TY - CHAP A1 - Satoshi Utsuki A2 - Hidehiro Oka A3 - Kiyotaka Fujii A4 - Norio Miyoshi A5 - Masahiro Ishizuka A6 - Kiwamu Takahashi A7 - Katsushi Inoue ED1 - Terry Lichtor Y1 - 2013-02-27 PY - 2013 T1 - Porphyrin Synthesis from 5-Aminolevulinic Acid in Patients with Glioma N2 - A dramatic increase in knowledge regarding the molecular biology of brain tumors has been established over the past few years. In particular recent new avenues regarding the role of stem cells and microRNAs along with further understanding of the importance of angiogenesis, immunotherapy and explanations for the resistance of the tumors to chemotherapeutic agents and radiation therapy has been developed. It is hopeful that this new information will lead to efficacious treatment strategies for these tumors which remain a challenge. In this book a review of the latest information on these topics along with a variety of new therapeutic treatment strategies with an emphasis on molecular targeted therapies is provided. BT - Evolution of the Molecular Biology of Brain Tumors and the Therapeutic Implications SP - Ch. 13 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/51482 DO - 10.5772/51482 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -