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November 1996

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich

 

by Randal S. Weber, Michael J. Miller, and Helmuth Goepfert, 392 pp, with black-and-white and color illus, Media, Pa, Williams & Wilkins, 1996.

Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(11):1406-1407. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890350150041

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Abstract

This 392-page text is outstanding. Goepfert, Weber, and Miller are exceptional and distinguished clinicians and scholars. They have successfully edited and delivered a comprehensive textbook to serve as a resource for those physicians caring for patients afflicted with complex cutaneous basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. This textbook emphasizes the multidisciplinary management of advanced basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. The first 65 pages deal with epidemiology, pathology, molecular biology, immunobiology, and mechanisms of invasion and metastasis. The remaining majority of the text focuses on comprehensive clinical management of patients with advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Physicians treating nonmelanoma skin cancer will benefit from an understanding of management options and guidelines for the more advanced and complicated cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Several chapters are considerably interesting and will add to the dermatologist's library of standard cutaneous oncology and surgery texts. Specific examples of excellent and

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