Non-Surgical Treatment of Keratinocyte Skin Cancer by Gregor JemecNon-Surgical Treatment of Keratinocyte Skin Cancer by Gregor Jemec

Non-Surgical Treatment of Keratinocyte Skin Cancer

EditorGregor Jemec, Lajos Kemeny, Donald Miech

Hardcover | September 25, 2009

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With more and more patients suffering from field cancerisation, an alternative for repeated surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer is becoming necessary. Although surgery remains the gold standard for treatment of non-melanoma or keratinocyte skin cancer, it also has its downside. Surgery leaves scars and nowadays the cosmetic outcome of therapy is becoming increasingly important. Since many cases can effectively be managed without surgery, the possibilities of non-surgical therapy are gaining popularity, particularly in low malignancy tumours. This reader-friendly clinical guide offers treatment options for the growing group of these patients. It describes the current state-of-the art for non-surgical treatment of this type of skin cancer, and gives factual knowledge to beginners and new inspirations to experts.

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Title:Non-Surgical Treatment of Keratinocyte Skin CancerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:231 pagesPublished:September 25, 2009Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540793402

ISBN - 13:9783540793403

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Table of Contents

From Precursor to Cancer - Field Cancerization and the Opportunities for Therapy.- When is a Skin Cancer a Cancer - the Histopaththologists View.- Epidemiology of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer - the Numbers.- Genetics/Syndromes.- Environmental Risk Factors.- Diagnosis.- Cure Rates Following Surgical Therapy - the Golden Standard.- Pharmacological Therapy.- Systemic Chemotherapy.- Intralesional Chemotherapy.- Topical Chemotherapy.- Immunotherapy - General Introduction.- IFN-alpha.- Imiquimod.- IL-2 for NMSC.- BCC Vaccination.- Photodynamic therapy - General introduction.- Topical.- Systemic.- Electrochemotherapy.- Radiation Therapy.- Prevention and Adjuvant Therapy.- Sunscreens.- Antioxidants and Diet.- Retinoids.- PDT for Prevetion.- Dermabrasion, Resurfacing and Photorejuvenation for Prevention.- When to cut and when not to.

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From the reviews:"The different treatment modalities available and the strategies for using a particular one for nonmelanoma skin cancers are covered in this book. . The audience is dermatologists. . This book provides a solid overview of the treatments that can be used in eliminating nonmelanoma skin cancers. The advantages and disadvantages of therapies are discussed. In the ever-changing field of skin cancer management, this is a handy reference for finding current information on the subject." (Patricia Wong, Doody's Review Service, April, 2009)