Brain Tumors: Finding the Ark. Meeting the Challenges of Treatment Choices, Side Effects, Childrens Issues, Healthcare Costs and Long Term adjustment

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In this sequel to Brain Tumors: Leaving the Garden of Eden, Dr. Paul continues to guide you through the brain tumor minefield so you have the best chances for quality survival. Here are the key answers to questions about medications, side effects and late effects of treatment, insurance, Medicare & HMOs, clinical trials, heredity, brain tumors in children, Complementary and Alternative Medicines & Lists of 250 major brain tumor treatment centers worldwide (30 blk-and-white illustrations , 350 websites and other resources to contact.)

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Paul M. Zeltzer, MD is a board-certified physician in Hematology and Oncology. He has held Professorships in Pediatrics at The University of Texas at San Antonio (1978-86), University of Southern California (1986-90), University of California at Irvine (1993-1998) and is now Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery ,University of California at Los Angeles (2005 - current). He has directed clinical investigations for leukemia and brain tumors with National Cancer Institute- sponsored clinical trials, as well as editing two major text books in Oncology and Neurooncology. His CV consists of over 130 publications studying molecular biology, treatment results, and long term outcomes of cancer. Dr. Zeltzer has been Medical Director, Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc..(2005-2006) There he developed protocols for Phase 3 studies of Dendritic cell vaccines, communicated frequently with the FDA and clinical trials unit, and made over 100 presentations to Venture Capital groups (C.E. Unterberg-Towbin, NY). Dr. Zeltzer is an advisor to 5 major brain tumor Foundations and web sites. He is an inventor and has one approved US patent: System and Method for Storing Information on a Wireless Device. The GoMed Application (US patent 6,970,827B2 11-10-2005). He most recently completed two books for the lay public: Brain Tumors: Leaving the Garden of Eden. (2004); and Brain Tumors: Finding the Ark (2006). www.survivingbraincancer.com He has given medical advice to several Television series including: The Bold Ones (1969-70) and SCRUBS (2002-2005).

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Two most helpful chapters deal with children's brain tumors and navigation of healthcare system:HMOs, Medicare,Medicaid, Social Security Disability --Beth Hill, Univ. of Idaho Lib., Moscow 2006

gives parents true head-start to have credible info.I have been there as a desperate parent hungry for information. --Antonia Ithurralde. America's Baby Cancer Foundation,

Zeltzer empowers patients stressing importance of being informed, unafraid to ask questions, doing research - --Beth Hill, Univ. of Idaho Library (Library Journal 2006]

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