By Robert A. Schwartz M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P. (auth.)
The dermis, uniquely situated on the interface among the human physique and the exterior international, performs a multifaceted position within the expression of melanoma. basic dermis melanoma is the commonest melanoma afflicting mankind and is emerging in inci dence, even though it's always preventable. along with basic melanoma, the outside may possibly convey direct and oblique proof of inner melanoma, therefore serving as a window to the physique for either laymen and physicians alike. additionally, the acces sibility of the outside comes in handy for the learn of carcinogenesis in addition to melanoma deal with ment recommendations. lowe a lot of my curiosity in pores and skin melanoma to Dr. Leon Goldman, the daddy of dermatologic laser surgical procedure, and to Dr. Edmund Klein, the daddy of recent immunotherapy. We, on the Roswell Park Memorial Institute, have been certainly for tunate to have a wealth of sufferers to be had for learn. some of the illustrations utilized in this booklet have been of my sufferers on the Institute, and that i kindly thank the fol lowing courses and their respective publishers for permitting me to reuse a few of my photos, so much significantly: melanoma medication (2nd edition), magazine of Surgical Oncology, magazine of the yank Academy of Dermatology, records of Dermatology, melanoma, and magazine of Dermatologic surgical procedure and Oncology. we're very lucky during this paintings to have the various world's ultimate experts of their parts as members, akin to Drs. Zackheim, Lambert, J.W. Trimble, J.R. Trimble, Jackson, Crutcher, Mashberg, Wick, Sidell, F. Helm, G.