Assembling, reviewing, and synthesizing state-of-the-art information on translational research and therapies of melanoma into one convenient source, Melanoma: Translational Research and Emerging Therapies provides clinicians and researchers the necessary context and perspective to intergrate and effectively deploy cutting-edge therapies into daily practice.
1. UV radiation in melanoma development and pathogenesis. 2. Overview of molecular pathways in melanoma. 3. CHALLENGING MELANOCYTIC NEOPLASMS:
SPITZOID MELANOMA VERSUS SPITZ NEVUS. 4. Melanoma genomics: Techniques and implications for therapy. 5. Ras signaling in melanoma development and prevention. 6. Targeting BRAF activity as a novel paradigm for melanoma therapy. 7. Therapeutic targeting of the melanoma stem cell population. 8. Pigmentation pathways and Microphtalmia-Associated Transcription Factor as new targets in melanoma. 9. Understanding interferon: Translating biologic advances into clinical progress. 10. Interferon and autoimmunity. 11. New approaches for optimizing melanoma vaccines. 12. Adoptive T cell immunotherapy. 13. Procurement of human melanoma specimens for translational research: Practical and legal considerations. Glossary of clinical and scientific terms.