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TitleSkin Cancer and UV Radiation [electronic resource] / edited by Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann, Markus Stรผcker
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997
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Descript XLII, 1334 p. 402 illus., 136 illus. in color. online resource


This book provides a detailed review of the field of skin cancer and UV radiation and is an excerpt of the International Congress on Skin Cancer and UV Radiation held in Bochum/Germany in October 1996. Internationally reknown scientists who have been working in this field for decades have contributed to this book and give a profound insight into the field skin cancer and UV radiation. After presenting the basic aspects of UV radiation and its effect on human skin, the reader is introduced to various fields relating to skin cancer and sun light: risk factors, prevention, sun protection, screening, and diagnostics of skin cancer. Finally, different skin cancer therapies and treatment modalities are presented, compared, and discussed. The book also covers the field of photobiology and phototherapy by giving an overview of the basic aspects as well as the latest results in research and clinical medicine


Skin Cancer and UV Radiation in History of Medicine -- UV Radiation and the Environment -- Effects of UV Radiation on Human Skin -- MolecularBasics -- Melanins,Pigmentation and Erythema -- Immunology -- UV Protection: Sunscreens and other UV Protective Measures -- Therapeutic Use of UV Radiation -- Epidemiology of Skin Cancer -- Risk Factors of Skin Cancer -- Molecular Basics of Skin Cancer -- Screening Campaigns and Prevention of Skin Cancer -- Diagnosis of Skin Cancer -- Skin Cancer Therapy -- Case Reports

Medicine Dermatology Oncology Medicine & Public Health Dermatology Oncology


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