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Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128217368

Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors

1st Edition

Authors: Jahangir Moini Nicholas Avgeropoulos Mohtashem Samsam
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128217368
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 600
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Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors provides a single volume resource on imaging methods and neuroepidemiology of both brain and spinal tumors. The book covers a variety of imaging techniques, including computed tomography (CT), MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), and other laboratory tests used in diagnosis and treatment. Detailed epidemiology, various imaging methods, and clinical considerations of tumors of the CNS make this an ideal reference for users who will also find diverse information about structures and functions, cytology, epidemiology (including molecular epidemiology), diagnosis and treatment.

This book is appropriate for neuroscience researchers, medical professionals and anyone interested in a complete guide to visualizing and understanding CNS tumors.

Key Features

  • Provides the most up-to-date information surrounding the epidemiology, biology and imaging techniques for brain and spinal tumors, including CT, MRI, PET, and others
  • Includes full color figures, photos, tables, graphs and radioimaging
  • Contains information that will be valuable to anyone interested in the field of neurooncology and the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors
  • Serves as a source of background information for basic scientists and pharmaceutical researchers who have an interest in imaging and treatment


Graduate and postgraduate students, neuroscientists, neurologists, oncologists, biologists

Table of Contents

Part I: Structure, Function, and Development
1. Anatomy and Physiology
2. Cytology of the Nervous System
3. Embryology

Part II: Epidemiology
4. Global Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors (in Comparison with Other Cancers)
5. Prevalence and Incidence in Epidemiology

Part III: Classifications of Tumors
6. Astrocytoma
7. Glioblastoma
8. Oligodendroglioma
9. Ependymal Tumors
10. Schwannoma
11. Neurofibroma
12. Meningioma
13. Choroid Plexus Tumors
14. Mesenchymal Tumors
15. Pituitary Tumors
16. Pineal Parenchymal Tumors
17. Melanocytic Tumors
18. Primary Lymphoma of the Brain
19. Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
20. Turcot Syndrome
21. Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
22. Cowden Syndrome
23. Tuberous Sclerosis
24. Brain Tumors in Children
25. Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
26. Metastatic Tumors
27. Spinal Cord Tumors
28. Rare Brain Tumors


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About the Authors

Jahangir Moini

Dr. Moini was assistant professor at Tehran University, Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, for nine years. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. For 15 years, he was the Director of Science and Health for Everest University in Melbourne FL. He was also a Professor of Science and Health at Everest for a total of 24 years. For 6 years, he was a Professor of Science and Health at Eastern Florida State College, but is now retired. Dr. Moini has been actively teaching for 39 years, and for 20 years, has been an international author of 41 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Science and Health (retired), Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay, FL, USA

Nicholas Avgeropoulos

Dr. Avgeropoulos is the co-director of the brain and spine tumor program at Orlando Health / UF Health Cancer Center. His specialties are in neuro-oncology and cancer neurology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-director, Brain and Spine Tumor Program, Orlando Health / UF Health Cancer Center

Mohtashem Samsam

Dr. Mohtashem Samsam is a former Professor of Medicine and a faculty at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He is currently the director and also a professor at Advent Health University in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Samsam studied medicine in the English language program of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, in Szeged, Hungary (1991- 1996) and received his PhD from Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2002. He completed his post-doc studies in Wuerzburg University, Germany (1999- 2002).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Professor at Advent Health University in Orlando, Florida

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