Patients to benefit from updated skin tumour publications

Patients to benefit from updated skin tumour publications

26 October 2018

Healthcare professionals specialising in skin cancers, including melanoma, now have access to two publications with the most current information relating to skin tumour diagnosis and management. Both publications – the WHO Classification of Skin Tumours, 4th Edition, and Pathology of Melanocytic Tumours – are co-edited by Professor Richard Scolyer, Co-Medical Director of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), and will have a major impact on the diagnosis and management of melanoma and other skin tumours.

The WHO Classification of Skin Tumours, 4th Edition integrates diagnostic information and pathological features of skin tumours with the latest in molecular, genetic and epidemiological information. This edition of the WHO Skin Blue Book has substantially updated the classification of melanoma and is a breakthrough publication that every pathologist, dermatopathologist, dermatologist, oncologist and other health care professionals who deal with skin tumours should have.

A separate textbook Professor Scolyer has edited with other world authorities from the USA is Pathology of Melanocytic Tumours. Constituting a large percentage of everyday diagnostic practice, melanocytic pathology is a complex and challenging area with many difficult-to-diagnose lesions. This highly illustrated reference, written by three of the world’s leading dermatopathologists, provides authoritative guidance in the accurate diagnosis of even the most challenging pigmented skin tumours.

‘These publications will undoubtedly assist the care of patients with melanoma and other skin cancers world-wide,” Professor Scolyer said.

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