Brain metastases are the most dreaded complication of systemic cancer, affecting some 170,000 people a year, a far greater incidence than primary brain tumors. This book presents current information on the presentation and management of patients with brain metastases, providing available data, giving guidelines that can be applied in day to day practice, updated information for neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and neuron-oncologists, and as an overview for physicians in training.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 239
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: 2007 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book addresses some of the most important aspects in dealing with central nervous system metastases. The purpose is to address management of brain metastases. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and oncologists are the main audience for this book. The 12 chapters written by 24 contributors provide accurate, up-to-date, and well illustrated information on chemotherapeutic drugs and surgical, and radiosurgical protocols. ... This is an excellent book for neurology, neurosurgery, and oncology libraries." (Celso Agner, Doody's Review Service, November, 2007)