Ependymomas: Prognostic Factors, Treatment Strategies and Clinical Outcomes

Raquel Fowler

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000

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This book provides research on ependymomas, a rare brain tumor that arises from the ependymal cells of the intra-ventricular central nervous system (CNS) parenchyma with a propensity to affect both children and adults. Ependymomas account for only 1.9% of all primary brain and CNS tumors. Chapter One discusses the prognosis and outcomes in patients with ependymal tumors. Chapter Two investigates the effects of gender, age, race, tumor grade, and treatment on clinical outcomes of ependymoma diagnosed patients. Chapter Three examines survival rates, and prognostic factors. Chapter Four contains a contemporary review of the literature and an evidence-based systematic review about intraspinal ependymomas (ISE). Chapter Five reviews literature on ependymal neoplasms arising in the setting of hereditary tumor syndromes. Chapter Six discusses the current management of pediatric ependymomas and examines evolving biological data.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1
Prognosis and Outcomes in Ependymal Tumors
(Nicholas R. Metrus, and David Cachia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Houston, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 2
Prognostication, Treatment Strategies, and Clinical Outcomes in Ependymoma Diagnosed Patients
(Damir Nizamutdinov, Kevin C. Graf, Samantha Dayawansa, Batool Kirmani, Erxi Wu, Jason H. Huang, and Ekokobe Fonkem, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 3
On the Anaplastic Variant of Ependymoma
(Davide Schiffer, Laura Annovazzi & Marta Mellai, Research Center / Policlinico di Monza Foundation, Vercelli, Italy)

Chapter 4
Intramedullary and Myxopapillary Ependymomas: An Evidence-Based Approach
(Nicandro Figueiredo, and Sergio Castelo B.F. Santana, Spinal Neurosurgeon, Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Dubai, UAE; Honorary Fellow, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (2011-2015); Professor, Medical School, Federal University of Mato Grosso and University of Cuiaba, Cuiaba, MT, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5
Ependymomas Arising in the Setting of Hereditary Tumor Syndromes
(Rachel A. Wilson, Brigid E. Prayson, and Richard A. Prayson, John Carroll University and Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA)

Chapter 6
Ependymoma in Children: Current Treatment Strategies and Evolving Molecular Biology
(Soumen Khatua, Associate Professor, Section Chief, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program, Children's Cancer Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA)

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