Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Andrea Tannapfel
Publication Date: May 4, 2011
Size: 8.66 MB
Book DescriptionMalignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and fatal neoplasm of serous membranes. The pathogenesis of malignant mesothelioma is clearly linked to incorporated asbestos fibers. Owing to the late banning of asbestos use in industrial nations and the continuing mining and consumption of asbestos in many countries, the incidence of malignant mesothelioma is still rising worldwide. This book covers all the important aspects of the disease by bringing together contributions from selected experts in the fields of epidemiology, imaging, pathological diagnosis, therapy, genetics, and screening. Special emphasis is placed on the latest diagnostic techniques and current therapy standards. In addition, the mineralogy of asbestos is reviewed and clear advice is included on the analysis of tissue mineral fiber content. By providing a compact, scientifically based, and up-to-date overview of the management of malignant mesothelioma, this volume will be invaluable for all clinicians and pathologists who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease or in related research.
This volume in the Recent Results in Cancer Research series reviews the rare malignancy of mesothelioma, covering not just clinical aspects of the disease process, but also scientific information about asbestos and areas of current translational research. … This book is designed for oncologists, radiologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, and pulmonologists … . This is an excellent reference for any scientist or clinician whose work requires in-depth understanding and familiarity with mesothelioma. … I am glad to add to my library.
--Melissa L. Johnson, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2011