Books for Dermatologists
(see also dermatopathology)
Revised: 26 August 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, DermatologyOutlines.com, Inc.
Table of contents
Pathology Books by topic: general surgical pathology, adrenal gland, anatomy, autopsy, basic sciences, bioterrorism, board review, breast, cardiovascular, CD-ROMs, cytopathology, dermatopathology, electron microscopy, endocrine, eye, flow cytometry, forensic, GI, GU, grossing, gynecologic, head and neck, hematopathology, histology, history, immunohistochemistry, immunology, informatics, kidney, laboratory medicine/clinical pathology, law/malpractice, liver, lung, mediastinum, medical dictionaries, medical writing, microbiology, molecular biology/genetics, muscle, neuropathology, oncology/staging, oral, other, parasitology, pediatric, placental, serosal membranes, soft tissue and bone, statistics, stem cells, thyroid, transfusion medicine
By Sanjiv Agarwala
2008 (1st ed), 232 pages, 600 list, $200 list
Assembling, reviewing, and synthesizing state-of-the-art information on translational research and therapies of melanoma into one convenient source, Melanoma: Translational Research and Emerging Therapies provides clinicians and researchers the necessary context and perspective to integrate and effectively deploy cutting-edge therapies into daily practice.
By Zsolt Argenyi
2009 (1st ed), 400 pages, 175 illus, $165 list
As a result to the recent significant developments, both in the field of cutaneous pathology and clinical dermatology, many cutaneous neural tumors s are now being diagnosed by specialists like dermatopathologists, and treated by dermatologists or dermatologic surgeons. Cutaneous Neural Neoplasms provides an essential aid in diagnosis by discussing the cardinal clinico-pathologic features of cutaneous tumors relevant to these specialists. It covers detailed pathologic features, and their differential diagnosis.
By Lorenzo Cerroni
2009 (3rd ed), 288 pages, $190 list
This updated edition provides a full-color illustrated text and atlas that combines pathology with clinical features and treatment, updated nomenclature according to WHO/EORTC and WHO classifications, images to expand the diagnostic potential, and cases to enhance the scope for teaching and learning.
By Reinhard Dummer
2011 (1st ed), 386 pages, 204 illus, $219 list
Over the last decades the incidence of skin cancers is dramatically increasing world-wide. This is not only confined to the incidence of melanoma but includes also other skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas. Based on the recent WHO classification of skin cancers, this lavishly illustrated reference book covers comprehensively the epidemiology, histology and pathology, as well as diagnostic signs and treatment options of skin cancers. Homogenously and reader-friendly structured, it links the diagnostic and genetic features of each disease in order to guide the reader to the most appropriate therapeutic strategies for the best possible treatment outcome. In order to demonstrate the world wide activities in the field, all chapters cover the variations of the individual experiences and expertise in different nations.
By Stephen Edge
2009 (7th ed), 300 pages, 130 illus, $45 list
The AJCC Cancer Staging System is the preeminent paradigm used by physicians throughout the world to diagnose cancer and determine the extent to which cancer has progressed. The Seventh Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook brings the practice of cancer diagnosis and treatment to the forefront of newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. As we learn more and more about cancer, methods of staging cancer must adapt to accomodate the new information. This new edition has completely revised and updated the old classification system to provide a new, evidence-based guide to cancer staging. The Handbook features all the staging information offered in the Manual, in a pocket-size book, transportable for easy reference. The Seventh Edition is an essential resource for residents and health care trainees throughout the world who are involved in cancer treatment and research.
By Stephen Edge
2009 (7th ed), 450 pages, 352 illus, $65 list
In addition to the information found in the Handbook, the Manual provides standardized data forms for each anatomic site, which can be utilized as permanent patient records, enabling clinicians and cancer research scientists to maintain consistency in evaluating the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment. The CD-ROM packaged with each Manual contains printable copies of each of the book’s 57 Staging Forms.
By David Fisher
2009 (1st ed), 240 pages, $90 list
The field of melanoma biology has experienced a remarkable surge in recent years, owing to progress which has ranged from the most basic laboratory/preclinical discoveries to clinical developments that have begun to transform the management and prognosis for at least certain melanoma patients. Among the key areas that have contributed to this progress are studies relating to signaling and transcriptional pathways that regulate control over differentiation and survival of the melanocyte lineage. The identification of recurring activating mutations in specific signaling factors (B-RAF, N-Ras, c-KIT), amplification of other melanoma oncogenes (MITF, NEDD9), and the crucial recognition that certain of these genomic events occur within melanomas arising with specific clinical features (eg mucosal or acral origin) have led to clear recognition that melanoma is indeed “many different diseases.”
By B. Fruet
2011 (1st ed), 111 pages, $70 list
This book describes unusual cases of cutaneous lymphomas and is of special interest for clinicians and pathologists dealing with the vexing subject of cutaneous lymphoma. In addition to the case description, it gives the clinical, histological, and in most cases also the phenotypical features and the results of molecular techniques. A commentary puts the observations into the context of cutaneous lymphomas. Related papers are cited. The book will be especially helpful in cases which do not fit into the normal spectrum of cutaneous lymphomas. Rare entities of cutaneous lymphomas are demonstrated with high-quality pictures (4-color) and a concise text in an appealing format throughout the book.The new WHO/EORTC-Classification of Cutaneous lymphomas includes more than 30 entities of Cutaneous T-cell and Cutaneous B-cell lymphomas.
By Ali Hendi
2010 (1st ed), 120 pages, 269 illus, $99 list
In this atlas, the authors set out to provide a practical resource that will help improve the 'visual vocabulary' of physicians and physician extenders, helping them identify lesions that should be biopsied. Hundreds of high-quality color images are included to assist the reader in the task of recognition and identification. All of the common cutaneous malignancies are illustrated, with a number of examples of each entity and of common mimickers. In addition, biopsy techniques and treatment options are presented in step-by step detail with the use of high resolution clinical images, and potential complications of treatment are discussed. This atlas is ideal for all providers who wish to sharpen their clinical acumen and gain confidence in identifying skin cancers.
By Gregor Jemec
2009 (1st ed), 247 pages, 43 illus, $139 list
With more and more patients suffering from field cancerisation, an alternative for repeated surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer is becoming necessary. Although surgery remains the gold standard for treatment of non-melanoma or keratinocyte skin cancer, it also has its downside. Surgery leaves scars and nowadays the cosmetic outcome of therapy is becoming increasingly important. Since many cases can effectively be managed without surgery, the possibilities of non-surgical therapy are gaining popularity, particularly in low malignancy tumours. This reader-friendly clinical guide offers treatment options for the growing group of these patients. It describes the current state-of-the art for non-surgical treatment of this type of skin cancer, and gives factual knowledge to beginners and new inspirations to experts.
By Deborah MacFarlane
2009 (1st ed), 500 pages, 431 illus, $99 list
The incidence of skin cancer continues to rise, as do the challenges physicians face in treating the growing population of skin cancer patients. Skin Cancer Management: A Practical Approach addresses the spectrum of skin cancers from the precancerous to the inoperable. A wide selection of medical treatments and surgical procedures are described in detail and supplemented with an abundance of full-color figures. Numerous case studies help to illustrate the various techniques. Additional highlights of the book include a discussion of potential complications and their management in each chapter; boxed insets that emphasize the most important clinical facts; and one-of-a-kind chapters on radiologic imaging of head and neck skin cancer, management of skin cancer in skin of color, and intralesional and perilesional treatment of skin cancers.
By Jörg Reichrath
2008 (1st ed), 360 pages, 79 illus, $179 list
The goal of this volume is to offer a highly readable and comprehensive overview on our present knowledge of the positive and negative effects of UV-exposure.The book focuses on vitamin D and skin cancer. Topics that are discussed in-depth by leading researchers and clinicians range from the newest findings in endocrinology, epidemiology, histology, photobiology, immunology, cytogenetics and molecular pathology to new concepts for prophylaxis and treatment.
By Darrell Rigel
2011 (2nd ed), 688 pages, $199 list
Cancer of the Skin, edited by Drs. Rigel, Robinson, Ross, Friedman, Cockerell, Lim, Stockfleth, and Kirkwood, is your complete, multimedia guide to early diagnosis and effective medical and surgical treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers. Thoroughly updated with 11 new chapters, this broad-based, comprehensive reference provides you with the latest information on clinical genetics and genomics of skin cancer, targeted therapy for melanoma, the Vitamin D debate concerning the risks and benefits of sun exposure, and other timely topics. A new, multi-disciplinary team of contributors and editors comprised of leading experts in this field offers truly diverse perspectives and worldwide best practices.
By Robert Schwartz
2008 (2nd ed), 536 pages, 240 illus, $200 list
The second edition of Skin Cancer: Recognition and Management is a definitive clinical reference which comprehensively examines the wide range of premalignant and malignant cutaneous disorders, including melanoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and other sarcomas, cutaneous lymphoma, cutaneous metastatic disease and cutaneous markers of internal malignancy, with emphasis on the most recent advances in diagnosis and management.
By Bruce Smoller
2011 (1st ed), 150 pages, 185 illus, $60 list
Tumors: The Basics serves as an effective and efficient handbook for
the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the
practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful
in differentiating histologically similar entities. The chapters consist of
essential bullet points arranged in organized outlines allowing for easy access
and direct comparison between entities. The elaborate pictorial documentation
will also enable the book to serve as an atlas of the most common dermatologic
By Bruce Smoller
2010 (1st ed), 250 pages, $60 list
Epidermal Cell Tumors: The Basics will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader will be able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition. As each entity is addressed, there will be a concise discussion of the basic clinical findings and epidemiologic associations. This will be followed by a histologic description, highlighting areas that serve to discriminate between the entity under discussion and similar ones. Any immunologic studies that might augment the diagnostic sensitivity or specificity will be discussed. The chapters are thematically based and consist of essential bullet points arranged in organized outlines allowing for easy access and direct comparison between entities.
By Vernon Sondak
2010 (1st ed), 300 pages, $65 list
Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon but not rare aggressive cutaneous malignancy. It has many similarities to melanoma, particularly in the need for aggressive multidisciplinary treatment, but far less is known about this disease by most practicing physicians. This book summarizes all of the existing knowledge about Merkel cell carcinoma and provides a much-needed perspective on future opportunities for diagnostic and therapeutic advances. It offers practical how to advice on diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, and also insight into how to establish a multidisciplinary Merkel cell carcinoma clinic. In addition, it will serve as a unique resource for trainees (medical students, residents and fellows) as well as for Merkel cell carcinoma patients and their advocates and caregivers.
By Eggert Stockfleth
2009 (1st ed), 300 pages, $159 list
Skin cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm and its incidence is rising worldwide. The epidemic increase of these tumors calls for efficient management by the application of appropriate guidelines for therapy end prevention. Clinicians managing these patients need to keep up-to-date with the latest advances, allowing them to provide optimal treatment.
By Eggert Stockfleth
2009 (1st ed), 502 pages, 60 illus, $149 list
Organ transplantation has been performed for almost 40 years with steadily increasing success regarding long-time survival of the graft, as well as quality of life for the patient. However, graft tolerance only can be achieved via induction and maintenance of an impaired immunological surveillance. An increase of skin cancers as a consequence of the lowered cellular immunoresponse seems to parallel the overall increased long-time survival rate of organ transplant recipients. Against the background of chronic immunosuppression known risk factors like the amount of sun exposure prior and post transplantation, oncogenic viruses as well as the genetic background, and place of residence (latitude) are strongly related with the increased skin cancer incidence.
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