Malignant Mesothelioma

  • Andrea Tannapfel

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thomas A. Sporn
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ritu R. Gill
    Pages 27-43
  4. J. Walters, Nick A. Maskell
    Pages 45-55
  5. Iris Tischoff, Matthias Neid, Volker Neumann, Andrea Tannapfel
    Pages 57-78
  6. Volker Neumann, Stefan Löseke, Andrea Tannapfel
    Pages 79-95
  7. David Rice
    Pages 97-125
  8. Xavier Dhalluin, Arnaud Scherpereel
    Pages 127-147
  9. Dean A. Fennell
    Pages 149-167
  10. Sonja Klebe, Douglas W. Henderson
    Pages 169-193

About this book

Introduction

Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and fatal neoplasm of serous membranes. The pathogenesis of malignant mesothelioma is clearly linked to incorporated asbestos fibers. Owing to the late banning of asbestos use in industrial nations and the continuing mining and consumption of asbestos in many countries, the incidence of malignant mesothelioma is still rising worldwide. This book covers all the important aspects of the disease by bringing together contributions from selected experts in the fields of epidemiology, imaging, pathological diagnosis, therapy, genetics, and screening. Special emphasis is placed on the latest diagnostic techniques and current therapy standards. In addition, the mineralogy of asbestos is reviewed and clear advice is included on the analysis of tissue mineral fiber content. By providing a compact, scientifically based, and up-to-date overview of the management of malignant mesothelioma, this volume will be invaluable for all clinicians and pathologists who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease or in related research.

Keywords

Asbestos Serous membranes

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Tannapfel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PathologieBG Kliniken BergmannsheilBochumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10862-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-10861-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-10862-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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