Cancers of the Skin: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress by R. DummerCancers of the Skin: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress by R. Dummer

Cancers of the Skin: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress

EditorR. Dummer

Paperback | September 27, 2011

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Skin cancer is the most frequent malignancy in humans and its incidence is still increasing. This situation calls for major efforts to manage the disease. Preventive measures must include reduced UV exposure and an enhanced common awareness of skin lesions. Advanced surgical techniques allow safe removal with excellent cosmetic results. In many cases alternative treatment modalities such as radiotherapy, cryosurgery and photodynamic therapy are applicable. The development of optimal sun screens and UV-protective clothes, new tools for early diagnosis of malignant lesions including videomicroscopy, improved evaluation of biopsy material and new treatment schemes will contribute to better patient care. New developments in therapy including pegylated interferons, cytokine-inducing molecules, monoclonal antibodies and vaccination approaches using peptides, dendritic cells, viruses or nDNA give hope for well-tolerated and efficient treatments.
Title:Cancers of the Skin: Proceedings of the 8th World CongressFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pagesPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

UV protection and skin cancer: The role of clothes. European and US standards for UV protective textiles.- Melanoma: Pathogenesis. Epidemiology. Diagnosis. Therapy. Follow-up.- Epithelial skin tumors: Micrographic surgery of basal cell carcinomas of the head. Repair of cutaneous defects after surgery. Radiotherapy. Photodynamic therapy and fluorescence diagnosis. Intralesional interferon in basal cell carcinoma. Epithelial malignancies in organ transplanted patients: New treatment modalities. New treatment modalities for basal cell carcinoma.- Lymphoma: Pathogenesis. Cutaneous lymphomas and pseudolymphomas. Clinical aspects and pathology of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas. Modern diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoma. Treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma. New biologic agents for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.- Mesenchymal tumors: Etiology and pathogenesis of Kaposi's Sarcoma. Connective tissue tumors.- Psychosocial aspects: Psychotherapeutc intervention in melanoma patients.