Pathology and Genetics of Skin Tumours

Pathology and Genetics of Skin Tumours

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Pathology and Genetics of Skin Tumours is the latest volume in the new WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This publication, offers an authorative and concise reference book, providing an international standard for dermatologists, pathologists and oncologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all WHO-recognized neoplasms and their variants include ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics, and predictive factors. The book, prepared by more than 150 authors from 20 countries, contains 648 colour photographs, clinical images and charts, amd more than 2600 references. This volume covers keratinocytic, melanocytic, appendageal, haematopoietic, soft tissue and neural tumours, as well as inherited tumour syndromes. Each entity is extensively discussed with information on clinicopathological, epidemiological, immunophenotypic and genetic aspects of these diseases.Br J Dermatol 146: 148-153. .... Progressive degenerative diseases associated with defective DNA repair: xeroderma pigmentosum and ataxia ... Angiomatosis with angioker- atoma-like features in children: a light microscopic and immunophenotypic examination of four cases. ... Interferon alfa-2b-induced Meyersona#39;s nevi in a patient with dysplastic nevus syndrome. ... Impact of vaccinations and infectious diseases on the risk of melanoma - evaluation of an EORTC case- control study.

Title:Pathology and Genetics of Skin Tumours
Author:Philip E. LeBoit
Publisher:IARC - 2006-01


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