Molecular Mechanisms of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (Medical Intelligence Unit) by J. Reichrath
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (April 26, 2006) | ISBN: 0387260463 | Pages: 137 | PDF | 9.6 MB
This book provides a comprehensive, highly readable overview of our current knowledge of the molecular pathology of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. The chapters present the newest findings in epidemiology, photocarcinogenesis, genetics, immunology and molecular pathology of these epithelial skin tumours. Topics include the importance of the hedgehog/patched/smoothened/GLI, p53, PDGF, or TGF-b signalling pathways as well as the relevance of papilloma virus infections, apoptosis, DNA-repair and telomerase.