ISBN: 978-0-9944381-4-0


William H. Ward, MD (ed)
Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD (ed)
Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA


The book provides an up-to-date, concise, multidisciplinary overview of the epidemiology, pathology, and current evidence-based treatment options for patients with all stages of melanoma. These aspects are presented in two sections: epidemiology and pathophysiology, and therapy and management. In section 1, five chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, heterogeneity, and biology of melanoma. In section 2, six chapters discuss the various treatment options and surveillance recommendations for afflicted patients.

Published: 2017-11-30


Anthony J. Olszanski

Page vii


William H. Ward, Jeffrey M. Farma

Page ix

Epidemiology of Melanoma

Natalie H. Matthews, Wen-Qing Li, Abrar A. Qureshi, Martin A. Weinstock, Eunyoung Cho

Pages 3-22

Heterogeneity and Plasticity of Melanoma: Challenges of Current Therapies

Mary J. C. Hendrix, Elisabeth A. Seftor, Naira V. Margaryan, Richard E. B. Seftor

Pages 57-65

Ulcerated Melanoma: Aspects and Prognostic Impact

Marie Louise Bønnelykke-Behrndtz, Torben Steiniche

Pages 67-75

Clinical Presentation and Staging of Melanoma

William H. Ward, Fernando Lambreton, Neha Goel, Jian Q. Yu, Jeffrey M. Farma

Pages 79-89

Nanomedicine in Melanoma: Current Trends and Future Perspectives

Ayman El-Meghawry El-Kenawy, Carolina Constantin, Snur M. A. Hassan, Alshimaa Mohamed Mostafa, Adriana Freitas Neves, Thaise Gonçalves De Araújo, Monica Neagu

Pages 143-159

Short-Term and Long-Term Management of Melanoma

Neha Goel, William H. Ward, Jian Q. Yu, Jeffrey M. Farma

Pages 161-174


Pages 175-177