An Introduction to Neuro-Oncology
Neuro-oncology is a rapidly evolving field, encompassing the diagnosis and management of primary and metastatic tumours of the central nervous system and complications of systemic cancers or cancer treatment. Advances in neuroimaging have allowed accurate screening for intracranial disease at initial cancer diagnosis, precise targeting of intracranial lesions during treatment and differentiation of treatment effects from disease progression by incorporating functional imaging. Other recent advances include tumour treating fields; hippocampal avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT); WBRT with memantine; use of artificial intelligence together with stereotactic radiotherapy; and systemically delivered immunotherapies, including vaccines and immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Expert video highlights and insights from the conference hub and comprehensive peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio provide updates on the ever-changing landscape.
Glioblastoma Treatment and Bevacizumab
Dr. Annick Desjardins of Duke University discusses the retrospective focus on glioblastoma treatment and the use of bevacizumab.
Why the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis Matters to Childhood Medulloblastoma
Why the Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis matters to patients with childhood medulloblastoma This presentation will outline the clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathobiology and current best treatment and outcomes of the most common mailgnant childhood brain tumour medulloblastoma. It will also illustrate the application of the cancer stem cell hypothesis to this tumour and will outline novel […]
Malignant brain tumours and genetically engineered mice models
Ways in which mice can be used to investigate the causes of malignant brain tumours.
Neuro-Oncology: New Hope for Brain Tumor Patients
Dr. Wendy Sherman, a fellowship-trained, board-certified neuro-oncologist with Spectrum Health Medical Group, explains some of the unique challenges involved with caring for and treating brain tumor patients. She, along with the Brain & Spine Tumor Center team, provides the latest, most comprehensive approaches to care focused on maintaining a patient’s quality of life.
Gamma Knife Treatment for Brain Tumours
Drs. Normand Laperriere and Mojgan Hodaie who work closely with brain tumour patients at Ontario’s only Gamma Knife centre.
Adjuvant Everolimus on Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Liver
Steven Libutti, MD, discusses a Phase II study that examines the effectiveness of adjuvant everolimus on metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors of the liver.
Brain Tumors: Choosing the Right Treatment Option
Brain Tumors: Choosing the Right Treatment Option and Neurosurgical Team.
New metronomic approach to neuroblastoma
Prof Berthold (University Hospital Köln, Köln, Germany) alks to ecancertv at the Metronomic Chemotherapy Meeting in Milan about the use of metronomic therapy in treating children with neuroblastoma.
Primary Central Nervous System Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma is an Unusual Brain Tumour
European Oncology & Haematology, 2014;10(1):48–50 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOH.2014.10.1.48
Case Presentation A 64-year-old male presented with a 1-month history of progressively worsening headaches. He had no other central neurological symptoms, including ocular symptoms, and examination of the central and peripheral nervous system was normal. Physical examination did not reveal lymphadenopathy or organomegaly and was normal for all systems examined. No constitutional symptoms such as […]
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