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By Kenneth A. Foon (auth.), Kenneth A. Foon M.D., Hyman B. Muss M.D. (eds.)

This quantity, organic and Hormonal treatments of melanoma, that is a part of the sequence melanoma therapy and examine, provides chosen new info pertaining to biologic and hormonal remedy of melanoma. we've got tried to supply the reader with subject matters of significant curiosity rapidly. there's renewed curiosity in biologic remedy of melanoma. chapters evaluate the position of interferon within the hematologic malignancies and in strong tumors. Vaccine treatments have come to the vanguard of melanoma treatment re­ cently, and chapters procedure various concepts of vaccine remedies; one reports the mobile vaccine treatments and one other the anti-idiotype ap­ proach. The hormonal remedy chapters specialise in present makes use of of endocrine treatment in endometrial, breast, and prostate melanoma. furthermore, hormonal ideas for the prevention of breast melanoma and endometrial melanoma, together with excit­ ing info on the subject of phytochemicals, are provided. the consequences of tamoxifen on endometrium is a subject of significant curiosity and is mentioned intimately. ultimately, there's a bankruptcy on estrogen receptor expression and regula­ tion in human breast melanoma. those chapters are all written by way of specialists within the box and include well timed and suitable info of curiosity to laboratory and medical scientists and practitioners alike. Biologic and endocrine remedies signify significant parts of melanoma examine curiosity. the arrival of more moderen biologic cures, together with new antibody­ unique remedies, and using biologics as tumor modulators to augment the consequences of different therapy regimens is an exploding street of research.

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