Malignant Mesothelioma by Andrea TannapfelMalignant Mesothelioma by Andrea Tannapfel

Malignant Mesothelioma

EditorAndrea Tannapfel

Paperback | May 29, 2013

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Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and fatal neoplasm of serous membranes that still shows a rising incidence worldwide. This book covers all the important aspects of the disease by bringing together contributions from selected experts in the fields of epidemiology, imaging, pathological diagnosis, therapy, genetics, and screening. Special emphasis is placed on the latest diagnostic techniques and current therapy standards. In addition, the mineralogy of asbestos is reviewed and clear advice is included on the analysis of tissue mineral fiber content. By providing a compact, scientifically based, and up-to-date overview of the management of malignant mesothelioma, this volume will be invaluable for all clinicians and pathologists who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease or in related research.
Title:Malignant MesotheliomaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:May 29, 2013Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642267742

ISBN - 13:9783642267741

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Table of Contents

Mineralogy of asbestos.- Epidemiology of mesothelioma and historical background.- Imaging of mesothelioma.- Biopsy techniques and cytological analysis for the diagnosis of mesothelioma.- Pathohistological diagnosis and differential diagnosis.- Mesothelioma and analysis of tissue mineral fiber content.- Surgical therapy of mesothelioma.- Chemotherapy and radiotherapy of mesothelioma.- Genetics and molecular biology of mesothelioma.- Early stages of mesothelioma, screening and biomarkers.

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From the reviews:"This volume in the Recent Results in Cancer Research series reviews the rare malignancy of mesothelioma, covering not just clinical aspects of the disease process, but also scientific information about asbestos and areas of current translational research. . This book is designed for oncologists, radiologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, and pulmonologists . . This is an excellent reference for any scientist or clinician whose work requires in-depth understanding and familiarity with mesothelioma. . I am glad to add to my library." (Melissa L. Johnson, Doody's Review Service, July, 2011)