Handbook of Innovations in Central Nervous System Regenerative Medicine

Handbook of Innovations in Central Nervous System Regenerative Medicine
Author: António Salgado
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2020-06-10
ISBN 10: 0128180854
ISBN 13: 9780128180853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Innovations in Central Nervous System Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Handbook of Innovations in CNS Regenerative Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of the CNS regenerative medicine field. The book describes the basic biology and anatomy of the CNS and how injury and disease affect its balance and the limitations of the present therapies used in the clinics. It also introduces recent trends in different fields of CNS regenerative medicine, including cell transplantation, bio and neuro-engineering, molecular/pharmacotherapy therapies and enabling technologies. Finally, the book presents successful cases of translation of basic research to first-in-human trials and the steps needed to follow this path. Areas such as cell transplantation approaches, bio and neuro-engineering, molecular/pharmacotherapy therapies and enabling technologies are key in regenerative medicine are covered in the book, along with regulatory and ethical issues. Describes the basic biology and anatomy of the CNS and how injury and disease affect its balance Discusses the limitations of present therapies used in the clinics Introduces the recent trends in different fields of CNS regenerative medicine, including cell transplantation, bio and neuro-engineering, molecular/pharmacotherapy therapies, and enabling technologies Presents successful cases of translation of basic research to first-in-human trials, along with the steps needed to follow this path

Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Volume Two

Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds  Volume Two
Author: Masoud Mozafari,Farshid Sefat,Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 874
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0081025629
ISBN 13: 9780081025628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Volume Two Book Review:

Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Volume Two provides a comprehensive and authoritative review on recent advancements in the application and use of composite scaffolds in tissue engineering. Chapters focus on specific tissue/organ (mostly on the structure and anatomy), the materials used for treatment, natural composite scaffolds, synthetic composite scaffolds, fabrication techniques, innovative materials and approaches for scaffolds preparation, host response to the scaffolds, challenges and future perspectives, and more. Bringing all the information together in one major reference, the authors systematically review and summarize recent research findings, thus providing an in-depth understanding of scaffold use in different body systems. Dedicated to the specialist topic of composite scaffolds, featuring all human body systems Covers basic fundamentals and advanced clinical applications Includes up-to-date information on preparation methodology and characterization techniques Highlights clinical data and case studies

Translational Regenerative Medicine

Translational Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Julie Allickson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 0124104576
ISBN 13: 9780124104570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Translational Regenerative Medicine is a reference book that outlines the life cycle for effective implementation of discoveries in the dynamic field of regenerative medicine. By addressing science, technology, development, regulatory, manufacturing, intellectual property, investment, financial, and clinical aspects of the field, this work takes a holistic look at the translation of science and disseminates knowledge for practical use of regenerative medicine tools, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Incorporating contributions from leaders in the fields of translational science across academia, industry, and government, this book establishes a more fluid transition for rapid translation of research to enhance human health and well-being. Provides formulaic coverage of the landscape, process development, manufacturing, challenges, evaluation, and regulatory aspects of the most promising regenerative medicine clinical applications Covers clinical aspects of regenerative medicine related to skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone, fat, muscle, vascular system, hematopoietic /immune system, peripheral nerve, central nervous system, endocrine system, ophthalmic system, auditory system, oral system, respiratory system, cardiac system, renal system, hepatic system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system Identifies effective, proven tools and metrics to identify and pursue clinical and commercial regenerative medicine

Regenerative Pharmacology

Regenerative Pharmacology
Author: George J. Christ,Karl-Erik Andersson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1107354730
ISBN 13: 9781107354739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Pharmacology Book Review:

Regenerative medicine is broadly defined as the repair or replacement of damaged cells, tissues and organs. It is a multidisciplinary effort in which technologies derive from the fields of cell, developmental and molecular biology; chemical and material sciences (i.e. nanotechnology); engineering; surgery; transplantation; immunology; molecular genetics; physiology; and pharmacology. As regenerative medicine technologies continue to evolve and expand across the boundaries of numerous scientific disciplines, they remain at the forefront of the translational research frontier with the potential to radically alter the treatment of a wide variety of disease and dysfunction. This book will draw attention to the critical role that pharmacological sciences will undeniably play in the advancement of these treatments. This book is invaluable for advanced students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers new to the field of regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, and experienced investigators looking for new research avenues. The first state-of-the-art book in this rapidly evolving field of research.

Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Regenerative Biology and Medicine
Author: David L. Stocum
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN 10: 012384861X
ISBN 13: 9780123848611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Biology and Medicine Book Review:

Regenerative Biology and Medicine, Second Edition — Winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine — discusses the fundamentals of regenerative biology and medicine. It provides a comprehensive overview, which integrates old and new data into an ever-clearer global picture. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses the mechanisms and the basic biology of regeneration, while Part II deals with the strategies of regenerative medicine developed for restoring tissue, organ, and appendage structures. Part III reflects on the achievements of regenerative biology and medicine; future challenges; bioethical issues that need to be addressed; and the most promising developments in regenerative medicine. The book is designed for multiple audiences: undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows, and research investigators interested in an overall synthesis of this field. It will also appeal to investigators from fields not directly related to regenerative biology and medicine, such as chemistry, informatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering. Highly Commended 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine Includes coverage of skin, hair, teeth, cornea, and central neural tissues Provides description of regenetive medicine in digestive, respiratory, urogenital, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems Includes amphibians as powerful research models with discussion of appendage regeneration in amphibians and mammals

Handbook of Hematologic Malignancies

Handbook of Hematologic Malignancies
Author: David A. Sallman, MD,Ateefa Chaudhury, MD,Johnny Nguyen, MD,Ling Zhang, MD,Alan F. List, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2016-11-28
ISBN 10: 1617052701
ISBN 13: 9781617052705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Hematologic Malignancies Book Review:

Handbook of Hematologic Malignancies provides a unique, practical, and concise guide focused on the must-know points of diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic management, and cutting edge clinical trial opportunities for each hematologic malignancy. With an ever-increasing growth of evidence and a significant expansion of available treatment options for patients with hematologic disease, remaining current and up-to-date can be extremely challenging for practicing clinicians. This comprehensive subspecialty handbook is designed and organized for the busy hematologist, hematologic oncologist, hematopathologist, and trainee in mind. Every chapter is richly illustrated with color figures and flow diagrams, and contains helpful tables on differential diagnosis, prognostic scoring systems and therapeutic options. A concise case-based review for testing pathologic diagnosis and clinical knowledge for each chapter is included for digital download online and in the e-book. Written by experienced clinicians at the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, as well as contributions from leading academicians throughout the country, this handbook is an essential resource for anyone diagnosing, treating, or managing patients with hematologic malignancy. KEY FEATURES: Contains clear prognostic and diagnostic tools (e.g., tables/flow diagrams/pathology images) with emphasis on key differential diagnoses and diagnostic dilemmas Easy to use treatment recommendations with bullet point format and key references. Discusses the future of patient management based on practice changing clinical trials Includes access to digitally downloadable case-based clinical scenarios and questions with high resolution pathology images linked to each individual chapter

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Phuc Van Pham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 303019857X
ISBN 13: 9783030198572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

This new series, based on a bi-annual conference and its topics, represents a major contribution to the emerging science of cancer research and regenerative medicine. Each volume brings together some of the most pre-eminent scientists working on cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention and regenerative medicine to share information on currently ongoing work which will help shape future therapies. These volumes are invaluable resources not only for already active researchers or clinicians but also for those entering these fields, plus those in industry. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is a proceedings volume which reflects papers presented at the 3rd bi-annual Innovations in Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Research conference; taken with its companion volume Stem Cells: Biology and Engineering it provides a complete overview of the papers from that meeting of international experts.

Handbook of Stem Cells

Handbook of Stem Cells
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1074
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123859433
ISBN 13: 9780123859433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Stem Cells Book Review:

New discoveries in the field of stem cells increasingly dominate the news and scientific literature revealing an avalanche of new knowledge and research tools that are producing therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. The Handbook of Stem Cells integrates this exciting area of life science, combining in two volumes the requisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells. Organized in two volumes entitled Pluripotent Stem Cells and Cell Biology and Adult and Fetal Stem Cells, this work contains contributions from the world’s experts in stem cell research to provide a description of the tools, methods, and experimental protocols needed to study and characterize stem cells and progenitor populations as well as a the latest information of what is known about each specific organ system. Provides comprehensive coverage on this highly topical subject Contains contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names in the field of stem cell research Companion website - http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123859426/ - contains over 250 color figures in presentation format

Brain Repair

Brain Repair
Author: Mathias Bähr
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2007-03-06
ISBN 10: 0387301283
ISBN 13: 9780387301280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Repair Book Review:

Brain Repair, addresses all relevant issues underlying the mechanisms of brain damage, brain plasticity and post-traumatic reorganisation after CNS lesions. This book is divided the three major sections that follow; cellular and molecular basis of brain repair, plasticity and reorganisation of neural networks, and experimental therapy strategies. Brain Repair is written by high profile, international experts who describe in detail the newest results from basic research and highlight new model systems, techniques and therapy approaches. Based on a careful analysis of the cellular and molecular reaction patterns of the CNS to lesions, the contributions cover possibilities for endogenous reorganisation and repair as well as exciting new therapies emerging from basic research, some of which have already been introduced into the clinics. Thus, this book is unique in bridging the gap between basic and clinical research. It will be a valuable tool for all students, researchers and clinicians interested in understanding the brain's capacity to cope with lesions and interested in learning about emerging new therapy concepts.

Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain
Author: John B. Arden, PhD
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN 10: 0470487291
ISBN 13: 9780470487297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rewire Your Brain Book Review:

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.

Principles of Gender Specific Medicine

Principles of Gender Specific Medicine
Author: Marianne J. Legato
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128035420
ISBN 13: 9780128035429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Gender Specific Medicine Book Review:

The announcement that we had decoded the human genome in 2000 ushered in a new and unique era in biomedical research and clinical medicine. This Third Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine focuses, as in the past two editions, on the essentials of sexual dimorphism in human physiology and pathophysiology, but emphasizes the latest information about molecular biology and genomic science in a variety of disciplines. Thus, this edition is a departure from the previous two; the editor solicited individual manuscripts from innovative scientists in a variety of fields rather than the traditional arrangement of sections devoted to the various subspecialties of medicine edited by section chiefs. Wherever it was available, these authors incorporated the latest information about the impact of the genome and the elements that modify its expression on human physiology and illness. All chapters progress translationally from basic science to the clinical applications of gender-specific therapy and suggest the most important topics for future investigation. This book is essential reading for all biomedical investigators and medical educators involved in gender-specific medicine. It will also be useful for primary care practitioners who need information about the importance of sex and gender in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. Outlines sex-specific differences in normal human function and explains the impact of age, hormones, and environment on the incidence and outcome of illness Reflects the latest information about the molecular basis of the sexual dimorphism in human physiology and the experience of disease Reviews the implications of our ever-improving ability to describe the genetic basis of vulnerability to disease and our capacity to alter the genome itself Illustrates the importance of new NIH guidelines that urge the inclusion of sex as a variable in research protocols

Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Svetlana Dambinova,Ronald L. Hayes,Kevin K. W. Wang
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1849733899
ISBN 13: 9781849733892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury Book Review:

Examines current and prospective biomarkers for assessment of traumatic brain injury using a multidisciplinary approach involving biochemistry, molecular biology and clinical chemistry.

Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine
Author: Michael Hehenberger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN 10: 9814613770
ISBN 13: 9789814613774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomedicine Book Review:

By covering the science, business, and societal impact of nanomedicine, this book makes a strong case for funding of basic research, for effective translation of scientific breakthroughs into clinical care of patients, and for close collaboration among all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. It covers the underlying science and technology of nanomedicine in detail to help understand the great promise of nanomedicine across all disease areas. Although rich and deep in content, the book attempts to introduce the topic of nanomedicine to a wide audience. Scientific jargon is avoided and advanced terms and concepts are explained from the ground up, whenever first introduced. The book defines nanomedicine in a broad sense, including diagnostic devices such as DNA sequencing and molecular imaging, and new therapeutic options based on targeted drug delivery, regenerative medicine, immunotherapeutics, the creation of implanted devices such as continuous glucose monitors and deep brain stimulators, and even the 3D printing of new human organs. It also covers the returns of investment in global scientific projects, such as the Human Genome Project, and the historic and emerging importance of philanthropic foundations.

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Gilson Khang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1440
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1315341026
ISBN 13: 9781315341026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Millions of patients suffer from end-stage organ failure or tissue loss annually, and the only solution might be organ and/or tissue transplantation. To avoid poor biocompatibility–related problems and donor organ shortage, however, around 20 years ago a new, hybridized method combining cells and biomaterials was introduced as an alternative to whole-organ and tissue transplantation for diseased, failing, or malfunctioning organs—regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. This handbook focuses on all aspects of intelligent scaffolds, from basic science to industry to clinical applications. Its 10 parts, illustrated throughout with excellent figures, cover stem cell engineering research, drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanodevices, and novel and natural biomaterials. The book can be used by advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students of stem cell and tissue engineering and researchers in macromolecular science, ceramics, metals for biomaterials, nanotechnology, chemistry, biology, and medicine, especially those interested in tissue engineering, stem cell engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Walter C. Low,Catherine M. Verfaillie
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9812775773
ISBN 13: 9789812775771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

The commercialization of biotechnology has resulted in an intensive search for new biological resources for the purposes of increasing food productivity, medicinal applications, energy production, and various other applications. Although biotechnology has produced many benefits for humanity, the exploitation of the planet's natural resources has also resulted in some undesirable consequences such as diminished species biodiversity, climate change, environmental contamination, and intellectual property right and patent concerns.This book discusses the role of biological, ecological, environmental, ethical, and economic issues in the interaction between biotechnology and biodiversity, using different contexts. No other book has discussed all of these issues in a comprehensive manner. Of special interest is their impact when biotechnology is shared between developed and developing countries, and the lack of recognition of the rights of indigenous populations and traditional farmers in developing countries by large multinational corporations.

Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies

Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies
Author: Borko Furht,Ankur Agarwal
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 1461484952
ISBN 13: 9781461484950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies Book Review:

This book equips readers to understand a complex range of healthcare products that are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. The first part of the book presents medical technologies such as medical information retrieval, tissue engineering techniques, 3D medical imaging, nanotechnology innovations in medicine, medical wireless sensor networks, and knowledge mining techniques in medicine. The second half of the book focuses on healthcare technologies including prediction hospital readmission risk, modeling e-health framework, personal Web in healthcare, security issues for medical records, and personalized services in healthcare. The contributors are leading world researchers who share their innovations, making this handbook the definitive resource on these topics. Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies is intended for a wide audience including academicians, designers, developers, researchers and advanced-level students. It is also valuable for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors within the medical and healthcare industries.

Integrative Pain Management

Integrative Pain Management
Author: Robert Alan Bonakdar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 0199315248
ISBN 13: 9780199315246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Pain Management Book Review:

Integrative Pain Management provides an overview of pain physiology, current conventional care options, an understanding of integrative medicine as it applies to pain management, the role of pain practitioners when working collaboratively, and the utilization of an expansive and patient-centered treatment model. This comprehensive guide written by experts in the field provides case examples of pain conditions, reviews common integrative treatments including physical therapy, behavioral strategies, and advanced procedures to maximize function and reduce pain, and extensive further reading resources. Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, this volume offers clinicians treating pain innovative and patient-centered tools for approaching their most difficult cases to improve their approach and outcomes. The book provides access to additional online content that supplements some of the integrative interventions discussed including videos of tai chi in pain management, a demonstration of motivational interviewing as practitioner empowerment, and figures including the STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) for spine care. Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle; it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. Series editor Andrew Weil, MD, is Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil's program was the first such academic program in the U.S., and its stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."

Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic

Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic
Author: Jeffrey Laurence,Pedro Baptista,Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2015-11-18
ISBN 10: 0128005521
ISBN 13: 9780128005521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic Book Review:

Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic reviews the current methodological tools and experimental approaches used by leading translational researchers, discussing the uses of regenerative medicine for different disease treatment areas, including cardiovascular disease, muscle regeneration, and regeneration of the bone and skin. Pedagogically, the book concentrates on the latest knowledge, laboratory techniques, and experimental approaches used by translational research leaders in this field. It promotes cross-disciplinary communication between the sub-specialties of medicine, but remains unified in theme by emphasizing recent innovations, critical barriers to progress, the new tools that are being used to overcome them, and specific areas of research that require additional study to advance the field as a whole. Volumes in the series include Translating Gene Therapy to the Clinic, Translating Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic, Translating MicroRNAs to the Clinic, Translating Biomarkers to the Clinic, and Translating Epigenetics to the Clinic. Encompasses the latest innovations and tools being used to develop regenerative medicine in the lab and clinic Covers the latest knowledge, laboratory techniques, and experimental approaches used by translational research leaders in this field Contains extensive pedagogical updates aiming to improve the education of translational researchers in this field Provides a transdisciplinary approach that supports cross-fertilization between different sub-specialties of medicine

Thermal Balance in Health and Disease

Thermal Balance in Health and Disease
Author: Eugen Zeisberger,Eduard Schönbaum,Peter Lomax
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3034874294
ISBN 13: 9783034874298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Balance in Health and Disease Book Review:

The German land of Hesse (Bundesland Hessen) is well known for its excellent wines (Rheinhessen), for its financial centre and for its airport (FrankfurtlMain). It is, unjustifiably, far less well known for its importance to thennoregulation. Within the small area of Bad Nauheim, Giessen and Marburg (in alphabetical order) a greater concentration of students of thenno regulation has been trained or worked or is working than probably in any other single area of Europe, if not the world. It is thus most appropriate to hold the Ninth International Symposium on the Pharmacology of Thennoregulation in Giessen, from August 7 to 12, 1994. The community of students of thennoregulation was extremely grateful that Professor Kurt Bruck and the lustus-Liebig-University of Giessen had extended this invitation. The same community was even more saddened that Kurt Bruck died on April 27, 1992 and thus could not participate in this event that had been planned to honour his achievements. As a small token of friendship and affection, the many friends of Kurt Bruck from all over the world who will participate in this event dedicate this symposium to the memory of Kurt Bruck. Another staunch friend, researcher of temperature regulation and supporter of this series of symposia died in October 1993: Professor Wilhelm Siegmund Feldberg. We feel fortunate to be able to start this volume with two brief infonnal and personal accounts of professors Bruck and Feldberg.

Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy

Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy
Author: Herbert B. Newton
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2005-12-19
ISBN 10: 9780080455938
ISBN 13: 008045593X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy Book Review:

Treatment of patients with a brain tumor remains one of the most challenging and difficult areas of modern oncology. Recent advances in the molecular biology of these neoplasms have improved our understanding of the malignant phenotype and have lead to the development of novel forms of chemotherapy, including “targeted agents. The Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy reviews the state-of-the-art of chemotherapy development and clinical treatment of patients with this devastating disease. Handbook of Brain Tumor Chemotherapy offers a unique cutting-edge compendium of basic science and clinical information on the subject of brain tumor chemotherapy, reviewing what has been accomplished thus far and how the field will continue to evolve with the development of more specific and efficacious chemotherapeutic agents. This book represents the most complete single-volume resource available for information on the subject of brain tumor chemotherapy. Provides the most up to date information regarding conventional forms of cytotoxic chemotherapy, as well as the basic science and clinical application of molecular therapeutics, for the treatment of brain tumors Broadly appeals to anyone interested in the field of Neuro-Oncology and in the treatment of patients with brain tumors Useful to clinicians interested in a thorough overview of the use of chemotherapy in patients with a broad range of brain tumors as well as serving as a source of background information to basic scientists and pharmaceutical researchers with an interest in the molecular therapeutics of brain tumors