Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. S Astner, M Ulrich
    Pages 1-15
  3. G. Goldenberg, L. E. Golitz, J. Fitzpatrick
    Pages 17-35
  4. Manisha J Patel, Phillip M Williford, Stephen Shumack
    Pages 37-49
  5. E. Stockfleth
    Pages 51-59
  6. Travis Vandergriff, Mandy Harting, Theodore Rosen
    Pages 61-78
  7. Myrto Trakatelli, Esther de Vries, G. Katsanos, Dimitris Tzachanis, Alexander Eggermont
    Pages 79-110
  8. Martina Ulrich, Jean Kanitakis
    Pages 111-116
  9. Laura Y. McGirt, Matthias Steinhoff
    Pages 117-130
  10. Dorothea Terhorst, Martina Ulrich, Theodore Rosen
    Pages 131-136
  11. Thomas Stasko, Sarah Grummer
    Pages 137-147
  12. M. Ulrich, C. Ulrich, Anja V. Potthoff, Norbert H. Brockmeyer, Competence Network for HIV/AIDS Germany, G. Schäfer-Hesterberg et al.
    Pages 149-210
  13. Véronique del Marmol, Veronique Bataille, Myrto-Georgia Trakatelli, Claas Ulrich
    Pages 211-224
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 225-226

About this book


Skin cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm and its incidence is rising worldwide. The epidemic increase in such tumors calls for efficient management by the application of appropriate guidelines for therapy and prevention. Clinicians managing patients with skin cancer need to keep up to date with the latest advances, allowing them to provide optimal treatment.

This practical guide offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the options for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cutaneous cancer. It covers all common skin cancers, as well as some less frequent and precancerous lesions, including:

  • malignant melanoma
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • actinic keratosis
  • Kaposi´s sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.

Employing an "evidence-based medicine" approach, this truly international work presents a well-illustrated text in a reader-friendly format with step-by-step guidelines and visual flowcharts. Dermatologists, oncologists, and all other interested physicians will find this book an extraordinarily valuable resource for the clinical management of cutaneous cancer in their daily practice.


cancer cancer prevention carcinoma cell diagnosis histopathology lymphoma management medicine melanoma pathology prevention skin cancer therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Eggert Stockfleth
    • 1
  • Theodore Rosen
    • 2
  • Stephen Shumack
    • 3
  1. 1.Skin Cancer Center Charité, Department of DermatologyCharité University Medicine BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHoustonUSA
  3. 3.SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79346-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79347-2
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