ISBN : 9780199971015

Jonathan S. Zager; Vernon K. Sondak; Ragini Kudchadkar
176 Pages
127 x 203 mm
Pub date
Feb 2016
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Melanoma is a concise handbook that identifies best-practice guidelines and presents the most current procedures for the diagnosis and management of melanoma in a succinct and easy-to-read manner. Chapters cover melanoma pathology, biopsy techniques, staging and risk stratification, surgical treatment of localized melanoma, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, and guidelines for resected melanoma, targeted therapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, and management of brain metastases, mucosal and ocular melanoma, and pediatric melanoma patients. This handbook is a must-have tool for clinicians directly involved in the care of patients with melanoma, including surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.


1. Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Clinical Presentation of Melanoma
2. Melanoma Pathology
3. Biopsy Techniques for Melanoma
4. Melanoma Staging and Risk Stratification
5. Surgical Treatment of Melanoma
6. Immunotherapy in Melanoma
7. Adjuvant therapy for High Risk Melanoma: Radiation Therapy
8. Follow-up Guidelines for Resected Melanoma
9. Metastatic Melanoma: Targeted Therapy
10. The Role of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Melanoma
11. Management of Melanoma Brain Metastases
12. Management of Mucosal and Ocular Melanoma
13. Special Considerations in Management of Pediatric Melanoma Patients

About the author: 

Jonathan S. Zager is the Chair of Graduate Education and Director of Regional Therapies in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and a Professor of Surgery and Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida; Ragini Kudchadkar is Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; Vernon K. Sondak is Chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology and Director of Surgical Education at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

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