Caterina La Porta

University of MilanItaly

Research associate professor of General Pathology at University of Milan, visiting scientist in many universities and institutes, she is a member of many international societies, referee of many international journals and member of editorial boards of many international journals. She collaborates with many international institutions, mainly in USA. Her research is devoted mainly to melanoma and in this filed recently her group identified a more aggressive subpopulation expressing CXCR6.

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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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