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Brain Tumor: Research and Therapy by Wolfgang Wechsler, Guido Reifenberger (auth.), Masakatsu

By Wolfgang Wechsler, Guido Reifenberger (auth.), Masakatsu Nagai M.D., Ph.D. (eds.)

The name of this monograph, mind Tumor examine and remedy, is the identify of the convention itself, which had its inaugural assembly within the usa in 1975 andhas for the reason that advanced to the foreign scale. In Japan, the 1st convention ofits style used to be equipped through Dr. Takao Hoshino and me and was once held at Nikko in 1980, for that reason its identify, the Nikko convention on mind Tumor learn and treatment. although it all started as a small, closed assembly, the convention has grown significantly, and in 1992 it was once reorganized because the eastern convention on mind Tumor examine and treatment and used to be opened to all neurosurgeons and neuropathologists drawn to the examine of mind tumor difficulties and who're engaging during this box. the most goal of the convention on mind Tumor examine and remedy is the candid and educated dialogue of the main updated advancements in easy re­ seek and medical therapy of mind tumors. The third jap convention on mind Tumor examine and remedy was once held at Nasu (Tochigi Prefecture), Japan, in No­ vember 1994. It was once a very good honor to welcome many special visitors from over­ seas who kindly attended each one consultation and made worthy contributions.

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Radiation therapy (32-52 Gy) was given postoperatively. Tumor recurrence was recognized after 9-70 months. Second tumor removal was performed in three patients with localized recurrence. Chemotherapy using a combination of cis-diaminedichloroplatinum (II), cis-diamine [I, 1-cyclobutanedicarboxylato ]-platinum, methyl-6- [3-(2-chloroethyl)-3nitrosoureido ]-6-deoxy-a-D-glucopyranoside, etoposide (VP-16), and interferon-~, plus conventional radiotherapy or y-knife surgery, was given. Five patients have since died, and two are still alive.

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