WEBSITES : BRAIN TUMOURS |
Useful Websites related to Brain Tumors 1.
The WHO 2000 Classification of Brain (CNS) Tumors at http://rad.usuhs.mil/rad/who/who-index.html
is created and maintained by James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D., and made available
as a service to the Public from Department of Radiology at Uniformed Services
University at Bethesda, MD. Besides educative material titled Brain Lesion Locator
is on offer which illustratively describes tumors based on location or shape of
lesions with their diagnosis/differential diagnosis.
new WHO Classification of Tumors affecting the Central Nervous System is available
Written by Stephen B. Tatter, M.D., Ph.D. the material takes in Neuroepithelial,
Non-neuroepithelial tumors, Astrocytic lineage tumor grading systems and References
and Links to information on tumors
3. E Medicine is considered as the largest, multiauthored clinical
knowledge base, an effort arising from a collaboration of nearly 10,000 physician
authors and editors, contributing to 7000 diseases and disorders. A comprehensive
list of Neuro-oncology Articles from EMedicine is available at http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/NEUROONCOLOGY.htm.
The material covers Benign Skull Tumors, Brainstem Gliomas, Glioblastoma Multiforme,
Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis, Low-Grade Astrocytoma, Meningioma, Pituitary Tumors,
Primary CNS Lymphoma and so on.
A Primer Of Brain Tumors at http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/ABTA/primer.htm
is essentially the 5th edition of the patient's reference manual from the American
Brain Tumor Association, Des Plaines, Illinois . The contents comprise 8 sections
commencing with What is a brain tumor? and ending with Figures. Besides this,
there is a Dictionary for Brain Tumor Patients available at http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/abta/diction.htm.
5. The Fox Chase - Temple Joint Program in Neuro-oncology is
offered by Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center located at Philadelphia.
This portal which is available at http://www.neuro-oncology.org/
focuses on brain tumors. The material covered includes Astrocytoma, Ependymoma,
Acoustic neuroma, Glioblastoma, Oligodendroglioma, Mixed Gliomas, Meningioma,
Primary CNS Lymphoma, Pilocytic astrocytoma to name a few.
A short compendium on Brain Tumor is available at http://nanonline.org/nandistance/mtbi/NeuroIll/tumor/tumor.html.
The material takes in a range of tumors such as Angiomatosis, Astrocytoma, Craniopharyngioma,
Dermoid Cyst, Ependymoma, Lymphoma, Meningioma, Metastases, Neurofibromato anteromedially
a few conditions.
7. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
section on CNS Neoplasms is available at http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/section14/chapter177/177a.htm.
The material covers topics such as Intracranial Neoplasms, Benign Intracranial
Hypertension, Spinal Cord Neoplasms, CNS Paraneoplastic Syndromes and Radiation
Injury Of The Nervous System.
Brain Tumor at http://www.brain-tumor.com/
has a variety of material on Brain tumors. There are comprehensive sections on
Terminology of Brain Tumors, Types of Brain Tumors, Radiosurgery, Surgery, Radiotherapy
and Radiobiology. Also on offer are a Brain tumor Database, Brain Tumor Discussion
Board and Brain Tumor Library.
9. OncoLink is a portal
focusing on cancer-related information from the University of Pennsylvania. OncoLink
offers comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates and news
about research advances. The site available at http://cancer.med.upenn.edu/types/index.cfm
provides in depth information of regional cancers.
10. A comprehensive
section on Brain tumors is available at http://neuro.psyc.memphis.edu/NeuroPsyc/np-dx-tumor.htm.
The material is a part of a Webportal titled the Neuropsychology & Behavioral
Neuroscience created by C J Long with support from University of Memphis (UM)
and American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN). Besides this section
on tumor, there are sections on Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology, Neuropathology,
Issues on function and localisation.
set of links on tumors of brain is accessible at http://www.cancerhelponline.org/brain_cancer.htm.
Available from Cancer Help Online, this site provides a comprehensive overview
of online resources for cancer and links to thousands of the key cancer related
web sites world wide.
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