Structure and Control of the Melanocyte

Sixth International Pigment Cell Conference sponsored by The International Union Against Cancer

  • G. Della Porta
  • O. Mühlbock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. A. C. J. Burgers
    Pages 6-16
  3. Joseph T. Bagnara
    Pages 16-28
  4. Irving I. Geschwind
    Pages 28-44
  5. Ronald R. Novales, Barbara Jean Novales
    Pages 52-59
  6. Richard S. Snell, Aaron B. Lerner
    Pages 59-69
  7. Zdeněk Pechan, Jiří Duchoň
    Pages 78-82
  8. F. C. G. Van De Veerdonk
    Pages 82-85
  9. G. Della Porta, O. Mühlbock
    Pages 85-89
  10. Kiichi Ishikawa, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, George Szabó
    Pages 95-114
  11. N. C. Robson, G. A. Swan
    Pages 155-162

About these proceedings


The first five International Pigment Cell Conferences have all been held in U.S.A., from 1948 to 1961. The late MYRON GORDON (1899-1959), was one of their initiators and was the person who was able to give a skillful continuity to these Conferences which have permitted a gathering together of the multiple aspects of investigations in pigment cell biology, including the clinical problem of melanomas. During the International Cancer Congress in Moscow, in 1962, mem­ bers of the Oncological Research Institute in Sofia offered to organize the Sixth Pigment Cell Conference. Because of their interest and experience in the field of experimental and human melanomas, this seemed highly appropriate. The International Union Against Cancer agreed to sponsor the Conference, since one of the final goals of studies in pigment cell bio­ logy is certainly the control of the neoplastic deviation of the melanocyte. Thus, for the first time, the Pigment Cell Conference was held in Europe. After discussions with various investigators, the Program Com­ mittee decided to limit somewhat the chemical and biological part of the program in order to allow relatively more space to electron microscopy of the melanocyte, biology of experimental melanomas, and epidemiology and clinical aspects of human melanomas.


biology cancer cell cell biology epidemiology hormones melanoma metastasis oncology regulation skin therapy tissue transplantation tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Della Porta
    • 1
  • O. Mühlbock
    • 2
  1. 1.National Cancer InstituteMilanoItaly
  2. 2.The Netherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-99908-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-99906-2
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