Skin Cancer - A World-Wide Perspective

  • Reinhard Dummer
  • Mark R. Pittelkow
  • Keiji Iwatsuki
  • Adèle Green
  • Nagwa M. Elwan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Whiteman, Adele Green
      Pages 13-26
    3. Mirjana Urosevic-Maiwald
      Pages 27-31
    4. Marie C. Zipser, Reinhard Dummer
      Pages 33-34
    5. Nagwa M. Elwan
      Pages 35-37
    6. Selma Ugurel, Lauren Lockwood
      Pages 39-39
    7. Jean Kanitakis, Wen Lyn Ho
      Pages 41-42
  3. Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Petra Boukamp
      Pages 45-54
    3. Keith S. Hoek
      Pages 55-64
    4. Sean Whittaker
      Pages 65-72
    5. Marie C. Zipser, Reinhard Dummer
      Pages 73-74
    6. Nagwa M. Elwan
      Pages 75-77
    7. Selma Ugurel, Lauren Lockwood
      Pages 79-80
    8. Jürgen C. Becker, Roland Houben
      Pages 81-86
  4. Disease Entities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Michael B. Colgan, Mark A. Cappel, Mark R. Pittelkow, Kazuyasu Fujii, Dorothea Terhorst, Eggert Stockfleth
      Pages 89-120
    3. Jivko A. Kamarashev, Steven Kaddu
      Pages 121-167
    4. Jivko A. Kamarashev, Leo Schärer, Marie C. Zipser, Lauren L. Lockwood, Reinhard Dummer, Sven Krengel
      Pages 169-196
    5. Günter Burg, Werner Kempf, Reinhard Dummer, Mirjana Urosevic-Maiwald
      Pages 197-231
    6. Keiji Iwatsuki
      Pages 233-240
    7. Naohito Hatta, Nagwa M. Elwan, L. Weibel, Luis Requena, Davide Donghi, Jürg Hafner et al.
      Pages 241-277
    8. Jürgen C. Becker, Herman Kneitz
      Pages 279-285
  5. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Severin Läuchli, Jürg Hafner, Günther F. L. Hofbauer, Antonio Cozzio, Mirjana Urosevic-Maiwald
      Pages 289-305
    3. Merlin Guggenheim, Pietro Giovanoli, Brigitta G. Baumert, Thomas Kurt Eigentler, Claus Garbe, Joanna Mangana et al.
      Pages 307-341
    4. Reinhard Dummer, Kazuhiro Kawai, Marie C. Zipser
      Pages 343-354
    5. Keiji Iwatsuki, Naohito Hatta, Nagwa M. Elwan, Selma Ugurel, Lauren L. Lockwood, Jürgen C. Becker
      Pages 355-369
  6. Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Isabel Kolm, Reinhard Dummer, Ralph Peter Braun
      Pages 373-378
    3. Hans C. Steinert
      Pages 379-390
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-398

About this book


The dramatic increase in the incidence of skin cancers is a major concern worldwide and relates not only to melanoma but also to other cancers, including Merkel cell and basal cell carcinomas. Recently, the WHO has summarized the genetic and pathologic features of skin cancers in its book series. However, the WHO’s proposed classification of certain disease entities, such as basal cell carcinomas, is still novel for many dermatologists. This book covers the entire spectrum of cutaneous malignancies in accordance with the new WHO classification. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy are all reviewed in detail, and care is taken to link the diagnostic and genetic features to optimized therapeutic strategies. In order to reflect the worldwide activities in the field, the editors have brought together leading researchers and clinicians from every continent to communicate their individual experiences and expertise. The result is a unique compilation of current medical and molecular knowledge about skin cancers. It is anticipated that this book will remain a basic reference for many years to come.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Dummer
    • 1
  • Mark R. Pittelkow
    • 2
  • Keiji Iwatsuki
    • 3
  • Adèle Green
    • 4
  • Nagwa M. Elwan
    • 5
  1. 1.Dermatologische KlinikUniversitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mayo Clinic, Dept. DermatologyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry &, Pharmaceutical SciencesOkayama UniversityOkayamaJapan
  4. 4.Royal Brisbane HospitalQueensland Institute of Medical ResearchBrisbaneAustralia
  5. 5.Fac. Medicine, Dept. DermatologyTanta UniversityTantaEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05071-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-05072-5
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