Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors provides a single volume resource on imaging methods and neuroepidemiology of both brain and spinal tumors. The book covers a variety of imaging techniques, including computed tomography (CT), MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), and other laboratory tests used in diagnosis and treatment. Detailed epidemiology, various imaging methods, and clinical considerations of tumors of the CNS make this an ideal reference for users who will also find diverse information about structures and functions, cytology, epidemiology (including molecular epidemiology), diagnosis and treatment.
This book is appropriate for neuroscience researchers, medical professionals and anyone interested in a complete guide to visualizing and understanding CNS tumors.
- Provides the most up-to-date information surrounding the epidemiology, biology and imaging techniques for brain and spinal tumors, including CT, MRI, PET, and others
- Includes full color figures, photos, tables, graphs and radioimaging
- Contains information that will be valuable to anyone interested in the field of neurooncology and the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors
- Serves as a source of background information for basic scientists and pharmaceutical researchers who have an interest in imaging and treatment
Part II: Epidemiology 4. Global Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors (in Comparison with Other Cancers) 5. Prevalence and Incidence in Epidemiology
Part III: Classifications of Tumors 6. Astrocytoma 7. Glioblastoma 8. Oligodendroglioma 9. Ependymal Tumors 10. Schwannoma 11. Neurofibroma 12. Meningioma 13. Choroid Plexus Tumors 14. Mesenchymal Tumors 15. Pituitary Tumors 16. Pineal Parenchymal Tumors 17. Melanocytic Tumors 18. Primary Lymphoma of the Brain 19. Li-Fraumeni Syndrome 20. Turcot Syndrome 21. Von Hippel-Lindau Disease 22. Cowden Syndrome 23. Tuberous Sclerosis 24. Brain Tumors in Children 25. Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors 26. Metastatic Tumors 27. Spinal Cord Tumors 28. Rare Brain Tumors
Dr. Moini was assistant professor at Tehran University, Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, for nine years. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. For 15 years, he was the Director of Science and Health for Everest University in Melbourne FL. He was also a Professor of Science and Health at Everest for a total of 24 years. For 6 years, he was a Professor of Science and Health at Eastern Florida State College, but is now retired. Dr. Moini has been actively teaching for 39 years, and for 20 years, has been an international author of 41 books.
Dr. Avgeropoulos is the co-director of the brain and spine tumor program at Orlando Health / UF Health Cancer Center. His specialties are in neuro-oncology and cancer neurology.
Dr. Mohtashem Samsam is a former Professor of Medicine and a faculty at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He is currently the director and also a professor at Advent Health University in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Samsam studied medicine in the English language program of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, in Szeged, Hungary (1991- 1996) and received his PhD from Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2002. He completed his post-doc studies in Wuerzburg University, Germany (1999- 2002).