Internationally renowned experts critically appraise the literature and combine this with their own clinical and research experience to present an informed view of a range of issues. Arguments are therefore supported by the most recently available evidence. Melanoma: Critical Debates provides the reader with an up–to–date interpretation of the clinical trial data in this field and their relevance to daily practice.
Chapter 1: What patterns of sun exposure really cause melanoma?.
Chapter 2: Are sunbeds dangerous?.
Chapter 3: Do sunscreens cause cancer or protect from a risk of melanoma?.
Chapter 4: Why are redheads so susceptible to melanoma?.
Chapter 5: How should we manage patients with atypical moles?.
Chapter 6: What should we know and what should we do about high–risk families?.
Chapter 7: How should we manage borderline melanocytic lesions?.
Diagnosis, Screening and Prevention.
Chapter 8: How can we improve early diagnosis?.
Chapter 9: What are the prospects for screening for melanoma at different latitudes?.
Chapter 10: What should we consider when excising the primary?.
Chapter 11: What imaging/investigation in melanoma patients?.
Chapter 12: What management for regional lymph node relapse?.
Chapter 13: What are the issues surrounding congenital naevi?.
Chapter 14: What is the role of chemotherapy?.
Chapter 15: What is the role of biological–response–modifiers in the treatment of melanoma?.
Chapter 16: Will vaccines really work for melanoma?.
Chapter 17: Who should we consider for isolated limb perfusion?.
Chapter 18: What are the novel treatment strategies are on the horizon?.
Chapter 19: Who should follow–up melanoma patients and for how long?.
Chapter 20: What is the role for radiotherapy in melanoma?.
Chapter 21: What should we tell patients about hormones after having melanoma?