Molecular diagnostics is an exploding field, and recent advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of disease have provided a platform for the development of new diagnostic tests as well as tests to predict tumor behavior and potential response to targeted therapy. This textbook provides a reference and practical guide to molecular diagnostics for dermatologists and dermatopathologists. It outlines our current understanding of the molecular underpinnings of dermatologic disease, describes the appropriate use of currently available molecular tests, and explains the interpretation of these tests in the context of diagnosis and management. Tests relating to various disorders are covered, including but not confined to melanoma, genodermatoses, and infectious disease. Pitfalls are highlighted and user-friendly algorithmic approaches, presented.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 957 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
Edition: 2014 ed.
From the book reviews:
"This is an outstanding reference that thoroughly explains dysfunctional molecular pathways causing the development of skin cancer. ... The audience is dermatologists and any medical care professionals involved in treating patients with skin cancers. ... This book is a gem. Every page should be studied." (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2015)