World Health Organisation launches 4th edition of Classification of Skin Tumours

World Health Organisation launches 4th edition of Classification of Skin Tumours

31 August 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is releasing the 4th edition of Classification of Skin Tumours. The new edition of WHO Skin Blue books incorporates the most recent developments in skin tumours, including melanoma. This includes new categorisation based on recent genetic information and cliniopathological correlations. This classification will have significant impact of reporting and management of melanoma and melanocytic skin lesions.

These reference books are at an international standard for any medical professional or research professional.  This publication has long been regarded by pathologists as the highest standard of reference for the diagnosis of tumours. It is an essential guide for evaluation, clinical trials and cancer studies.

This edition updates and discusses the significant changes to the classification of melanoma, based on the latest information from genetic and molecular studies. It also provides vital information on pathology, genealogy, prognosis and protection for each of the tumour types covered.

 

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