-18 FDG PET Tests in Skin Cancer Including Malignant Melanoma -- 9. F-18 FDG PET Tests in Malignant Lymphoma.
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Atlas of Clinical Cases on Brain Tumor Imaging

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Yelda Özsunar, Utku Senol, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book presents and analyzes clinical cases of brain tumors and follows the classification provided by the WHO in 2016. After introductory chapters reviewing the international literature on the topic, the advances made in all imaging modalities (especially Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography) are examined. All radiological findings are supplemented with a wealth of images and brief explanations. The clinical information is given as part of the case discussion, as are the characteristi…
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Özsunar, Yelda
Senol, Utku
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Yelda Özsunar, Utku Senol, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 331 p.) : 238 illus., 80 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030232733
9783030232726 (Print ed.)
9783030232740 (Print ed.)
9783030232757 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book presents and analyzes clinical cases of brain tumors and follows the classification provided by the WHO in 2016. After introductory chapters reviewing the international literature on the topic, the advances made in all imaging modalities (especially Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography) are examined. All radiological findings are supplemented with a wealth of images and brief explanations. The clinical information is given as part of the case discussion, as are the characteristics and differential diagnosis of the tumors. Radiologic-pathologic correlations round out the description of each clinical case. Intended as a quick and illustrative reference guide for radiology residents and medical students, this atlas represents the most up-to-date, practice-oriented reference book in the field of Brain Tumor Imaging.
Contents
Part I. General Considerations in Brain Tumors -- 1. Pathology, Epidemiology and WHO Classification of Brain Tumors -- 2. When and How to Use Imaging in Brain Tumors, Protocols -- 3. Pearls in Conventional Imaging Methods for Brain Tumors -- 4. Diffusion, Perfusion and PET Imaging of Brain Tumors -- 5. Role of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Clinical Management of Brain Tumors -- 6. Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Functional Magnetic Resonance in Brain Tumor Imaging -- 7. Brain Tumours Imaging: Developing New Technique and Future Perspectives (Including Molecular Imaging, Radiogenomics) -- 8. The Basic Molecular Genetics and the Common Mutations of Brain Tumors -- 9. Clinical Treatment of Brain Tumors -- Part II. Case Based Learning in Brain Tumors -- 10. Non neoplastic Mass Lesions of the Brain -- 11. Extraaxial Tumors -- 12. Pediatric Brain Tumours -- 13. Primary Intra axial Brain Tumours -- 14. Secondary Brain Tumours -- 15. Tumour-like Conditions of the Brain -- 16. Preoperative Surgery Planning and Peroperative Imaging -- 17. Post-operative Imaging -- 18. Follow up and Treatment Changes.
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Atlas of Clinical PET-CT in Treatment Response Evaluation in Oncology

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Stefano Fanti, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Ignasi Carrió. Springer , 2021.
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Stefano Fanti, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Ignasi Carrió
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 488 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783030688585
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Medical Oncology
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e-Book
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