Malignant Melanoma: Biology, Diagnosis, and Therapy

  • Larry Nathanson

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Basic Biology and Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mepur H. Ravindranath, Reiko F. Irie
      Pages 17-43
  3. Molecular Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Annette H. Parmiter, Peter C. Nowell
      Pages 47-61
    3. Richard F. Kefford, Helen M. Shaw, William H. McCarthy
      Pages 63-70
  4. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Richard P. Gallagher, J. Mark Elwood, Jack Rootman
      Pages 73-84
  5. Diagnosis and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. William W. Johnston, Hilliard F. Seigler, Matthew D. Perry
      Pages 103-122
    3. James L. Murray, Lamk M. Lamki, Michael G. Rosenblum
      Pages 123-153
    4. Steven D. Bines, Jamie H. VonRoenn, Sonia M. Kheir, John S. Coon
      Pages 155-169
  6. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Carl M. Sutherland, Edward T. Krementz, R. Davilene Carter, James H. Muchmore
      Pages 173-176
    3. Jerry A. Bash, Marc K. Wallack
      Pages 177-190
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-202

About this book

Introduction

Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good in-depth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Un­ fortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes that aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion: first, by dividing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung can­ cer, genitourinary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc.; second, by asking emi­ nent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more.

Keywords

Staging biopsy cancer cancer treatment cytogenetics epidemiology genetics imaging melanoma molecular genetics oncogene oncology therapy tumor tumor progression

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry Nathanson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Winthrop-University HospitalMineolaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Health Science CenterSUNYStony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1751-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8983-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1751-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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