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March 1973

The Experimental Biology of Brain Tumors.

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USA Washington, DC


Edited by Wolff M. Kirsch, MD; Enrica Grossi-Paoletti, PhD; and Pietro Paoletti, MD. Price, $42. Pp 667. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1971.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(3):474. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320090164040

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Malignant gliomas continue to fill the surgeons' operating schedule; they are still one of the most common brain tumors seen in practice. However, in spite of surgical advances the prognosis of this group of neoplasms remains poor. This fact alone provides impetus for studies of these neoplasms on the molecular level. This is done in an attempt to understand their biology and hopefully thereby to be better equipped to treat them. Such is the basis for The Experimental Biology of Brain Tumors.

With the relative lack of organized information on this subject, this book assumes a major role in furthering understanding and treatment of such lesions. The list of contributions is impressive, and the subject matter is generally treated in an organized, comprehensive manner. Early chapters deal with the different experimental preparations of brain tumors available for study, both in vitro and in vivo. This is followed by a discussion

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