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Bulletin du Cancer


Current developments in neuro-oncology Volume 89, issue 1, Janvier 2002

Service neurologie, Fédération Mazarin, hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47, bd de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris.

This paper summarizes the recent advances in the field of neuro-oncology. Improvement in the surgical procedures and radiosurgery, correlation between genetic alteration and the chemosensitivity of some primary brain tumors, definition of optimal therapeutic regimen in primary central nervous system lymphoma and better insights in the physiopathology of paraneoplastic syndrome represent the most significant contribution in the field over the past three years.