edited by W. K. A. Yung, 194 pp with illus, $30, London, England, Bailliere-Tindall, 1996.
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Gliomas are of interest to a wide variety of health professionals in areas ranging from biochemical and cellular biology to health management and economics. The incidence of cerebral gliomas is increasing, their diagnosis is most readily made, and therapeutic venues are much enlarged, but the prognosis continues to be poor. Writing a monograph on cerebral gliomas is necessarily a challenging task, and this volume has sufficient merit to become an updated source on the subject. Yung edited the 10 chapters, a product of the collaborative work of 21 international clinicians and researchers.
The book has 2 main parts. The first 4 chapters deal with the nature of gliomas and the following 6 with the impact of therapeutic modalities on the neoplasms. Having more contributors than chapters is a source of both strengths and weaknesses. On the one hand, the book is enriched by the perspectives and experiences of different contributors,
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