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Skin Cancers

Risk Factors, Prevention and Therapy

Edited by Caterina La Porta

University of Milan, Italy

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.

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Skin CancersRisk Factors, Prevention and TherapyEdited by Caterina La Porta

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1498

ISBN: 978-953-307-722-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6562-0

Copyright year: 2011

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25282 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

47 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. Indoor Tanning: A Bio-Behavioral Risk Factor for Skin Cancer

By Carolyn J. Heckman and Sharon L. Manne


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2. UV-Induced Immune Suppression that Promotes Skin Cancer Development and Progression

By Takuma Kato and Linan Wang


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3. Genetic Predisposition to Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

By Yi-Zhen Ng, Jasbani H.S Dayal and Andrew P. South


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4. Melanoma Cell Signalling: Looking Beyond RAS-RAF-MEK

By Visalini Muthusamy and Terrence J. Piva


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5. Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: A Causal Factor in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

By Marijke Van Ghelue and Ugo Moens


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6. Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Overexpression Accelerates Photocarcinogenesis in the Skin

By Tadamichi Shimizu


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7. Optical Imaging as Auxiliary Tool in Skin Cancer Diagnosis

By S. Pratavieira, C. T. Andrade, A. G. Salvio, V.S. Bagnato and C. Kurachi


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8. Cyclooxygenase-2 Overexpression in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Molecular Pathways Involved as Targets for Prevention and Treatment

By Daniel H. González Maglio, Mariela L. Paz, Eliana M. Cela and Juliana Leoni


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9. Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer by Natural Compounds

By Gabriela Adriana Filip and Simona Clichici


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10. Photodynamic Therapy in Skin Cancer

By Simona Clichici and Gabriela Adriana Filip


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11. Topical Administration of Anticancer Drugs for Skin Cancer Treatment

By Stephânia Fleury Taveira and Renata Fonseca Vianna Lopez


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