Current Medical and Surgical Perspectives on Tumors of the Pediatric Nervous System

New York, NY, August 02, 2013 --( "Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System," Second Edition, recently published by Thieme, provides readers with both medical management and surgical perspectives on the clinical, pathological, and radiological diagnoses and treatment of pediatric central nervous system tumors. Over 3,000 new cases of childhood primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and the five-year survival rate for children diagnosed with malignant brain tumors is only 32%, with 4 out of 10 children dying of their disease within three years of diagnosis. This new edition includes complete coverage of the latest diagnostic and management techniques, state-of-the-art technologies, and trends in the surgical treatment of pediatric tumors.

Praise for the first edition:
"A superb overview ... each chapter is well written and concise ... provides a succinct summary of the clinical, radiological, and pathological features of each tumor ... a useful reference for the treatment of pediatric central nervous system tumors." -- "Journal of Neurosurgery"

Neurosurgeons, pediatric and radiation oncologists, and pediatricians caring for patients with tumors of the central nervous system will find this book to be an essential resource that they will repeatedly consult as they strive to enhance patient care.

Keating et al.
Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2013
576 pp, 492 illustrations; Hardback
ISBN: 9781604065466
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781604065473

About the Authors

Robert F. Keating, MD, is Professor and Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., USA.

James Tait Goodrich, MD, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Clinical Pediatrics, and Clinical Surgery, Leo M. Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA.

Roger J. Packer, MD, is Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine; Director, Brain Tumor Institute; Director, Daniel and Jennifer Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute; and Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR), Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., USA.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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