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This sequence at the therapy of melanoma is backed by way of the UICC. The editors and authors suppose strongly that extra standar dization in melanoma treatment is required on a world foundation. This, after all, is barely attainable if specialists from all international locations join a joint coverage of creating their remedy designs on hand 'to training oncologists around the globe. present therapy of melanoma discusses all of the gear and techniques now in use in melanoma remedy. It covers all kinds of melanoma, therefore supplying the reader with complete infor mation on melanoma administration. In contemporary many years there was a major increase ment within the therapy of melanoma, and there's wish for even fur ther luck during this struggle. we're confident that this sequence can assist us to make a concerted reaction to the problem of can cer. UICC remedy and Rehabilitation Programme Ismail Elsebai Chairman 1988 IX Preface With a subject matter as complex and delicate as breast melanoma, the idea that of manufacturing a publication which displays all opinion at the subject is daunting.
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14). 5%. However, using immunohistochemical techniques for the demonstration of GCDFP-15, a recent study of 100 consecutive cases of invasive breast tumors has suggested that the incidence of pure apocrine carcinoma may be as high as 4%, and that an extra 8% oftumors, including cases of invasive ductal, invasive comedo, and atypical medullary carcinoma, may contain areas of apocrine differentiation present within their in situ or invasive elements. Apocrine differentiation has also been reported in rare cases Fig.
5%. The incidence in another series of 24 cases, included all tumors with at least 20% of their mass composed of signet ring tumor cells, was 2%. In the latter series, all tumors contained areas of invasive lobular carcinoma, and 46% also had foci of lobular carcinoma in situ. These two series show that although many signet ring cell carcinomas are probably of lobular origin, there are cases of ductal origin, and indeed cases of intraductal signet ring cell carcinoma have been described (see above).
The largest foci are usually seen in the necrotic centres of comedo carcinoma or within the walls of malignant ducts (Fig. 1). Smaller foci may be present in the fibrous tissue stroma, in association with small malignant glands, or in foci of adenosis or epithelial hyperplasia, just outside the tumor mass. Occasionally, microcalcification may be seen in lymph-node metastases. Elastosis The normal breast contains thin elastic fibres around ducts, in interlobular fibrous tissue, and in the walls of blood vessels.