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RADIOLOGY WEBSITES : BRAIN TUMOURS

Few 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 at http://rad.usuhs.mil/rad/location/location_frame.html, is on offer which illustratively describes tumors based on location or shape of lesions with their diagnosis/differential diagnosis.

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The new WHO Classification of Tumors affecting the Central Nervous System is available at http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/newwhobt.htm. 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

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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.

4. 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.

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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.

6. 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.

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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.

8. 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.

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A large 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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