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Title Leptomeningeal metastases / edited by Lauren E. Abrey, Marc C. Chamberlain, and Herbert H. Engelhard
Published New York : Springer Science, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (vi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Series CTAR ; v. 125
C.T.A.R. ; v. 125
Cancer treatment and research ; 125
Contents Anatomy and physiology of the leptomeninges and CSF space / Neil Barshes, Alexis Demopoulos and Herbert H. Engelhard -- Leptomeningeal neoplasia: epidemiology, clinical presentation, CSF analysis and diagnostic imaging / Roelien H. Enting -- Leptomeningeal metastases from solid tumors (Meningeal carcinomatosis) / Michiko Kimura Bruno and Jeffrey Raizer -- Leptomeningeal metastases from leukemias and lymphomas / Craig P. Nolan and Lauren E. Abrey -- Leptomeningeal metastasis of primary central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms / Herbert H. Engelhard and Luke A. Corsten -- Leptomeningeal cancer in the pediatric patient / Kathleen A. Neville and Susan M. Blaney -- Neurosurgical interventions for leptomeningeal tumor / Jeffrey P. Greenfield and Mark H. Bilsky -- Current treatment of leptomeningeal metastases: systemic chemotherapy, intrathecal chemotherapy and symptom management / Stacey L. Berg and Marc C. Chamberlain -- Radiation therapy for leptomeningeal cancer / Minesh Mehta and Kristin Bradley -- Animal models of leptomeningeal cancer / Ali Raja and Herbert H. Engelhard -- Improving the outcome of patients with leptomeningeal cancer: new clinical trials and experimental therapies / Kurt Jaeckle
Summary Leptomeningeal Metastases provides the reader with an overview of the state-of-the-art therapy for the leptomeningeal patient with additional information on epidemiology, symptom management, new clinical trials, and current basic research in animal models for experimental therapies. "Leptomeningeal metastases remains a devastating manifestation of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Leading figures in the field review the pathophysiology and clinical consequences of this process. State-of-the-art treatment strategies are presented highlighting advances in current management." Steven T. Rosen, M.D. Series Editor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Meninges -- Cancer
Meningeal Neoplasms -- secondary
Meningeal Neoplasms -- therapy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasm Metastasis -- physiopathology
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain)
MEDICAL -- Neurology.
Meningeal Neoplasms -- secondary.
Meningeal Neoplasms -- therapy.
Neoplasm Metastasis -- physiopathology.
Meninges -- Cancer.
Meninges -- Cancer
Form Electronic book
Author Abrey, Lauren E.
Chamberlain, Marc C.
Engelhard, Herbert H.
ISBN 0387241981