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Kurman: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Female Reproductive Organs (4th ed, Vol 6)
By R.J. Kurman, M.L. Carcangiu, C.S. Herrington, R.H. Young
2014 (4th ed), 316 pages, 400 illus, $149 list
WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs is the sixth volume in the Fourth Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumors. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.
 
Fletcher: WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone (4th Ed, Vol 5)
Edited by Fletcher, C. D.M., Bridge, J.A., Hogendoorn, P., Mertens, F.
2013 (4th ed), 427 pages, $162 list
WHO Classification of Soft Tissue and Bone is the fifth volume of the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists 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 a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors.
 
Lakhani: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast (4th Ed, Vol 4)
Edited by Lakhani, S.R., Ellis. I.O., Schnitt, S.J., Tan, P.H., van de Vijver, M.J.
2012 (4th ed), 400 pages, $162 list
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast is the fourth volume of the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists 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 a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors. The book, prepared by 90 authors from 24 countries, contains more than 340 colour photographs, tables and figures, and more than 1600 references.
 
Bosman: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System (4th Ed, Vol 3)
Edited by Bosman, F.T., Carneiro, F., Hruban, R.H., Theise, N.D.
2010 (4th ed), 417 pages, $162 list
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System is the third volume of the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome. This book also provides user-friendly algorithmic approaches to the diagnosis of the major tumours of the digestive tract. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics, and predictive factors. The book, prepared by more than 100 authors from 22 countries, contains some 700 colour photographs, numerous tables and figures and more than 3700 references.
 
Swerdlow: WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues (4th Ed, Vol 2)
Edited by Swerdlow, S.H., Campo, E., Harris, N.L., Jaffe, E.S., Pileri, S.A., Stein, H., Thiele, J., Vardiman, J.W
2008 (4th ed), 439 pages, $147 list
WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues is the second volume of the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an inter­national standard for oncologists and pathologists 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 a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics and predictive factors. The book, prepared by more than 130 authors from 22 countries, contains about 1000 colour photographs, numerous charts and more than 2,500 references.
 
Louis: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System (4th Ed, Vol 1)
Edited by Louis, D.N., Ohgaki, H., Wiestler, O.D., Cavenee, W.K.
2007 (4th ed), 312 pages, $147 list
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System is the first volume of the 4th Edition of the World Health Organization series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists 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 a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics, and predictive factors. The book, prepared by 73 authors from 19 countries, contains more than 400 colour photographs, numerous X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) images, charts, and more than 2,500 references.
 
Travis: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart (3rd Ed, Vol 10)
Edited by Travis, W.D., Brambilla, E., Muller-Hermelink, H.K., Harris, C.C.
2004 (3rd ed), 344 pages, $147 list
This book is an authoritative, concise reference on the histological and genetic typing of tumours of the lung, pleura, thymus and heart. Prepared by 200 authors from 25 countries, it contains more than 670 colour photographs, numerous MRIs, ultrasound images, CT scans, charts and approximately 2200 references. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features and associated genetic alterations are described in a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics and predictive factors.
 
Barnes: Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumours (3rd Ed, Vol 9)
Edited by Barnes, L., Eveson, J.W., Reichart, P., Sidransky, D.
2005 (3rd ed), 430 pages, $147 list
Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumours is the latest volume in the new WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for 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 a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all WHO-recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics, and predictive factors. The book, prepared by 130 authors from 28 countries, contains 890 colour photographs, X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) images, charts, and more than 2900 references.
 
DeLellis: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Endocrine Organs (3rd Ed, Vol 8)
Edited by DeLellis, R., Lloyd, R., Heitz, P., Eng, C.
2004 (3rd ed), 320 pages, $147 list
This volume covers tumours of the pituary, the thyroid and parathyroid, the adrenal gland, the endocrine pancreas, and inherited tumour syndromes. Each entity is extensively discussed with information on clinicopathological, epidemiological, immunophenotypic and genetic aspects of these diseases. The book is an authoritative, concise reference, prepared by 150 authors from 20 countries. It contains more than 500 colour photographs, numerous MRIs, ultrasound images, CT scans, charts and more than 2900 references.
 
Eble: Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs (3rd Ed, Vol 7)
Edited by Eble, J., Epstein, J., Sesterhenn, I., Sauter, G.
2004 (3rd ed), 359 pages, $147 list
This new volume in the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours covers tumours of the kidney, the urinary system, the prostate, the testis and paratesticular tissue and the penis. Each entity is extensively discussed with information on clinicopathological, epidemiological, immunophenotypic and genetic aspects of these diseases. This book is an authoritative, concise reference, prepared by 131 authors from 22 countries. It contains more than 800 colour photographs, numerous MRIs, ultrasound images, CT scans, charts and 3000 references.
 
LeBoit: Pathology and Genetics of Skin Tumours (3rd Ed, Vol 6)
Edited by LeBoit, P.E., Burg, G., Weedon, D., Sarasin, A.
2005 (3rd ed), 355 pages, $147 list
This book provides an authoritative guide to the histological and genetic typing of human tumours of the skin. This volume covers keratinocytic, melanocytic, appendageal, haematopoietic, soft tissue and neural tumours, as well as inherited tumour syndromes. Each tumour is introduced with a concise definition and discussion of nomenclature, followed by a summary of what is known about its incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathological features, associated genetic alterations, and predictive factors. Distinctive features are further characterized through the inclusion of over 600 colour photographs and numerous MRIs, CT scans, and charts showing genetic alterations. The classification uses ICD-O codes from the third edition.