By Evert C. A. Kaal MD, Charles J. Vecht MD,PhD (auth.), David Schiff MD, Santosh Kesari MD, PhD, Patrick Y. Wen MD (eds.)
From the experiences of the 1st Edition…
"…provides a very good evaluation and creation to the administration of neurological problems of melanoma. good prepared and succinct, possible find and make the most of information…" – Neurology
"…an vital source for the clinical oncologist, within the analysis and remedy of many neurological stipulations as a result of melanoma… This ebook is unique and is suggested for scientific oncologists and radiotherapists, who will locate it an invaluable advisor to facing the neurological difficulties encountered in melanoma patients." – Annals of Oncology
"The editors and individuals are to be congratulated for generating a well timed and finished textual content of this swiftly evolving box. I strongly suggest melanoma Neurology in scientific perform for neurologists, together with neuro-oncologists… the sensible nature and transparent presentation of the textual content make the knowledge very obtainable to these in neurosurgery, clinical and radiation oncology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology." – Annals of Neurology
From the Foreword to the 1st Edition…
This e-book offers a finished research of ways melanoma impacts the frightened approach… It encompasses the adventure of senior physicians actively engaged in neuro-oncology facilities in the course of the global… The wide scope of this e-book will entice physicians who're no longer experts, yet who wish an up to date reference on all elements of neuro-oncology. – Jerome Posner, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering melanoma middle, long island, NY
Neuro-oncology has advanced considerably as a scientific and learn self-discipline during the last few a long time. melanoma Neurology in scientific perform: Neurologic issues of melanoma and its therapy, moment version presents clinicians from quite a few backgrounds and degrees of teaching with a connection with aid concentration the differential prognosis, therapy method, and administration plan for the melanoma sufferer with neurologic indicators and findings.
The quantity starts off with an summary of the sphere of neuro-oncology and a evaluation of the position of neuroimaging within the prognosis of neuro-oncologic ailment. numerous chapters on interpretation and administration of universal neuro-oncologic indicators stick to. next sections comprise chapters at the direct and oblique neurologic issues of melanoma in addition to problems of remedy. the ultimate part specializes in the spectrum and administration of neurologic ailment in sufferers with melanoma of particular organs.
Cancer Neurology in scientific perform: Neurologic problems of melanoma and its remedy, moment variation is a vital new paintings that goals to develop and deepen the familiarity of clinicians with the diversity and administration of neuro-oncologic ailments which will increase the standard of take care of melanoma patients.
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