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February 1990

Carcinogenesis—A Comprehensive Study: Skin Tumors: Experimental and Clinical Aspects

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White Plains, NY

 

edited by C. J. Conti, T. J. Slaga, and A. J. P. Klein-Szanto, 407 pp, with illus, $98, New York, NY: Raven Press; 1988.

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(2):261. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670260133034

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Abstract

Skin Tumors:  Experimental and Clinical Aspects is the 11th volume in the Carcinogenesis—A Comprehensive Survey Series, which is published by Raven Press, New York, NY. Fifty-one distinguished authors (but only 2 dermatologists) have written 18 chapters in four sections with minimal overlap. The editors state in the preface that their goal is to deal comprehensively with comparative pathobiology and characteristics of cutaneous neoplasms, human and interspecies, and to try to bridge the gap between clinicians and laboratory researchers. In these goals they are partially successful.The book provides an introduction to carcinogenesis and pathology and discusses the biology of human and experimental tumors and in vitro techniques.The initial section on the mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis includes one of the best reviews of tumor initiation and promotion that I have ever read. The following section on the pathology of human and experimental skin tumors is directed to the basic scientist

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