An extensive reference work, Textbook of Melanoma presents the latest information on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this increasingly common type of cancer. It distinguishes itself by its scholarship, its comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the disease, its accessibility, and especially its focus. The breadth and depth of the coverage is reflected by the wide range of international authors, all experts in their respective fields, profiling everything from prevention strategies to gene therapy. The result is a comprehensive review of current knowledge, a guide to what is currently regarded as best clinical practice, and a preview of future developments.
History. Basic Biology of the Pigment Cell System and Causation of Melanoma. Epidemiology, Prevention and Screening. Histopathology and Classification. Staging and Prognosis. Diagnosis of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma and Initial Investigations. Management of the Primary Cutaneous Melanoma Site. Management of Regional Lymph Nodes. Special Situations. Locally and Locoregionally Recurrent Melanoma. Metastatic Disease at distant sites: Diagnosis and Local Management. Metastatoc melanoma at distant sites: Systemic Therapy. Primary Melanomas in Non-Cutaneous Sites. Guidelines.