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Recent Advances in the Biology, Therapy and Management of Melanoma

Edited by Lester Davids

University of Cape Town, South Africa

The book Recent Advances in the Biology, Therapy and Management of Melanoma brings up-to-date information regarding a number of aspects which culminate in illuminating potential targets in the fight against melanoma. This book is intended to be a reference book for both the scientific and clinical communities and brings complicated subject matter together in an easy, readable way. Undoubtedly fundamental scientific understanding has to then be translated to the clinic in order for us to make significant strides in eradicating melanoma. It is hoped that scientists, clinicians, students and residents find this book useful in their studies on melanoma and that it not only expands their perspectives and views on the field, but challenges them to forge ahead towards discovering the ultimate cure.

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Recent Advances in the Biology, Therapy and Management of MelanomaEdited by Lester Davids

Published: February 13th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46052

ISBN: 978-953-51-0976-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7086-0

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

30032 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

42 Web of Science Citations

58 Dimensions Citations


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1. Melanoma — Epidemiology, Genetics and Risk Factors

By John A. D’Orazio, Stuart Jarrett, Amanda Marsch, James Lagrew and Laura Cleary


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2. Aberrant Death Pathways in Melanoma

By Nicholas D. Panayi, Erin E. Mendoza, Elliot S. Breshears and Randy Burd


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3. Interaction Between the Immune System and Melanoma

By Norma E. Herrera-Gonzalez


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4. MITF: A Critical Transcription Factor in Melanoma Transcriptional Regulatory Network

By Jiri Vachtenheim and Lubica Ondrušova


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5. The Role of Oxidative Stress in Melanoma Development, Progression and Treatment

By Fabiana Henriques Machado de Melo, Fernanda Molognoni and Miriam Galvonas Jasiulionis


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6. Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Theirs Tissue Inhibitors in Fibroblast Cultures and Colo-829 and SH-4 Melanoma Cultures After Photodynamic Therapy

By Aleksandra Zielińska, Małgorzata Latocha, Magdalena Jurzak and Dariusz Kuśmierz


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7. MMP-2 and MMP-9 Expression in Canine Cutaneous Melanocytic Tumours: Evidence of a Relationship with Tumoural Malignancy

By Isabel Pires, Joana Gomes, Justina Prada, Dinora Pereira and Felisbina L. Queiroga


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8. Glutamate Signaling in Human Cancers

By Brian A. Wall, Seung-Shick Shin and Suzie Chen


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9. Current Therapies and New Pharmacologic Targets for Metastatic Melanoma

By Claudriana Locatelli, Fabíola Branco Filippin-Monteiro and Tânia Beatriz Creczynski-Pasa


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10. Targeted Agents for the Treatment of Melanoma: An Overview

By Hsiang-Wen Tseng, Wen-Tai Li+ and Jung-Feng Hsieh+


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11. Porphyrin and Phthalocyanine Photosensitizers as PDT Agents: A New Modality for the Treatment of Melanoma

By Shawn Swavey and Matthew Tran


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12. Gene Therapy for Melanoma: Progress and Perspectives

By Bryan E. Strauss and Eugenia Costanzi-Strauss


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13. The Potential Importance of K Type Human Endogenous Retroviral Elements in Melanoma Biology

By Jianli Dong, Gengming Huang, Rasheen Imtiaz and Fangling Xu


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14. Emerging GM3 Regulated Biomarkers in Malignant Melanoma

By Pu Wang*, Peipei Guan*, Su Xu, Zhanyou Wang, Sadako Yamagata and Tatsuya Yamagata


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15. After Surgery: Follow-Up Guidelines of Melanoma Patients

By Paolo Fava, Pietro Quaglino, Maria Grazia Bernengo and Paola Savoia


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