Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer

  • Jörg Reichrath

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. José Manuel Ordóñez, Hermann Brenner
    Pages 17-32
  3. Irene Shui, Edward Giovannucci
    Pages 33-51
  4. Sara Gandini, Patrizia Gnagnarella, Davide Serrano, Elena Pasquali, Sara Raimondi
    Pages 69-105
  5. Armin Zittermann, Sylvana Prokop
    Pages 106-119
  6. Ulrike Leiter, Thomas Eigentler, Claus Garbe
    Pages 120-140
  7. Cornelia S. L. Müller
    Pages 141-159
  8. Melanie A. Carless, Lyn R. Griffiths
    Pages 160-181
  9. Sherry H. Yu, Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Elma D. Baron
    Pages 182-191
  10. Sigrun Smola
    Pages 192-207
  11. Steffen Emmert, Michael P. Schön, Holger A. Haenssle
    Pages 234-252
  12. Thomas Vogt
    Pages 272-281
  13. Daniel D. Bikle
    Pages 282-302
  14. Clare Gordon-Thomson, Wannit Tongkao-on, Eric J. Song, Sally E. Carter, Katie M. Dixon, Rebecca S. Mason
    Pages 303-328
  15. Marianne Berwick, Claire Pestak, Nancy Thomas
    Pages 342-358

About this book


The goal of this volume is to comprehensively cover a highly readable, updated and extended, overview on our present knowledge of positive and negative effects of UV‑exposure, with a focus 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. 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 the second edition of this book to summarize essential up‑to‑date information for every clinician or scientist interested in how to balance between positive and negative effects of UV‑exposure to minimize the risks of developing vitamin D deficiency and skin cancer.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jörg Reichrath
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic for Dermatology Venerology and AllergologyThe Saarland University HospitalHomburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0436-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0437-2
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