Genetics of Melanoma

  • Carlos A. Torres-Cabala
  • Jonathan L. Curry

Part of the Cancer Genetics book series (CANGENETICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pathogenesis of Melanoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tao Wang, Sook Jung Yun, Xiaowei Xu
      Pages 3-29
    3. Cara Haymaker, Geok Choo Sim, Marie-Andree Forget, Jie Qing Chen, Chantale Bernatchez, Laszlo Radvanyi
      Pages 31-65
  3. Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Melanoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Victor G. Prieto, Christopher R. Shea
      Pages 85-113
  4. Genetics of Melanoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Lana N. Pho, Marjan Champine, Sancy A. Leachman, Wendy Kohlmann
      Pages 117-149
    3. Leomar Y. Ballester, Phyu P. Aung, Chyi-Chia R. Lee
      Pages 151-163
    4. Alan E. Siroy, Michael A. Davies, Alexander J. Lazar
      Pages 165-180
    5. Carlos A. Torres-Cabala, Michael T. Tetzlaff, Jonathan L. Curry
      Pages 181-191
    6. Alaa A. Salim, Keyur Pravinchandra Patel
      Pages 193-203
  5. Melanoma Therapeutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Van A. Trinh, Yeorim Ahn, Wen-Jen Hwu
      Pages 207-236
    3. Isabella C. Glitza, Dae Won Kim, Young Kwang Chae, Kevin B. Kim
      Pages 237-265
    4. Jonathan L. Curry, Ana M. Ciurea, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Carlos A. Torres-Cabala
      Pages 267-277
  6. Carlos A. Torres-Cabala, Jonathan L. Curry
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-288

About this book


This book discusses the molecular, biological, pathological, and clinical aspects of melanoma, with special emphasis in the new concepts of melanoma genetics. A multidisciplinary group of experts in Genetics, Dermatology, Pathology, and Melanoma Medical Oncology contribute state-of-the-art knowledge in melanoma research and clinical management, not only exposing the current status of knowledge of the topics but also providing their personal experiences and ideas about the future and potential practical application of the genetic aspects of melanoma. During the last few years we have witnessed an impressive amount of discoveries in the field of melanoma genetics which have changed our approach in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of this lethal disease. Genetics of Melanoma is a practical approach to melanoma genetic mechanisms and their application in the diagnosis and treatment of this malignancy. It is an essential source of updated information and a powerful tool for clinicians, pathologists, and basic scientists who wish to understand, apply, and investigate the multiple new aspects of melanoma genetics.


genetics melanoma melanoma genetics pathogenesis therapeutic

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos A. Torres-Cabala
    • 1
  • Jonathan L. Curry
    • 2
  1. 1.Chief of Dermatopathology SectionAssociate Professor of Pathology and DerHoustonUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas MD Anderson CancAssociate Professor of Pathology and DerHoustonUSA

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