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Pathology of Female Cancers

Precursor and Early-Stage Breast, Ovarian and Uterine Carcinomas

  • Takuya Moriya


  • Elaborates on the pathological points of view about carcinomas of female-specific organs

  • Broadens understanding of new concepts in the pathology of female cancers

  • Provides thorough explanations of the molecular and clinicopathologic basis of female cancers


About this book


This book focuses on precursor lesions, borderline lesions, and early carcinomas of female-specific organs from the standpoint of pathology. In 2012, the latest WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast, 4th ed., was published and subsequently, in 2014, the WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs, 4th ed., was published. In these fourth editions, several new concepts are addressed that were not described in the previous editions, and many of them are related to the awareness of the specific pathogenesis of tumors in female patients. Although some of these issues are still controversial, several paradigm shifts should be understood by medical scientists. Thus researchers, diagnostic pathologists, and clinicians must share current information about what is taking place in the field and what the next issue to resolve is.

This volume greatly broadens the reader’s understanding of the new concepts and paradigm shifts, as it includes informationon how to diagnose and make differential diagnoses on a practical basis and also provides a thorough explanation of the molecular–clinicopathologic basis of the new concepts. The book thus benefits gynecologists, breast surgeons, gynecologic–medical oncologists, and cytotechnologists.


Breast cancer Ovarian cancer Uterine cancer Endometrial cancer Endometriosis Squamous intraepithelial carcinoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Takuya Moriya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan

About the editors

Dr. Takuya Moriya, MD, Professor

Department of Pathology, Kawasaki Medical School

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pathology of Female Cancers
  • Book Subtitle Precursor and Early-Stage Breast, Ovarian and Uterine Carcinomas
  • Editors Takuya Moriya
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8605-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4197-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8606-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 91
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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