Cancers of the Skin

Proceedings of the 8th World Congress

  • Reinhard Dummer
  • Frank O. Nestle
  • Günter Burg

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Reinhard Dummer, Tanja Maier
      Pages 7-12
  3. UV Protection by Clothes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Thilo Gambichler, Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann
      Pages 15-25
    3. Colin R. Roy, Peter H. Gies, Alan McLennan
      Pages 26-34
    4. Kathryn L. Hatch
      Pages 42-47
    5. Thilo Gambichler, Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann
      Pages 55-61
    6. Uli Osterwalder, Hauke Rohwer
      Pages 62-69
  4. Melanoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Pathogenesis

      1. A. Neil Crowson, Cynthia M. Magro, Ignacio Sanchez-Carpintero, Martin C. Mihm Jr
        Pages 75-84
      2. Ulrich Certa, Monika Seiler, Elisabetta Padovan, Giulio C. Spagnoli
        Pages 85-91
      3. Albert Rübben, Inja Bogdan, Elke-Ingrid Grußiendorf-Conen, Günter Burg, Roland Böni
        Pages 100-110
    3. Epidemiology

    4. Diagnostic

About these proceedings


Skin cancer is the most frequent malignancy in humans and its incidence is still increasing. This situation calls for major efforts to manage the disease. Preventive measures must include reduced UV exposure and an enhanced common awareness of skin lesions. Advanced surgical techniques allow safe removal with excellent cosmetic results. In many cases alternative treatment modalities such as radiotherapy, cryosurgery and photodynamic therapy are applicable. The development of optimal sun screens and UV-protective clothes, new tools for early diagnosis of malignant lesions including videomicroscopy, improved evaluation of biopsy material and new treatment schemes will contribute to better patient care. New developments in therapy including pegylated interferons, cytokine-inducing molecules, monoclonal antibodies and vaccination approaches using peptides, dendritic cells, viruses or nDNA give hope for well-tolerated and efficient treatments.


Carcinom Staging melanoma prevention skin cancer surgery therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Dummer
    • 1
  • Frank O. Nestle
    • 1
  • Günter Burg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63969-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59410-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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