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Cancer of the Skin offers a comprehensive overview of skin cancer from the underlying biology to the clinical features of the disease, diagnosis and therapy. The book has been created by a multi-disciplinary, international team of some of the world's leading experts on this important topic.
Containing over 500 full color images, Cancer of the Skin focuses in particular on the importance of early diagnosis and the use of new treatment therapies. Each copy of the book also contains a CR-ROM which features all of the illustrations from the text which can be used as slide images for presentations.
An essential purchase for any doctor diagnosing and treating skin cancer, but particularly aimed at dermatologists, oncologists and surgeons, Cancer of the Skin is an invaluable resource.

• CD-ROM is included and contains all of the book's 800+ color images.
• International and Multi-disciplinary editor and contributor team reflect multi-disciplinary approach to skin cancer treatment and worldwide best practices.
• Provides a broad-based, comprehensive reference to all aspects of skin cancer, from the underlying biology to clinical manifestations of disease and diagnosis and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721605449
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Pages: 728
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.51(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Basic Skin Cancer Biology and Epidemiology

1 Biology of Skin Cancer - Isaiah Fidler
2 Genetic Basis of Skin Cancer - Steven S Fakharzadeh
3 The Biology of the Melanocyte – Julie V Schaffer & Jean Bolognia
4 Epidemiology of Skin Cancer – Melody J Eide & Martin A Weinstock
5 Etiological Factors in Skin Cancers: Environmental and Biological – Noah Scheinfeld & Vincent A DeLeo
6 Photoprotection for Skin Cancer Prevention - Mark F Naylor & Darrell S Rigel
7 The Importance of Primary and Secondary Prevention Programs for Skin Cancer - June K Robinson

Part Two: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

8 Precursors of Keratinocytic Epidermal Malignancies - Jeffrey P Callen
9 Basal Cell Carcinoma – John Maize & Pearon G Lang
10 Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Tri H Nguyen & Jaeyoung Joon
11 Bowenoid Papulosis – Marti Jill Rothe & Jane M Grant-Kels
12 Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis - Stefania Jablonska & Slavomir Majewski

Part Three: Melanoma

13 The Many Faces of Melanoma – Darrell S Rigel
14 The Importance of Early Detection - Physician & Self Examination - Robert J Friedman
15 Factors Influencing Survival in Melanoma Patients – Benjamin A Solky, Hensin Tsao & Arthur J Sober
16 Dysplastic Nevi - Thomas G Salopek & Robert J Friedman
17 Congenital Nevi - Ashraf A Marghoob
18 Pathology of Melanoma: New Concepts - Clay J Cockerell
19 Management of the Patient with Melanoma – Carol Huang & Allan C Halpern
20 Pregnancy and Melanoma - Caron M Grin & Marcia S Driscoll
21 Genetic Testing for Melanoma – Sancy Leachman

Part Four: Other Cancers of the Skin and related issues

22 Adnexal Cancers of the Skin – Rebecca Lintner & Babar Rao
23 Paget’s Disease – George Niedt
24 Sarcoma of the Skin - David Guillen
25 Merkel Cell Carcinoma – Gina Taylor, Darren Mollick & Edward R Heilman
26 Vascular Neoplasms - Thomas Brenn, Phillip McKee & Martin Mihm
27 Cutaneous Neoplasms Associated with AIDS - Alvin Friedman-Kien & clay J Cockerell
28 Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas (Mycosis Fungiodes) - Ken Hymes
29 Genetic Disorders Predisposing to Malignancy - Karina Gritsenko & Mark Lebwohl
30 Internal Cancers Metastatic to the Skin - Bruce H Thiers, Jeffrey P Callen & Leander Cannick
31 Spitz Nevi - Les Rosen & Ed Heilman
32 Keratoacanthoma - Molly Chartier, Marti Jill Rothe & Jane Grant-Kels
33 Pseudolymphoma of the Skin - Helmut Kerl & Lorenzo Cerroni
34 Cutaneous Carcinogenesis Related to Dermatologic Therapy – Eric Berkowitz & Mark Lebwohl

Part Five: New Approaches to Diagnosis

35 Epiluminescence Microscopy in Melanoma - Giuseppe Argenziano, Iris Zalaudek & Robert H Johr
36 Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Skin Cancer – Steven Q Wang, Harold Rabinovitz & Margaret Oliviero
37 ConFocal Microscopy – Salvador Gonzalez, Agniesszka Niemeyer & Abel Torres

Part Six: Therapeutic Considerations in the Management of Patients with Cancer of the Skin

38 Biopsy Techniques - Ken K Lee & Annalisa Gorman & Neil A Swanson
39 Curettage and Electrodessication - Glenn D Goldman
40 Cryosurgery - Gloria Graham & Christopher M Scott
41 Immune Response Modulators in the Treatment of Skin Cancer - Brian Berman & Adriana M Villa
42 Photodynamic Therapy in Skin Cancer - Colin A Morton
43 Laser Surgery in Skin Cancer Therapy – Laurie Jacobsen & Roy G Geronemus
44 Mohs Microsurgery for Skin Cancer - David Brodland & Greg Bricca
45 Surgical Excision for Skin Cancer – Daihung Do & Gary S Rogers
46 Lymph Node Surgery in Skin Cancer - Douglas R Reintgen, James Jakub & Solange Pendas
47 Reconstructive Surgery for Skin Cancer - Shan Baker
48 Radiotherapy for Skin Cancer - Jay S Cooper
49 Vaccine Therapy for melanoma - Jean-Claude Bystryn
50 Topical Chemotherapy - Roger I Ceilley
51 Skin Cancer in the Transplant Patient - John A Carucci
52 Adjuvant therapy with interferon - Stergios Moschos & John Kirkwood
53 Treatment of disseminated skin cancer - Andrew Pippas & Douglas R Reintgen

Part Seven: Other Aspects of Skin Cancer

54 Skin cancer effects of tanning salons - James M Spencer
55 Photographic documentation in skin cancer - William Slue
56 Medical Legal Aspects of Skin Cancer Patients - Abel Torres

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There are more skin cancers than all other cancers combined in the US! For that reason alone, there is a critical need to have a text that comprehensively presents this topic. CANCER OF THE SKIN fills that need and more. All aspects of this cancer from diagnosis to treatment are fully reviewed. Of particular help was the atlas chapter on 'The Many Faces of Melanoma' showing common and unusual presenations. A must for anyone interested in skin cancer!