Cutaneous Melanoma and Precursor Lesions

  • Dirk J. Ruiter
  • Kees Welvaart
  • Soldano Ferrone

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Fundamental Aspects

    1. R. M. MacKie
      Pages 1-8
    2. A. W. M. Van Der Kamp, N. G. J. Jaspers
      Pages 9-18
    3. P. G. Natali, R. Cavaliere, M. Matsui, G. Buraggi, L. Callegaro, S. Ferrone
      Pages 19-37
    4. J. Brüggen, E.-B. Bröcker, L. Suter, K. Redmann, C. Sorg
      Pages 38-56
  3. Diagnosis and Prognostic Factors

  4. Treatment

    1. K. Welvaart, D. J. A. Van Kampen, J. Hermans, W. Felthuis, J. Van Den Heuvel, P. L. De Jong
      Pages 143-164
    2. H. Schraffordt Koops, J. Oldhoff, M. Nap, J. W. Oosterhuis, H. Beekhuis
      Pages 181-189
    3. E. M. Noordijk
      Pages 213-218
  5. Precursor Lesions

    1. B. Konz
      Pages 219-226
    2. W. Bergman, A. Palan, L. N. Went
      Pages 227-238
    3. D. J. Ruiter, W. Bergman, P. M. Steylen, E. Scheffer
      Pages 239-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


In recent years much progress has been made in knowledge and understanding of the biology of cutaneous melanoma. In this respect etiological factors, prognostic factors, antigen expression of melanoma cells, immune response and mechanisms of metastasis formation have to be mentioned. It is the purpose of this book to give a review on fundamental aspects, diagnosis and prognosis, and treatment of cutaneous melanoma and precursor lesions. Moreover, previously unpublished new data are presented. A post-graduate Boerhaave course "Cutaneous Melanoma and Precursor Lesions" was held at Leiden University on 12 and 13 April,. 1984. The proceedings are contained in this volume. The editors would like to thank all speakers and chairpersons on the course, the Boerhaave Committee for its contribution to the organisation of the course, Upjohn Nederland for its financial support and Mrs. I.A. Kruyff for her secretarial assistance. Dirk Ruiter, Kees Welvaart and Soldano Ferrone, Leiden and Valhalla (NY), June, 1984. VII CONTENTS Preface v Contents VII List of First Authors with Co-Authors XI PART I: FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS. The epidemiology of melanoma R.M. MACKIE The molecular biology of carcinogenesis 9 A.W.M. VAN DER KAMP AND N.G.J. JASPERS 19 Human melanoma associated antigens identified with monoclonal antibodies: characterization and potential clinical application P.G. NATALI, R. CAVLIERE, M. MATSUI, G. BURAGGI, L. CALLEGARO, and S. FERRONE Cellular and molecular parameters of tumor progression in 38 human malignant melanoma J. BRUEGGEN, E.B. BROECKER, L. SUTER, K. REDMANN, and C.


carcinogenesis histopathology melanoma molecular biology pathology radiotherapy tumor tumor progression

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk J. Ruiter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kees Welvaart
    • 3
    • 4
  • Soldano Ferrone
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Surgical OncologyUniversity Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6059-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6057-2
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