Textbook of Melanoma: Pathology, Diagnosis and Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Textbook of Melanoma

Pathology, Diagnosis and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by John F. Thompson, Donald L. Morton, Bin B.R. Kroon

CRC Press

708 pages | 150 Color Illus. | 150 B/W Illus.

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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.

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"…this is a sentinel book. It provides a robust analysis of the current concepts surrounding melanoma based on the literature and is an ideal reference text. It should be in the collection of all units with an interest in melanoma and will interest all specialist doctors whose practice encompasses this disease."

--New Zealand Dermatological Society

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Table of Contents

HISTORY

Melanoma: An Historical Perspective, N.C. Davis, H.M. Shaw, and W.H. McCarthy

BASIC BIOLOGY OF THE PIGMENT CELL SYSTEM AND CAUSATION OF MELANOMA

Cell Cycle Regulation in the Melanocyte, H. Rizos, T.M. Becker, E.A. Holland

Skin Immunity and Melanoma Development, G.M. Halliday

Environmental Influences on Cutaneous Melanoma, J.-F. Dore and M. Boniol

Genetic Predisposition to Melanoma, R.F. Kefford, G.J. Mann, and J.N. Bishop

EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION AND SCREENING

Epidemiology of Cutaneous Melanoma and Current Trends, B. Armstrong

Prevention Strategies, Early Diagnosis and Results of Education Programs, J.K. Rivers and R.C. Burton

The Role of Sunscreens in Prevention, P. Autier and J.-F. Dore

Population Screening for Melanoma: Current Evidence and a Community-Based Randomized Trial, J. Aitken and M. Elwood

HISTOPATHOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION

The Histological Diagnosis and Classification of Melanoma, K. Crotty, S. McCarthy, and M.C. Mihm, Jr.

Pathological Reporting of Cutaneous Melanoma, A.J. Cochran and K. Crotty

Immunohistochemistry and Special Diagnostic Techniques, D.J. Ruiter, W.J. Mooi, G.N.P. van Muijen, and A.J. Cochran

Ultrastaging of Melanoma Patients: Molecular Detection of Micrometastatic Disease, B. Taback and D.S.B. Hoon

STAGING AND PROGNOSIS

Staging Systems for Cutaneous Melanoma, J.E. Gershenwald, M.I. Rossl, and A.C. Buzaid

The Natural History of Melanoma and Factors Predicting Outcome, C.M. Balch, S.J. Soong, and J.F. Thompson

DIAGNOSIS OF PRIMARY CUTANEOUS MELANOMA AND INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Melanoma Precursor Lesions: Recognition and Management, R.G.B. Langley, S. Soon, and J.K. Rivers

Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: Clinical Diagnosis, W.H McCarthy and G.M. Milton

Surface Microscopy Features of Melanoma, S. Menzies and W. Stolz

Computer-Aided Instrumentation for the Diagnosis of Primary Melanoma, M. Binder and S. Menzies

Initial Staging Investigations, A.C. Buzaid, J.E. Gershenwald, and M.I. Ross

MANAGEMENT OF THE PRIMARY CUTANEOUS MELANOMA SITE

Surgical Management of Primary Melanoma: Excision Biopsy and Wide Local Excision, T.M.D. Hughes, M. Santinami, L. Lenisa, and N. Cascinelli

Surgical Management of Primary Melanoma: Reconstruction after Wide Excision, M.J. Quinn and J. F. Thompson

MANAGEMENT OF REGIONAL LYMPH NODES

Elective Lymph Node Dissection, N. Cascinelli, F. Belli, W.H. McCarthy, and E.A Felger

Therapeutic Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Metastatic Melanoma, D.W. Ollila, W.H. McCarthy, and E.A. Felger

Groin and Pelvic Dissection, C.P. Karakousis and J.F. Thompson

Neck Dissection and Parotidectomy, C.J. O'Brien, J.P. Shah, and A. Balm

Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: The Concept, D.L. Morton and J.F. Thompson

Sentinel Node Biopsy: Historical Aspects, R.F. Uren and D.N. Krag

The Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Procedure: Identification with Blue Dye and a Gamma Probe, R. Essener, J.F. Thompson, and O.E. Nieweg

Lymphoscintigraphy, R.F. Uren and C.A. Hoefnagel

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Results to Date, D. Reintgen, M.I. Ross, and R. Essner

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Unresolved Questions, O.E. Nieweg, R.F. Uren, and J.F. Thompson

SPECIAL SITUATIONS

Cutaneous Melanoma in Childhood: Incidence and Prognosis, H.M. Shaw and J.F. Thompson

Desmoplastic and Neurotropic Melanoma, M.J. Quinn and K. Crotty

LOCALLY AND LOCOREGIONALLY RECURRENT MELANOMA

Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Melanoma, G. Stevens

Isolated Limb Perfusion: Technical Aspects, H.S. Koops, F.L. Lejeune, and B.B.R. Kroon, J.M. Klaase, and H.J. Hoekstra

Isolated Limb Perfusion: Results and Complications, B.B.R. Kroom, D.L. Fraker, B.C. Vrouenreats, and J.F. Thompson

Isolated Limb Infusion, J.F. Thompson, P.C.A. Kam, J.H.W. de Wilt, and P. Lindner

Isolated Limb Perfusion and Infusion: Preclinical Studies and Future Directions, B.M. Smithers and J.H.W. de Wilt

Other Treatments, A.J. McKay and D.S. Byrne

METASTATIC DISEASE AT DISTANT SITES: DIAGNOSIS AND LOCAL MANAGEMENT

Metastatic Disease at Distant Sites: Follow-Up, J.A. Olson, Jr, and D.G. Coit

Diagnosis of Systemic Metastatic Disease: PET Scanning, J.D.H. de Vries, O.E. Nieweg, and R.F. Uren

Diagnosis of Systemic Metastatic Disease: Conventional Imaging Techniques, R. Perry

Diagnosis of Systemic Metastatic Disease: PET Scanning, J.D.H. de Vries, O.E. Nieweg, and R.F. Uren

Diagnosis of Systematic Metestatic Diseases: Blood Tests and Markers, J.F. Thompson and D.L. Morton

Local Treatment of Systemic Metastases: Rationale and Principles, J.F. Thompson and D.L. Morton

Pulmonary Resection for Metastatic Melanoma, D.W. Ollila, J.D. Sadoff, and B.C. McCaughan

Hepatic Surgery for Metastatic Melanoma, A.J. Bilchik, R. Essner, J.F Thompson, and D.L. Morton

Gastrointestinal and Other Intraabdominal Melanoma Metastases, J.M. Klaase and B.B.R. Kroon

Cerebral Metastases, G. Stevens and K. Fife

The Role of Radiation Therapy in Metastatic Melanoma: An Overview, G. Stevens

METASTATOC MELANOMA AT DISTANT SITES: SYSTEMIC THERAPY

Management of Patient with Advanced Disease, R.F. Kefford

Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Chemo-biotherapy for High Risk Primary Disease and Resected Metastatic Melanoma, I.N. Olver

Immunotherapy of Melanoma: Principles, P. Hershey

Adjuvant Immunotherapy for High Risk Primary Disease and Resected Metastatic Melanoma, P. Hershey, D.L. Morton, and A. Eggermont

Systemic Chemotherapy and Chemo-biotherapy for Non-Resected Metastatic Melanoma, D. Khayat

Immunotherapy for Non-Resected Melanoma, P. Hershey

Gene Therapy, G. Parmiani and P. Dalerba

New Anti-Cancer Agents: Possibilities for Improving the Therapy of Metastatic Melanoma, M. Millward

PRIMARY MELANOMAS IN NON-CUTANEOUS SITES

Melanoma if the Urogenital Tract, M. Henderson and J.F. Thompson

Primary Pulmonary Metastases, J.F. Thompson and J.H.W. de Wilt

Primary Melanomas of the Gastrointestinal Tract, B.M. Smithers

Ocular Melanomas. M.E. Giblin, J.A. Sheilds, and C.L. Sheilds

GUIDELINES

Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma, W.H. McCarthy and B.B.R. Kroon

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED017000
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology