Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy, Molecular Therapeutics, and Immunotherapy, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the molecular methodologies in the neuro-oncology field. There have been profound changes in the landscape of approaches to brain tumor therapy since the first edition-mainly in the areas of molecular biology and molecular therapeutics, as well as in the maturation of immunotherapy approaches (e.g., vaccines). This updated edition has a new, primary focus on multidisciplinary molecular methods, and is broadened to include the latest cutting-edge molecular biology, therapeutics, immunobiology and immunotherapy approaches.
As the first comprehensive book to address the molecular research into these concepts, users will find it to be an invaluable resource on the topics discussed.
- Provides the most up-to-date information regarding conventional forms of cytotoxic chemotherapy, as well as the basic science and clinical application of molecular therapeutics for the treatment of brain tumors
- Broadly appeals to anyone interested in neuro-oncology and the treatment of brain tumors
- Features updated chapters on molecular biology, molecular therapeutics, maturation of immunotherapy approaches, and a focus on multidisciplinary molecular methods
- Includes a new section on the basic science of immunology, as well as thorough updates on the use of vaccine technology and immunotherapy for the treatment of brain tumors
SECTION I. PHARMACOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS SECTION II. INNOVATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY DELIVERY SECTION III. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS SECTION IV. CHEMOTHERAPY FOR SPECIFIC TUMORS
ADULTS SECTION V. CHEMOTHERAPY FOR SPECIFIC TUMORS
PEDIATRICS SECTION VI. IMMUNOTHERAPY OF BRAIN TUMORS SECTION VII. RESPONSE ASSESSMENT, QUALITY OF LIFE, AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Dr. Newton is currently the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Center and CNS Oncology Program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and Florida Hospital Orlando. He recently retired as a Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Oncology at the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University and the James Cancer Hospital, and was the holder of the Esther Dardinger Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology. He trained in Neuro-Oncology with Drs. Jerome Posner and William Shapiro at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and since then had been in academic Neuro-Oncology for over 25 years - until his retirement. He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and is the Chief Editor or Co-Editor of nine textbooks in the field of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology. In addition, he has been listed as a Best Doctor (Neurology) and Top Doctor for Cancer (Neuro-Oncology) for the past 18 years.