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Melanoma

  • Howard L. Kaufman
  • Janice M. Mehnert

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 167)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Batool Shannan, Michela Perego, Rajasekharan Somasundaram, Meenhard Herlyn
    Pages 1-15
  3. Marianne Berwick, David B. Buller, Anne Cust, Richard Gallagher, Tim K. Lee, Frank Meyskens et al.
    Pages 17-49
  4. Sancy A. Leachman, Pamela B. Cassidy, Suephy C. Chen, Clara Curiel, Alan Geller, Daniel Gareau et al.
    Pages 51-105
  5. Nour Kibbi, Harriet Kluger, Jennifer Nam Choi
    Pages 107-129
  6. Genevieve M. Boland, Jeffrey E. Gershenwald
    Pages 131-148
  7. Vadim P. Koshenkov, Joe Broucek, Howard L. Kaufman
    Pages 149-179
  8. Diwakar Davar, John M. Kirkwood
    Pages 181-208
  9. Melissa A. Wilson, Lynn M. Schuchter
    Pages 209-229
  10. Margaret K. Callahan, Catherine R. Flaherty, Michael A. Postow
    Pages 231-250
  11. Deborah J. L. Wong, Antoni Ribas
    Pages 251-262
  12. Sekwon Jang, Michael B. Atkins
    Pages 263-279
  13. Alexander N. Shoushtari, Richard D. Carvajal
    Pages 281-293
  14. Kristen R. Spencer, Janice M. Mehnert
    Pages 295-320
  15. James S. Goydos, Steven L. Shoen
    Pages 321-329
  16. Radhika Sreeraman Kumar, Jane L. Messina, Damon Reed, Fariba Navid, Vernon K. Sondak
    Pages 331-369
  17. Chantale Bernatchez, Zachary A. Cooper, Jennifer A. Wargo, Patrick Hwu, Gregory Lizée
    Pages 371-416

About this book

Introduction

Melanoma is one of the most types of cancer. When melanoma is detected at an early stage, treatment is highly successful, but outcomes can be poor when the disease is advanced. There has been significant progress in our understanding of the molecular biology, genetics, and immunology of melanoma over the past decade. This has been accompanied by rapid advances in therapeutic strategies for patients with melanoma. This book provides the clinician and the researcher with a broad understanding of the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of melanoma, explores the clinical characteristics and criteria for clinical and pathological staging of the disease, and provides an overview of current and evolving treatment strategies in the adjuvant, metastatic, and preventive settings. The treatment of special populations and rare variants of melanoma that often present particular clinical challenges is also covered. Authored by international experts in melanoma biology and clinical management, this volume concisely explains how to diagnose, treat, and prevent melanoma while reviewing advances in basic science and providing an overview of innovative approaches still under development. ​

Keywords

Diagnosis Immunotherapy Melanoma Prevention Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard L. Kaufman
    • 1
  • Janice M. Mehnert
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers Cancer Institute of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22539-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22538-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22539-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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