Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hao Wang, Thomas L. Diepgen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jörg Reichrath, Kerstin Querings
    Pages 10-17
  4. Melanie A. Carless, Kevin J. Ashton, Lyn R. Griffiths
    Pages 49-57
  5. Vladislava O. Melnikova, Honnavara N. Ananthaswamy
    Pages 66-79
  6. Miguel Quintanilla, Eduardo Pérez-Gómez, Diana Romero, Mar Pons, Jaime Renart
    Pages 80-93
  7. Peter Erb, Jingmin Ji, Marion Wernli, Stanislaw A. Büchner
    Pages 108-114
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-137

About this book


apid progress in the understanding of carcinogenesis and pathology of epitheUal skin cancer has led to new strategies for the prevention Rand treatment of these malignancies. The goal of this volume is to comprehensively cover in a highly readable overview our present knowledge of pathogenetic mechanisms and molecular biology of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Topics that are discussed in-depth by leading researchers and clinicians range from the newest findings in epidemiology, histology, photobiology, immunology, cytogenetics, and molecular pathol­ ogy to new concepts for prophylaxis and treatment. Experts in the field as well as health care professionals not intimately involved in these specialized areas are provided with the most significant and timely information related to these topics. It is the aim of this book to summarize essential up-to-date information for clinicians and scientists interested in the biology of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas. The chapters are written by authors who are experts in their respective research areas, and I am gratefixl for their willingness to contribute to this book. I would also like to express my thanks to Ron Landes, Cynthia Conomos, Sara Lord and all the other members of the Landes Bioscience staff for their expertise, diligence and patience in helping me complete this work. Jorg Reichrathy Prof, Dn med. CHAPTER 1 The Epidemiology of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Hao Wang and Thomas L.


DNA apoptosis cancer carcinogenesis carcinoma cell cytogenetics genetics histology immunology infection molecular pathology pathology skin tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Jörg Reichrath
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic for Dermatology, Allergology and VenerologyThe Saarland University HospitalHomburg/SaarGermany

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