Melanoma Techniques and Protocols

Molecular Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring

  • Brian J. Nickoloff
  • Leroy Hood

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine book series (MIMM, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brian J. Nickoloff
      Pages 3-14
    3. Marten Visser, Markwin P. Velders, Michael P. Rudolf, W. Martin Kast
      Pages 31-70
    4. Stephen E. Ullrich, David A. Schmitt
      Pages 85-97
    5. Jennifer K. Taylor, Scott R. Cooper, Nicholas M. Dean
      Pages 99-106
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. David Hogg, Ling Liu, Norman Lassam
      Pages 109-122
    3. Andrzej Slominski, Andrew Carlson, Jacobo Wortsman, Martin C. Mihm
      Pages 123-163
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Frank O. Nestle, Adrian Tun-Kyi, Michel F. Gilliet
      Pages 195-202
    3. Giorgio Parmiani, Flavio Arienti, Cecilia Melani, Filiberto Belli, Gianfrancesco Gallino, Arabella Mazzocchi
      Pages 203-222
    4. Alfred E. Chang, Keishi Tanigawa, Joel G. Turner, Edwin C. Chang, Hua Yu
      Pages 223-240
  5. Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Philippe Musette, Jos Even, Louis Dubertret, Philippe Kourilsky, Gabriel Gachelin
      Pages 321-337
    3. Per thor Straten, JÜrgen C. Becker, Jesper Zeuthen, Per Guldberg
      Pages 339-351
    4. Cassian Yee, Peter P. Lee
      Pages 353-362
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-366

About this book


With the completion of the Human Genome Project, it is now possible to decipher the biochemical cascade of events that lead to melanoma, a virulent form of cancer that is currently at epidemic proportions worldwide. In Melanoma Techniques and Protocols: Molecular Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring, a broadly diverse group of researchers and clinicians offer not only reviews of the most important recent advances in melanoma oncology, tumor immunology, and pathology, but also state-of-the-art molecular techniques for probing melanoma's basic biology. These readily reproducible methods can be used to develop diagnostic approaches, therapeutics, and status monitoring of patients suffering both early- and late-stage melanoma. With emphasis on the experimental details critical to success, each method is described in step-by-step fashion by hands-on masters, often those who have developed them in their own laboratories. Notes about potential pitfalls and troubleshooting tips on how to adapt procedures to new experimental systems are also provided.
Comprehensive and highly instructive, Melanoma Techniques and Protocols: Molecular Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring offers clinicians and basic scientists concerned with malignant melanoma both rich new clinical perspectives and the wide ranging experimental protocols essential for achieving more rapid breakthroughs in this near-epidemic disease.

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian J. Nickoloff
    • 1
  • Leroy Hood
    • 2
  1. 1.Loyola University Medical CenterMaywood
  2. 2.Institute for Systems BiologySeattle

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-684-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-145-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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