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Book and New Media Reviews
August 2002

Skin Cancer

Author Affiliations


Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(8):1107-1108. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.8.1106

This is 1 of more than 20 books in the American Cancer Society's Atlas of Clinical Oncology Series. Both editors are at Harvard Medical School, where they recruited most of the chapter authors. The publisher, BC Decker Inc, is a newly prominent boutique house based in Canada that has recently taken an interest in dermatology. As with the other texts from BC Decker Inc, the hardcover Skin Cancer is sold as a unit with a CD-ROM version.

Ambitious as its title, this book discusses the whole breadth of cutaneous malignancies, from diagnosis to treatment, and basic science to clinical observation. Eighteen chapters are grouped in 4 categories: basic concepts, clinical presentation, management, and prevention. Organization has obviously been given thought, with the editors cognizant of the discipline required to cover the subject in 300 pages.