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Practical Manual for Dermatologic and Surgical Melanoma Management

  • Delphine J. Lee
  • Mark B. Faries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Elizabeth G. Berry, Olivia M. Lucero, Sancy A. Leachman
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alison S. Kang, Delphine J. Lee
    Pages 15-27
  4. Jenna J. Lullo, Paul K. Shitabata
    Pages 29-60
  5. Mohammed Almashali, Robert Ellis, Gyorgy Paragh
    Pages 61-81
  6. Roger F. Uren, David Chung, Kevin London
    Pages 83-109
  7. Reed I. Ayabe, Junko Ozao-Choy
    Pages 111-123
  8. Yun Song, Adrienne N. Bruce, Andrew D. Tieniber, Xiaowei Xu, Giorgos C. Karakousis
    Pages 125-147
  9. Norman G. Nicolson, Dale Han
    Pages 171-189
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book


 This book provides a practically applicable resource for all clinicians managing patients with or who may develop melanoma. Each chapter focuses on clinically relevant information on the latest advances in the field, including techniques for early detection of skin cancers, cross-sectional imaging and staging of regional nodes. Algorithms for clinical decision-making along with clinical vignettes are incorporated into each chapter, enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of how to manage a range of scenarios.

Practical Manual for Dermatologic and Surgical Melanoma Management systematically details the latest diagnostic criteria, treatment guidelines and management techniques available for treating these patients and is a valuable resource for the trainee and practising clinician.  


Melanoma Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment Skin Radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Delphine J. Lee
    • 1
  • Mark B. Faries
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of MedicineHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA
  2. 2.Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterThe Angeles Clinic and Research InstituteLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Dr. Delphine J. Lee is the Chief of Dermatology and Residency Program Director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center located in the South Bay.  She received her MD and PhD at University of California, San Diego and completed her dermatology residency training and postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles.  After serving on the faculty at UCLA for five years, she moved to build the Department of Translational Immunology at John Wayne Cancer Institute where her team developed studies utilizing bioinformatic approaches combined with immune studies to gain new insights into melanoma.  She currently conducts translational studies on host-microbe associations and interactions in melanoma and other cancers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and serves as chair and standing member of the NIAMS AMS review committee.


Dr. Mark Faries is the Co-Director of the Melanoma Program at the Angeles Clinic and Research Institute and Head of the Surgical Oncology Division. He received his medical degree from Cornell University and completed surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. His Fellowship in surgical oncology was at the John Wayne Cancer Institute where he trained under Donald L. Morton. He conducts clinical and translational research in melanoma and immunotherapy and is the Principal Investigator of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy (II) Trial. He serves on the Editorial Board of of the Annals of Surgical Oncology and is a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer’s Melanoma Staging Committee.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practical Manual for Dermatologic and Surgical Melanoma Management
  • Editors Delphine J. Lee
    Mark B. Faries
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-27399-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-27400-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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“The audience is all physicians caring for melanoma patients or patients who are at high risk for developing melanoma. … The material is well written and presented in a clear manner. The summary of appropriate studies is concise without being burdensome. … This is a valuable reference for digesting a huge amount of information on an important topic.” (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, November 6, 2020)