Fluorescence-Guided Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology and Cerebrovascular Applications

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Jan 232020
 

by Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis (Author), Walter Stummer (Author)

The definitive textbook on state-of-the-art fluorescence-guided neurosurgery

Advances in fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) have resulted in a paradigm shift in neurosurgical approaches to neuro-oncological and cerebrovascular pathologies. Edited by two of the foremost authorities on the topic, Fluorescence-Guided Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology and Cerebrovascular Applications encompasses the depth and breadth of this groundbreaking, still nascent technology. The book reflects significant contributions made by world renowned neurosurgeons Constantinos Hadjipanayis, Walter Stummer, and esteemed contributors on the growing uses of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and other FGS agents.

The European Medicine Agency approved 5-ALA in 2007, heralding the birth of FGS globally. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 5-ALA (Gleolan) as an imaging agent to facilitate realtime detection and visualization of malignant tissue during glioma surgery. In the two decades since Dr. Stummer’s initial description of 5-ALA FGS in a human patient, major strides have been made in its practical applications, leading to improved resection outcomes. As FGS is increasingly incorporated into neurosurgical practice, it holds promise for future innovations. Generously-illustrated and enhanced with online videos, this textbook is the definitive resource on the subject.

Key Features

The improved efficacy of 5-ALA for resecting high- and low-grade gliomas, recurrences, meningiomas, brain metastases, spinal cord tumors, pediatric brain tumors, and other adult tumors
The future of fluorescence, including potentially powerful new fluorophores molecularly targeted specifically to tumors
The use of the fluorescent agent indocyanine green (ICG) for brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, AVMs, and cerebral vascularization
Special topics such as fluorescein, illuminating tumor paint, confocal microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and integrating FGS with intraoperative imaging and brain mapping
This single accessible reference presents the current state-of-the-art on this emerging, exciting surgical technology. As such, it is a must-have for neurosurgical residents, fellows, and practicing neurosurgeons.

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Supportive Cancer Care with Chinese Medicine

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Jan 232020
 

Cancer is a chronic disease. There are increasing cancer survivors after curative cancer treatment and this makes supportive cancer care an important area that more attention is needed. Chinese medicine has a long history of practice; it has aroused much interest from both Oriental and Western countries. A number of laboratory evidences and clinical trials demonstrated the effectiveness and ef?cacies of Chinese medicine for supportive cancer care. This book attempts to take a comprehensive approach to overview the different areas of Chinese medicine for supportive cancer care.

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Oncologic Critical Care

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Jan 212020
 

This major reference work is the most comprehensive resource on oncologic critical care. The text reviews all significant aspects of oncologic ICU practices, with a particular focus on challenges encountered in the diagnosis and management of the critically ill cancer patient population. Comprised of over 140 chapters, the text explores such topics as the organization and management of an oncologic ICU, diseases and complications encountered in the oncologic ICU, multidisciplinary care, surgical care, transfusion medicine, special patient populations, critical care procedures, ethics, pain management, and palliative care.

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ISBI 2019 C-NMC Challenge: Classification in Cancer Cell Imaging: Select Proceedings

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Jan 212020
 

This book comprises select peer-reviewed proceedings of the medical challenge – C-NMC challenge: Classification of normal versus malignant cells in B-ALL white blood cancer microscopic images. The challenge was run as part of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (IEEE ISBI) 2019 held at Venice, Italy in April 2019. Cell classification via image processing has recently gained interest from the point of view of building computer-assisted diagnostic tools for blood disorders such as leukaemia. In order to arrive at a conclusive decision on disease diagnosis and degree of progression, it is very important to identify malignant cells with high accuracy. Computer-assisted tools can be very helpful in automating the process of cell segmentation and identification because morphologically both cell types appear similar. This particular challenge was run on a curated data set of more than 14000 cell images of very high quality. More than 200 international teams participated in the challenge. This book covers various solutions using machine learning and deep learning approaches. The book will prove useful for academics, researchers, and professionals interested in building low-cost automated diagnostic tools for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancer: Recent Clinical Progress and Prospects for the Future

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Jan 212020
 

Leading expert physicians and investigators from around the world review the state-of-the-art in the management of squamous cell head and neck cancer, with emphasis on coordinating different treatment modalities. The authors address several surgical issues, including laser-based surgery, larynx preservation approaches, salvage surgery, and neck management after non-operative treatment. They also discuss definitive radiation for larynx cancer, brachytherapy, altered fractionation radiation, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and the importance of tumor hypoxia, as well as the role of chemotherapy in sequential, concurrent, and adjuvant multi-modality treatment schedules. Other topics of special interest include targeted and gene therapies, multimodality management of nasopharyngeal cancer, chemoprevention, toxicity modification, quality of life outcomes, symptom palliation, and epidemiology.
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Paediatric Oncology, Third edition

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Jan 182020
 

This comprehensive and established textbook presents an up-to-date overview of all aspects of managing children with cancer and in its third edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the field. Individual malignancies are given comprehensive coverage, including details of clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations, novel imaging techniques and current management with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
Current controversies relating to diagnosis and management – a popular feature of previous editions – are presented in boxes for increased emphasis. Content changes to the new edition include a restructured pathology section and new chapters under separate headings of ‘advances in therapy’ and ‘late effects and supportive care’.
Retaining a European flavour, but incorporating information from American and other national studies to give an objective and comprehensive overview, the third edition of Paediatric Oncology remains invaluable reading for trainee and practising paediatric oncologists, and nurse specialists, world-wide.
[contributors mainly UK and European, plus 1 from US and 1 from Australia]

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Chemotherapy Regimens and Cancer Care (Vademecum)

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Jan 182020
 

This handbook is a concise, thorough, and portable reference guide to the multitude of complex chemotherapy protocols and other frequently utilized medications in the field of Hematology/Oncology. Its inclusion of commonly used oncology regimens, guidelines for supportive care during administration and sections on pain control, antibiotic use and antiemesis guidelines set it apart from other ?chemotherapy handbooks?. The authors have prepared this book with the intention of improving the care of those suffering from cancer.

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The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

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Jan 182020
 

For thousands of years, physicians observed cases of “spontaneous remissions” from cancer. These sudden and dramatic cancer cures were chalked up to magic or miracle. In fact it was the immune system, mysteriously unleashed.
Now scientists have learned to recreate that miracle with medicines so new that cancer patients- and even many doctors- don’t realize they exist.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Nurse comes an empowering and accessible story of the discoveries of the tricks cancer uses to avoid the immune system, and the important new cancer immunotherapies already unleashing the immune system to fight – and beat – the disease.
Four years in the writing, THE BREAKTHROUGH is an “exciting read” about the discoveries which received the 2018 Nobel Prize winning discoveries in October, and a dramatic and exciting turning point in our relationship with a disease that has for too long defined us.
For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine’s most confounding mysteries: Why doesn’t our immune system recognize and fight cancer the way it does other diseases, like the common cold?
As it turns out, the answer to that question can be traced to a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses-tricks that scientists have only recently discovered and learned to defeat. The result is what many are calling cancer’s “penicillin moment,” a revolutionary discovery in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it.
In THE BREAKTHROUGH, Graeber guides us through the surprisingly recent scientific discoveries that change the way we will treat- and maybe even beat- cancer in the years to come.
Amazingly, many patients, and even many doctors, are not fully aware of what many are calling our “penicillin moment” with cancer. With literally thousands of new therapies that harness the power of the immune system to recognize and fight cancer in clinical trials, it’s never been more important for patients to understand their choices, and empowered to ask better questions. In the new war against cancer, information is now a crucial weapon.
Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, THE BREAKTHROUGH is a scientific mystery story about the quest to unleash our natural ability to recognize and defeat cancer, told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and cancer immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, a dispatch from the life-changing world of modern oncological science, and a brave new chapter in medical history.

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Cancer Prevention and Management through Exercise and Weight Control (Nutrition and Disease Prevention)

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Jan 172020
 

“..it is increasingly clear that cancer is also a disease of inertia. In this book, a broadly multidisciplinary group presents the evidence and provides the recommendations. … The antidote to diseases of inertia is movement — let’s move!” John Potter, M.D.,Ph.D., from the Foreword The American Cancer Society estimates that a third of all cancer deaths could be prevented through avoidance of obesity and the rejection of sedentary lifestyles. The World Health Organization also supports this claim. Additionally, these and other organizations now recognize the role that activity can play in improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Cancer Prevention and Management through Exercise and Weight Control provides us with the support necessary to make a call to action. Itbrings together the contributions of world-class researchers to lay out the evidence and a plan of attack for coping with this crisis. The text begins by focusing on the research methods used in assessing the complex associations between activity, energy balance, and risk and prognosis. In comprehensive literature reviews, the authors consider the role of physical activity in the incidence of individual cancers, then explore the mechanisms that might explain this connection. They continue with a look at the relation between weight and cancer incidence, including a consideration of genetics. Research is also provided linking physical activity and weight control to a cancer patient’s quality of life and prognosis. The work concludes with ideas on how a plan of action might be implemented at the individual, clinical, and public health levels. It also provides guidance on incorporating exercise and diet recommendations into clinical oncology practice.

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Cancer Regional Therapy: HAI, HIPEC, HILP, ILI, PIPAC and Beyond

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Jan 152020
 

This book is a state-of-the-art overview of cancer regional therapy (CRT) for the surgeons and interventional radiologists active in CRT development and research. The goals of this book are 1) to review the theory and practice of cancer regional therapies including pharmacology, devices, techniques, and workflow, 2) illustrate the most common procedures performed in the interventional and operating rooms, and 3) discuss data supporting use of CRT. This is meant to be a definitive text on the theory and practice of CRT. It begins with a summary of the history, technical principles that underlie regional therapy. The following parts discuss current data and practice in peritoneal, liver, limb, pleural and other sites. Included in the practice are considerations of workflow and financial issues revolving around CRT. Novel techniques and therapies under investigation are presented to inform the direction of the field.
Cancer Regional Therapy summarizes the history, current technology, common procedures, and future prospects in this field and includes procedures from many surgical and interventional radiologic disciplines.

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