Medicine » Oncology

Skin Cancers - Risk Factors, Prevention and Therapy

Edited by Caterina AM La Porta, ISBN 978-953-307-722-2, 284 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 14, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1498
Edited Volume

Skin cancers are the fastest growing type of cancer in the United States and represent the most commonly diagnosed malignancy, surpassing lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. In Europe, the British Isles have been the highest rates of skin cancer in children and adolescents. The overall idea of this book is to provide the reader with up to date information on the possible tools to use for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Three main issues are discussed: risk factors, new diagnostic tools for prevention and strategies for prevention and treatment of skin cancer using natural compounds or nano-particle drug delivery and photodynamic therapy.