Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Melanoma in the Clinic

Diagnosis, Management and Complications of Malignancy

Edited by Mandi Murph

University of Georgia, United States of America

This book provides an excellent overview of how melanoma is treated in the clinic. Since oncologists and clinicians across the globe contributed to this book, each area also explores the unique burdens that geographical areas experience from melanoma subtypes and how these are treated in different settings. It also includes several chapters that illustrate novel methods for diagnosing melanoma in the clinic using new technologies, which are likely to significantly improve outcomes. Several chapters cover surgical techniques and other present very rare or challenging clinical cases of melanoma and how these were treated. The book is geared towards informing clinicians and even patients how melanoma arises, what tools are available and which decisions need to be made by patients and their families in order to treat this devastating disease.

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Melanoma in the ClinicDiagnosis, Management and Complications of MalignancyEdited by Mandi Murph

Published: August 23rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1031

ISBN: 978-953-307-571-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6451-7

Copyright year: 2011

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50490 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

38 Dimensions Citations


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1. Acral Melanoma: Clinical, Biologic and Molecular Genetic Characteristics

By Minoru Takata


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2. Histopathological Diagnosis of Early Stage of Malignant Melanoma

By Eiichi Arai, Lin Jin, Koji Nagata and Michio Shimizu


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3. Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Pathway in Canine Skin Melanoma and a Possibility as a Cancer Model for Human Skin Melanoma

By Jae-Ik Han and Ki-Jeong Na


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4. Modern Techniques for Computer-Aided Melanoma Diagnosis

By Maciej Ogorzałek, Leszek Nowak, Grzegorz Surówka and Ana Alekseenko


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5. Investigation of Relations Between Skin Cancer Lesions‘ Images and Their Reflectance and Fluorescent Spectra

By Petya Pavlova, Ekaterina Borisova, Lachezar Avramov, Elmira Petkova and Petranka Troyanova


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6. Co-operation of Innate and Acquired Immunity for Controlling Tumor Cells

By Hidemi Takahashi


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7. Adoptive T-Cell Therapy of Melanoma: Promises and Challenges

By Patrick Schmidt and Hinrich Abken


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8. Current Perspectives on Immunomodulation of NK Cells in Melanoma

By Tadepally Lakshmikanth and Maria H. Johansson


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9. Tumour-Associated Macrophages (TAMs) and Cox-2 Expression in Canine Melanocytic Lesions

By Isabel Pires, Justina Prada, LuisCoelho, Anabela Garcia and Felisbina Luisa Queiroga


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10. Surgical Management of Malignant Melanoma of Gastrointestinal Tract

By Thawatchai Akaraviputh and Atthaphorn Trakarnsanga


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11. Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Metastases from Melanoma: Emerging Options

By Pier Luigi Filosso, Alberto Sandri, Enrico Ruffini, Paolo Olivo Lausi, Maria Cristina Bruna and Alberto Oliaro


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12. Melanoma-Predisposing CDKN2A Mutations in Association with Breast Cancer: A Case-Study and Review of the Literature

By Klára Balogh, Edina Nemes, Gabriella Uhercsák, Zsuzsanna Kahán, György Lázár, Gyula Farkas, Hilda Polyánka, Erika Kiss, Rolland Gyulai, Erika Varga, Erika Keresztné Határvölgyi, László Kaizer, Lajos Haracska, László Tiszlavicz, Lajos Kemény, Judit Oláh and Márta Széll


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13. The Biology and Clinical Relevance of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Melanoma

By Brian Parrett, Lilly Fadaki, Jennifer Y. Rhee and Stanley P.L. Leong


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14. Melanoma and Pregnancy

By C. Pagès and M. Viguier


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15. Malignant Melanoma in Genito-Urinary Tract

By Abdulkadir Tepeler, Mehmet Remzi Erdem, Sinasi Yavuz Onol, Abdullah Armagan and Alpaslan Akbas


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16. The Stage of Melanogenesis in Amelanotic Melanoma

By Naoki Oiso and Akira Kawada


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17. The Interaction Between Melanoma and Psychiatric Disorder

By Steve Kisely, David Lawrence, Gill Kelly, Joanne Pais and Elizabeth Crowe


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