Table of Contents

Epidemiology and risk factors.
Molecular pathogenesis.
Cellular origins of malignant glioma: the cancer stem cell polemic.
Principles of supportive care.
Principles of clinical trial design and response assessment.
Complications of therapy.
Neuropsychological function and quality of life.
Low-grade gliomas.
High-grade astrocytomas.
Anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and mixed gliomas.
Uncommon gliomas in adults: brainstem gliomas, pilocytic astrocytomas, and pleomorphic xanthastrocytomas.
Pediatric tumors.
Primary central nervous system lymphoma.
Pituitary adenomas.
Vestibular schwannomas.
Pineal region tumors.
Genetic syndromes.
Rare tumors.
Spinal tumors.