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Progress in Skin Cancer Research (Horizons in Cancer Research, Volume 30)
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Authors: V.L. Heinz 
Book Description:
Three types of skin cancer account for nearly 100% of all diagnosed cases. Each of these three cancers begins in a different type of cell within the skin, and each cancer is named for the type of cell in which it begins. Skin cancers are divided into one of two classes - nonmelanoma skin cancers and melanoma. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. The different types of skin cancer are: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC); Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC); Melanoma. All other skin cancers combined account for less than 1% of diagnosed cases. These are classified as nonmelanoma skin cancers and include Merkel cell carcinoma, dermatofibromasarcoma protuberans, Paget’s disease and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This new book examines the latest research in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Novel Therapeutic Strategy for the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma; pp. 1-26
(Riichiro Abe, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan and Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan)

Chapter 2. Childhood Melanoma; pp. 27-40
(Andrea Ferrari et al., Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Italy)

Chapter 3. The Incidence of Melanocytic Naevi (Moles) in Young Children; pp. 41-64
(Simone L. Harrison and Robert Maclennan, James Cook University, Australia)

Chapter 4. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Clinically Node-Negative Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma: Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications; pp. 65-85
(Marco Gipponi et al., National Cancer Research Institute of Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 5. Preliminary Results of a Melanoma Referral Center on the Trends in Malignant Melanoma in Turkey; pp. 87-103
(O. Ošuz et al., Istanbul University, Turkey)

Chapter 6. Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression in Melanoma Progression: The Staging System of the Future?; pp. 105-124
(M.D. Pacifico et al., Mount Vernon Hospital, UK)

Chapter 7. Biopsy of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in the Malignant Melanoma of the Skin; pp. 125-143
(O. Kraft and L. Petrįs, University Hospital, Czech Republic)

Chapter 8. Radiation and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers; pp. 145-157 (Caterina Foti et al., University of Bari, Italy)

Chapter 9. Targeted Therapy in Treatment of Melanoma; pp. 159-176 (Lynn Feun)

Index

   Series:
      Horizons in Cancer Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-095-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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