Malignant Mesothelioma: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Translational Therapies

Hardcover | June 14, 2005

EditorHarvey I. Pass, Nicholas Vogelzang, Michele Carbone

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Malignant Mesothelioma brings together the most current diagnostic criteria and treatment plans from the world's leading experts on this rare but devastating cancer. The first edition was a critical and commercial success and this revision builds on that reputation. The editors have brought together the world's leading experts to fully explore the latest scientific breakthroughs in carcinogenesis, immunotherapy, potential vaccination strategies, and gene therapy. The clinical aspects of the book are equally strong, with thorough discussion of epidemiology, etiology, different clinical presentations, imaging (including interventional pulmonology), treatment of benign disease, strategies for multimodality treatment of malignant disease.Editors: Harvey I. Pass, M.D, Chief, Thoracic Surgery, New York University, New York, NY; Nicholas Vogelzang, M.D, Director, Nevada Cancer Institute, Las Vegas, NV; University of Chicago, Michele Carbone, M.D., Ph.D, Researcher and Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and Anne S. Tsao, M.D, Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

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Malignant Mesothelioma brings together the most current diagnostic criteria and treatment plans from the world's leading experts on this rare but devastating cancer. The first edition was a critical and commercial success and this revision builds on that reputation. The editors have brought together the world's leading experts to fully...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:880 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:June 14, 2005Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387229493

ISBN - 13:9780387229492

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Table of Contents

I.- Carcinogenesis: Asbestos Carcinogenesis.- SV40 Carcinogenesis.- Other causes of mesothelioma.- Inherited Mesothelioma.- II.- Epidemiology: Pleural.- Testicular.- Abdominal.- Pericardial.- III.- Benchwork: Mesothelioma Cell Lines.- Mesothelioma in vivo models.- Cytogenetics.- Growth Factors.- Oncogenes.- Tumor Suppressor Genes.- Immune Status.- Angiogenesis.- Metallomatrix Proteins.- Mesothelioma Genomics.- IV.- Clinical Presentation: Pleural and Pericardial.- Abdominal.- V.- Endoscopy: Laparoscopy.- Thoracoscopy.- VI.- Imaging: Routine Roentgenography.- Computerized Tomography.- PET Scanning.- MRI.- VII.- Pathology: Standard Morphology and Architecture.- Special Stains.- Cytology.- Electron Microscopy.- VIII.- Treatment.- IX.- Natural History.- X.- General Strategies for the Management of Benign Variants of Mesothelioma.- XI.- General Treatment Strategies: Chemotherapy.- Radiation.- Immunotherapy.- Surgery.- XII.- Multimodality Approaches for Pleural Mesothelioma: Preoperative Chemotherapy and Surgery.- Surgery and Intraoperative Chemotherapy.- Surgery and Intraoperative Photodynamic Therapy.

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From the reviews:"Malignant Mesothelioma is an uncommon neoplasm usually associated with exposure to asbestos. . Harvey Pass and colleagues have edited an up-to-date, comprehensive book that includes a wide range of information, from a historical perspective to descriptions of the latest treatment. . Laboratory researchers will use it as a resource for information . of mesothelioma. . Clinicians will benefit from this complete guide ... . I highly recommend this book to all those who are interested in mesothelioma." (Julie R. Brahmer, The New England Journal of Medicine, March, 2006)"This is a reference book suitable for departmental and medical libraries and for the shelves of those who have a particular clinical or research interest in mesothelioma . . Pass, Vogelzang and Carbone envisioned a comprehensive text and have achieved it. . To be useful such a book must be well indexed; and this is. The individual chapters are well referenced . . The text is well edited . . This is a quality production. . Overall it is highly recommended." (Michael Byrne, CancerForum, Vol. 30 (3), November, 2006)