Clinically focused and designed to provide a to-the-point overview, Glioblastoma , by Drs. Steven Brem and Kalil G. Abdullah, brings you up to date with increased understanding, new treatment protocols, and recent advances in the field. Written by contributing specialists who are global experts in their respective areas, this one-stop reference provides neurosurgeons, medical-and-radiation oncologists, neuro-oncologists, neuropathologists, internal medicine physicians, and researchers with a dependable source of information on current treatment options, tumor recurrence, and patient care.
- Evidence for current treatment options for de novo and recurrent glioblastoma, indications for local and topical therapies, immunotherapy, gene therapy, nanotherapy, small-molecule inhibition, electric tumor treating field stimulation, and antiangiogenic therapies and the role of Avastin.
- Recent advances relating to tumor resection , such as stereotactic laser ablation, diffusion tensor imaging, and fluorescent markers.
- Prognostic molecular and genetic markers and the impact of gene mutations on survival, as well as controversies relating to pseudo-progression.
- Lessons learned from unsuccessful interventions, as well as the most promising aspects of future glioblastoma research and treatment.
Table of Contents
Part I: Disease Origins and Context
- The Story of Glioblastoma: History and Modern Correlates
- Epidemiology of Glioblastoma and Trends in Glioblastoma Survivorship
- The Molecular Pathogenesis of Glioblastoma
- Diagnostic, Prognostic, and Predictive Biomarkers for Adult and Pediatric Gliomas in Clinical Practice
- Multimodality Targeting of Glioma Cells Part II: Standards of Medical and Surgical Treatment
- Current Standards of Care in Glioblastoma Therapy
- Radiographic Detection and Advanced Imaging of Glioblastoma
- Principles and Tenets of Radiation Treatment in
- Chemotherapeutics and Their Efficacy
- Anti-angiogenic Therapy for Glioblastoma
- Recurrent Glioblastoma
- Principles of Surgical Treatment
- Awake Craniotomy for Glioblastoma
- Intraoperative Imaging of Glioblastoma
- Minimally Invasive Targeted Therapy for Glioblastoma Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
- Local and Topical Treatment of Glioblastoma
- Tumor Treating Electric Fields for Glioblastoma Part III: Scientific Advances, Future Directions, and Socioeconomic Considerations
- Brain Plasticity and Reorganization Before, During, and After Glioma Reseaction
- Genetically modified T-cell therapy for glioblastoma
- Early Detection of Glioblastoma
- Health-Related Quality of Life and Neurocognitive Functioning after Glioblastoma Treatment
- Socioeconomics and Survival
- National and Global Economic Implications of Glioblastoma
- Lessons Learned: Clinical Trials and Other Interventions for Glioblastoma