Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

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Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

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  • Chad A. Noggle PhD, ABN
  • Raymond S. Dean PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN
  • Thomas Tarter MD
  • Gary Johnson MD
  • Rhonda Johnson PhD

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This book, in both its direct and indirect inferences, points to the need for disease-specific neurocognitive methods in broadly occurring CNS and non-CNS cancers... All in all, this is a beautifully conceptualized book that should be on the bookshelves of many specialists who work in the very challenging field of Oncology."--Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Interest in the neurocognitive and sensory impairments resulting from many cancers and their interventions has grown considerably over the past decades as an important aspect of quality of life issues for cancer patients and survivors. The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology features current findings on the neuropsychological effects of these cancers and their treatments along with the most promising neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions available to mitigate these deficits. This edited volume, part of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series, bridges the gap between the knowledge of neuropsychologists, who are grounded in the biological and physiological bases of cognition and behavior but not in pathology, and that of oncologists, who often lack expertise in the neuropsychological aspects of cancer.

This text first addresses the biological components and medical care of these cancers, and issues relating to bioimaging. It then discusses the neurological impact of these cancers as they affect different functions, such as memory, learning, and sensory-motor ability, as well as discusses the effects of childhood cancers on neurological development. State-of-the-art neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions are considered, including neuropsychological/cognitive rehabilitation and habituation, pharmacological interventions, and collaborative medical practices. This text is a unique and timely resource for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists, oncologists, oncology nurses, and neurorehabilitation professionals.

Key Features:

  • Bridges the gap of knowledge between neuropsychologists and oncologists
  • Explores the most current research on the neuropsychological effects of various cancers and their treatments
  • Provides state-of-the-art information on promising neuropsychological and behavioral√±health interventions for impairments created by cancers and their treatments
  • Represents a collaboration between some of the foremost scholars and practitioners in neuropsychology and oncology

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 17, 2012
  • Page Count 488
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108173
  • EISBN 9780826106940

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Table of Contents 

Section I: Biological Components, Medical Care, and Special Considerations

Chapter 1: Neuropsychology and Cancer
Chapter 2: Foundations of Oncology and Cancer
Chapter 3: Cancers of the Urological System
Chapter 4: Breast Cancer
Chapter 5: Gynecological Cancers
Chapter 6: Colorectal Cancers
Chapter 7: Head and Neck Cancers
Chapter 8: Lung and Medialstinum Cancers
Chapter 9: Melanoma & Skin Cancer
Chapter 10: Blood-based and other Cancers
Chapter 11: Musculoskeletal Cancers
Chapter 12: Comorbid Medical Issues
Chapter 13: Medical Oncology
Chapter 14: Radiation Oncology
Chapter 15: Cancers of Childhood: Biology and Forms
Chapter 16: Brain Metastases and Tumors
Chapter 17: Neuroimaging in Cancer

Section II: Neuropsychological Impact

Chapter 18: Attention and Executive Functioning
Chapter 19: Memory and Learning
Chapter 20: Language Functioning
Chapter 21: Visuospatial Functioning
Chapter 22: Sensory-Motor Functioning
Chapter 23: Emotional, Behavioral and Social Functioning
Chapter 24: Childhood Cancers: Neurological Development and Integrity