Skin Cancer and UV Radiation

  • Peter Altmeyer
  • Klaus Hoffmann
  • Markus Stücker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLII
  2. Skin Cancer and UV Radiation in the History of Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Scholz
      Pages 20-27
  3. UV Radiation and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. G. Jendritzky, H. Staiger, K. Bucher
      Pages 37-49
    3. I. Stocks, M. Chen, H. Kaase, W. Lechner
      Pages 65-73
  4. Effects of UV Radiation on Human Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Molecular Basis

      1. A. Oikarinen
        Pages 77-93
      2. J.-P. Césarini
        Pages 94-101
      3. M. Bacharach-Buhles, M. Lubowietzki, T. Krömer, P. Altmeyer
        Pages 102-108
      4. V. Wolf, H. Langhoff, H. Heise, A. Mattheus, U. Schulz, W. Diezel
        Pages 109-114
      5. K. Scharffetter-Kochanek, J. Wenk, P. Brenneisen, R. Blaudschun, M. Wlaschek
        Pages 115-127
      6. F. de Fine Olivarius
        Pages 131-136
      7. C. Hohenadl, H. Germaier, M. Hagenhofer, M. Herrmann, P. Kind, R. Hehlmann et al.
        Pages 137-147

About these proceedings


This book provides a detailed review of the field of skin cancer and UV radiation and is an excerpt of the International Congress on Skin Cancer and UV Radiation held in Bochum/Germany in October 1996. Internationally reknown scientists who have been working in this field for decades have contributed to this book and give a profound insight into the field skin cancer and UV radiation. After presenting the basic aspects of UV radiation and its effect on human skin, the reader is introduced to various fields relating to skin cancer and sun light: risk factors, prevention, sun protection, screening, and diagnostics of skin cancer. Finally, different skin cancer therapies and treatment modalities are presented, compared, and discussed. The book also covers the field of photobiology and phototherapy by giving an overview of the basic aspects as well as the latest results in research and clinical medicine.


UV radiation cancer cancer therapy dermatology diagnostics epidemiology immunotherapy laser melanoma molecular biology prevention screening skin skin cancer therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Altmeyer
    • 1
  • Klaus Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Markus Stücker
    • 1
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik der Ruhr-Universität BochumGudrunstraße 56BochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64547-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60771-4