Oligodendroglioma: Clinical Presentation, Pathology, Molecular Biology, Imaging, and Treatment features the latest "cutting edge" molecular biology, molecular therapeutics, imaging, immunotherapy, and research methods on the topic of oligodendrogliomas. This single volume resource covers all of the relevant information on the subject, and is the most detailed and comprehensive single volume resource on the subject. This book is critical for students, physicians, and researchers in the fields of neuroscience, neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and others working in the research field or with patients.
- Provides the most up-to-date information regarding the clinical presentation, pathology, molecular biology, and methods for the treatment of oligodendroglioma brain tumors, including surgical therapy, radiotherapy, molecular therapeutics, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy
- Broadly appeals to anyone interested in the field of neuro-oncology and the treatment of patients with oligodendrogliomas
- Useful to clinicians interested in a thorough overview of the basic science and treatment of oligodendrogliomas
- Includes a section on immunotherapy, with updates on the use of vaccines and immune-based treatment approaches applied to oligodendrogliomas
SECTION I. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE 1. Clin Presentation Adults
Brain 2. Clin Presentation Adults
Spinal Cord 3. Atypical Presentations 4. Clin Presentation Children 5. Seizures & Oligo's 6. Oligo QOL
SECTION II. PATHOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 7. Stem Cell Biology and Origin Oligo's 8. Pathology and Molecular Biology Oligo's 9. Mol. Biol/Clin Rel 1p/19q Deletion 10. Proteomics and Micro-Array Analysis 11. Pathology of Pediatric Oligo's
SECTION III. NEURO-IMAGING 12. CT Imaging of Oligo's 13. Routine and Advanced MR Imaging of Oligodendrogliomas 14. PET Imaging of Oligo's 15. Neuro-Imaging of Pediatric Oligo's
SECTION IV. SURGICAL THERAPY 16. Basic Principles of Brain Tumor Surgery 17. Advanced Techniques in BT Surgery 18. Surgical Results in Low-Grade Oligo's 19. Surgical Results in AO and AOA 20. Surgical Results in Pediatric Oligo's
SECTION V. RADIATION THERAPY 21. Basic Principles of BT RT 22. Standard external beam radiation therapy for oligodendroglioma 23. Stereotactic Radiosurgery in the management of Oligodendroglioma 24. Proton Beam Radiotherapy for oligodendrogliomas (adult and pediatric). 25. Stereotactic Iodine I125 Brachytherapy 26. RT Pediatric Oligo's
SECTION VI. CHEMOTHERAPY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY 27. Basic Principles of BT Chemotherapy 28. PCV Chemo for Oligo's 29. TEM Chemo for Oligo's 30. Miscellaneous Chemotherapy Approaches to Oligodendroglial Tumors 31. Molecular Therapy for Oligo's (non-BEV) 32. Bevacizumab for Recurrent Anaplastic Oligodendroglial Tumors 33. Chemo Pediatric Oligo's 34. Immunotherapy Approaches in BT's/Oligo's
Dr. Paleologos is currently a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL USA. She trained in Neuro-Oncology with Dr. Nicholas Vick at Evanston/Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago from 1989-1991. She then joined the Staff at Evanston/Northwestern, becoming an Assistant Professor of Neurology from 1992 through 2001. In 2001 she was promoted to an Associate Professor of Neurology, and also acquired the Stanley C. Golder Chair in Neuroscience Research in 2007. She has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of Neuro-Oncology and Neurology. In addition, she has been nominated as a Best Doctor's in America (2005-2015) and as a Top Doctor in Chicago in Neurology.
Newton, Herbert B.
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.