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Skin Cancer: Basic Science, Clinical Research and Treatment

  • Claus Garbe
  • Stefan Schmitz
  • Constantin E. Orfanos

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 139)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Carcinogenesis

    1. N. E. Fusenig, D. Breitkreutz, P. Boukamp, P. Tomakidi, H.-J. Stark
      Pages 1-19
    2. F. R. de Gruij
      Pages 21-30
    3. S. Schmitz, C. Garbe, K. Jimbow, A. Wulff, H. Daniels, J. Eberle et al.
      Pages 43-55
  3. Malignant Melanoma

    1. G. N. P. van Muijen, E. H. J. Danen, T. J. de Vries, P. H. A. Quax, J. H. Verheijen, D. J. Ruiter
      Pages 105-122
    2. J. Weiss, M. Heine, K. C. Arden, B. Körner, H. Pilch, R. A. Herbst et al.
      Pages 137-154
    3. S. Krüger-Krasagakes, K. Krasagakis, C. Garbe, T. Diamantstein
      Pages 155-168
    4. K. Krasagakis, C. Garbe, Ch. C. Zouboulis, C. E. Orfanos
      Pages 169-182
    5. D. Schadendorf, M. Worm, K. Jurgovsky, E. Dippel, U. Reichert, B. M. Czarnetzki
      Pages 183-193
    6. T. Vogt, W. Stolz, U. Hohenleutner, R. Schiffner, M. Landthaler
      Pages 195-204
    7. J. C. Becker, E. B. Bröcker
      Pages 205-214
    8. H. K. Koh, A. C. Geller
      Pages 215-224
  4. Cutaneous Lymphoma

    1. G. Burg, A. Häffner, R. Böni, S. Dommann, R. Dummer
      Pages 225-237
    2. S. A. Garatti, E. Roscetti, D. Trecca, N. S. Fracchiolla, A. Neri, E. Berti
      Pages 249-261
  5. Other Skin Cancers

    1. M. Ichihashi, K. Naruse, S. Harada, T. Nagano, T. Nakamura, T. Suzuki et al.
      Pages 263-273
    2. C. E. Orfanos, R. Husak, U. Wölfer, C. Garbe
      Pages 275-296
    3. R. Rompel, J. Petres, K. Kaupert, G. Müller-Eckhardt
      Pages 297-302
  6. Treatment and Management

    1. R. Rompel, C. Garbe, P. Büttner, K. Teichelmann, J. Petres
      Pages 323-336
    2. U. Keilholz, C. Scheibenbogen, P. Brossart, T. Möhler, W. Tilgen, W. Hunstein
      Pages 383-390
    3. V. Mielke, G. Staib, W. Sterry
      Pages 403-408
    4. H. P. M. Gollnick, M. Owsianowski, J. Ramaker, S. C. Chun, C. E. Orfanos
      Pages 409-415
    5. M. Landthaler, R.-M. Szeimies, U. Hohenleutner
      Pages 417-421
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 433-440

About these proceedings

Introduction

In the past two decades, considerable interest in skin cancer has developed in the public and scientific communities. There may have been several reasons for this: - The rise in the global incidence of cutaneous cancers - New molecular biology techniques resulting in a better understanding of pathogenesis and improved diagnostic procedures - The advent of new pathological entities, e. g. , the endemic form of Kaposi's sarcoma - A constantly increasing range of therapeutic modalities, providing even more efficacious treatment and manage­ ment of skin cancers As N. E. Fusenig describes in the first chapter of this volume, basic research is only beginning to unravel the complex mechanism involved in cellular dedifferentiation and tumor progression. Progress is dearly needed, especially in dermato­ oncology, where the rise in the incidence of epithelial tumors has inflated the overall skin cancer incidence. The incidence of tumors of the skin exceeds that of all other neoplasias in humans, with recreational sun exposure being a suspected primary cause. Several studies on the effects of UV radiation have been included at the beginning of this volume. Even the role of long wavelength UV (UVA) has become a focus of research activities. The main concern is that the low carcinogenicity of UVA, in comparison to UVB, may be outweighed and exceeded in its effects by increased UV A exposure, e. g.

Keywords

Kaposi's sarcoma UV radiation cancer cancer research carcinogenesis chemotherapy genetics melanoma molecular genetics oncology skin skin cancer surgery therapy tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Claus Garbe
    • 1
  • Stefan Schmitz
    • 1
  • Constantin E. Orfanos
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of Dermatology Medical Centre Benjamin FranklinFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78771-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78773-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78771-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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