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Book and New Media Reviews
September 1998

Cutaneous Oncology: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

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edited by Stanley J. Miller and Mary E. Maloney, 998 pp, $295, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science Inc, 1998.

Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(9):1172. doi:

Advances in cell biology and immunology are progressing at an explosive rate. This advancement has had an impact on the broad field of dermatology. The new book Cutaneous Oncology: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management is an ambitious work because it merges contemporary basic science findings with continuing developments in our understanding and classification of cutaneous tumors. One of the many strengths of this book is the depth in which each tumor type is reviewed. For each tumor type, the known history of the disease, clinical findings, histology, cellular biology, immunology, genetics, treatment modalities and management, as well as ongoing research and prevention, are thoroughly discussed. This book is an unparalleled work because it enhances a physician's understanding of a broad number of tumors, and thus improves patient care.

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