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TitleBasic and Clinical Aspects of Malignant Melanoma [electronic resource] / edited by Larry Nathanson
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1987
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Descript XIV, 222 p. online resource


Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good in-depth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need. It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal subscription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by dividing the oncology literature into specific subdividions such as lung cancer, genitouriยญ nary cancer, pediatric oncology, etc. Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basic biology, and more


I. Basic Biology -- 1. The role of oncogenes in the pathogenesis of malignant melanoma -- 2. Laminin and fibronectin modulate the metastatic activity of melanoma cells -- 3. Structure, function, and biosynthesis of ganglioside antigens associated with human tumors derived from the neuroectoderm -- II. Natural History -- 4. Epidemiology of ocular melanoma -- 5. Malignant melanoma: Prognostic factors -- 6. Endocrine influences on the natural history of human malignant melanoma -- 7. Psychosocial factors associated with prognostic indicators, progression, psychophysiology, and tumor-host response in cutaneous malignant melanoma -- 8. Central nervous system metastases in malignant melanoma -- III. Therapy -- 9. Interferon trials in the management of malignant melanoma and other neoplasms: An overview -- 10. The treatment of malignant melanoma by fast neutrons

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