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Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers: Essentials for Clinicians


Editors: Paolo A. Ascierto, Iwona Lugowska, Ruth Plummer
Published: 2021

Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer and its incidence has been rising over the last decade. Fortunately, advances in disease knowledge through research and innovation, as well as a multidisciplinary treatment strategy, has placed clinicians in a position to better manage melanoma patients and changed how we evaluate and treat them.  Nonetheless, there is much more that needs to be discovered to improve outcomes and increase awareness.

In this scenario, this first edition of Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers: Essentials for Clinicians has been designed to provide an up-to-date and multidisciplinary overview of the epidemiology, pathology, and current and innovative evidence-based treatment options for patients with all stages of melanoma and other skin cancers.

This extensive book brings together leading skin cancer researchers and clinicians from across the world; the content is organised in two sections. Part A, ‘What every oncologist should know’, seven chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, prevention, screening and surveillance as well as staging, prognostic factors and current treatment of melanoma. Part B, ’More advanced knowledge’, six chapters, discusses the advances in melanoma and skin cancer research and treatment, exploring the pathology and molecular profile, predictive biomarkers and, finally, emerging targets and personalised medicine.

Part A: What Every Oncologist Should Know

Chapter 1 - Epidemiology, risk factors and pathogenesis

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